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Using distrobuilder to create container images for LXC and LXD

With LXC and LXD you can run system containers, which are containers that behave like a full operating system (like a Virtual Machine does). There are already official container images for most Linux distributions. When you run lxc launch ubuntu:18.04 mycontainer, you are using the ubuntu: repository of container images to launch a container with …

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How to run Julia on Jupyter in a LXD container

Julia is a computer language well-suited for scientists, engineers and students. I wrote the following introduction a couple of days ago. In this post we are going to see how to use Julia in the Jupyter interactive environment. This means that you run Julia commands in your browser and get the output in your browser. …

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

UPDATE June 2020: See newer post at https://blog.simos.info/running-x11-software-in-lxd-containers/ for simplified instructions. They require a recent LXD (version 4.0 or newer), and snap packages work. 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, …

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

Update: 12 Oct 2018 – The systemd service file and the LXD lxdbr0 configuration have been updated according to the comment by mDfRgmd. Please check again and verify that you are using the updated version. If you have two LXD containers, mycontainer1 and mycontainer2, then you can reference each other with those handy *.lxd hostnames …

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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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