Tag: gui

Running X11 software in LXD containers

With LXD you can run system containers, which are similar to virtual machines. Normally, you would use a system container to run network services. But you can also run X11 applications. See the following discussion and come back here. In this post, we further refine and simplify the instructions for the second way to run …

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Discussion on running X11 applications from within LXD system containers

With LXD, you can create system containers. These system containers are similar to virtual machines, while at the same time they are very lightweight. In a VM, you boot a full Linux kernel and you run your favorite Linux distribution in a virtualized environment that has a fixed disk size and dedicated allocation of RAM …

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Using Arduino IDE for the ESP32 in a LXD container

The ESP32 is a dual-core microcontroller that has both WiFi and Bluetooth. The ESP32 is the next generation of the older single-core microcontroller ESP8266 that only had WiFi. You can perform most tasks that you did with the various Arduinos but with the ESP32 (or ESP8266) and you also have WiFi embedded into the microcontroller. …

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How to run HelloWorld in radare2 (installed from a snap package)

You can write instructions in a language like English, just like I do now with this blog post. If you want to write instructions for a computer, you are likely to use some sort of intermediate language that will then be converted into raw instructions suitable for the computer. Those intermediate languages are the programming …

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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 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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