By default, the Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Server instance does not come with a GUI desktop environment. You can only connect to it via SSH using a client side application like “Putty” to perform any operations on it. This post will be focused on how to setup a remote desktop environment on the Ubuntu Server 13.10 using xrdp so one can connect to it using Remote Desktop. At first when I installed the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server (xrdp) via the Ubuntu Software Centre which runs on my local machine VirtualBox, I tried to RDP to it but for some reasons, the screen appeared Grey.
The K Desktop Environment(KDE) is a graphical desktop, similar in function to the GNOMEdesktop which I had earlier posted (Installing GNOME on CentOs 6.5). It uses many of the same freatures as GNOME, including icons, windows, menus, and a panel. Some people prefer KDE over Gnome but for me they both look similar Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS with root account. Run the following command to install the latest desktop packages: [code language=”js”]# yum -y groupinstall “KDE desktop” “X Window System” “Fonts”[/code]
In my earlier post, I showed us how to Install CentOS 6.4 on VirtualBox using the minimal version which runs on CLI. Now I would show us how to install a GUI desktop environment on CentOS. For the purpose of this post, I will install GNOME Desktop and install some optional packages Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS using root account. Run the following command: yum -y groupinstall "