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How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop

Note: This post is about LXD containers. These are system containers, which means they are similar to Docker but behave somewhat like virtual machines. When you start a LXD (lex-dee) container, you are starting a new system on your computer, with its own IP address and all. You can get LXD as a snap package. …

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How to use LXD container hostnames on the host in Ubuntu 18.04

If you have two LXD containers, mycontainer1 and mycontainer2, then you can reference each other with those handy *.lxd hostnames like this, $ lxc exec mycontainer1 — sudo –user ubuntu –login ubuntu@mycontainer1:~$ ping mycontainer2.lxd PING mycontainer2.lxd(mycontainer2.lxd (fd42:cba6:557e:1a5a:24e:3eff:fce2:8d3)) 56 data bytes 64 bytes from mycontainer2.lxd (fd42:cba6:557e:1a5a:24e:3eff:fce2:8d3): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.125 ms ^C — mycontainer2.lxd ping statistics — …

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How to use the X2Go remote desktop with LXD containers

I would like to thank Brian Mullan for sharing his notes on getting X2Go to work on LXD containers. Prior to this, I never used X2Go before. You would typically use LXD (pronounced LexDee) containers to run server software. However, you can also run GUI apps. If the LXD containers are located on your desktop …

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How to set up LXD on Civo (new UK VPS provider)

Civo is a new UK company that offers virtual private servers (VPS). They are currently in beta, and I am testing here their management interface and the process of setting up LXD on Civo VPS. What differentiates greatly one VPS provider from another, is the Web management interface. And the CLI interface. Management interface Once …

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How to use LXD instance types

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. When you launch a new LXD container, there is a parameter for an instance type. Here it is, $ …

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How to migrate LXD from DEB/PPA package to Snap package

You are using LXD from a Linux distribution package and you would like to migrate your existing installation to the Snap LXD package. Let’s do the migration together! This post is not about live container migration in LXD. Live container migration is about moving a running container from one LXD server to another. If you …

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