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How to run graphics (X11) applications in the Kali LXD container

LXD gives you system containers and virtual machines, usable from the same user interface. You would rather use system containers as they are more lightweight than VMs. Previously we have seen how to use the Kali LXD containers (includes how to use a USB network adapter). There is documentation on using graphics applications (X11) in …

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How to get LXD containers get IP from the LAN with routed network

UPDATE 11 August 2020: Ubuntu 20.04 as a container did not work with the instructions in this post. There is a need for an addition to the profile in order to make it work for both older versions of Ubuntu and newer versions (Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04). The addition is for on-link: true in …

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Running X11 software in LXD containers

Updated instructions for LXD 4.5 (September 2020) LXD 4.5 has added features that make proxy devices more secure in the sense that if something goes wrong on the proxy device, your system is safer. Specifically, the proxy devices are now under AppArmor confinement. In doing so, however, something broke and it was not possible to …

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How to add both a private and public network to LXD using cloud-init

When you launch a new LXD container, LXD applies the default LXD profile unless you specify a different profile. By adding configuration to a LXD profile, you can launch containers with specific parameters such as specific network configuration. In the following we see how this default LXD profile looks like, and then use cloud-init instructions …

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Configuring public IP addresses on cloud servers for LXD containers

You have a cloud server and you got more than one public IP addresses. How do you get those additional IP addresses to associate to specific LXD containers? That is, how do you get your LXD container to use a public IP address? This post has been tested with a packet.net baremetal server. Prerequisites You …

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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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