Tag: X11

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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How to run Wine (graphics-accelerated) in an LXD container on Ubuntu

Update June 2018: See updated post How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop  which describes how to use LXD profiles to simplify the creation of containers that can show the GUI output on the host’s deskttop. The updated post covers how to run application under Wine as well. …

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