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How to install Gnome and VNC in Low Ram Ubuntu VPS ?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by pintonbd, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. pintonbd

    pintonbd Power Member

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    Hi,
    i have got some problem, bought a VPS with only 92MB Ram and 2 GB disk space, OS installed Centos 5 32 bit, then i reinstall OS from VPS control panel , My current OS "Ubuntu 8.04 default " and i can only use shell from vps control panel console ,

    now i need to install gnome and vnc in my server , but my Ram and HD space is very low ,
    How can i configure gnome and vnc in my VPS and can connect as Remote desktop from my windows xp PC? what software i have to use in my desktop to connect to my VPS as remote desktop

    i want to use this VPS only for download and Upload files from file sharing sites, my home connection speed is only 256kbps

    i have used:
    "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop " to install xfce invironment . now what should i do to fix my problems. instaaling gnome will be best for me, but have only 92 MB ram ..

    pls help me , post instruction including command line as reply on this thread.
    thanks
     
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  2. voyevoda

    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    Unless you need the FULL desktop environment, look into X11 forwarding.

    You can run programs on the remote server, but interact with them locally without using any sort of VNC daemon. All you need is SSH access (which you clearly already have).
     
  3. radi2k

    radi2k Junior Member

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    hmm isnt it the power of linux to run it without an desktop environment? in your case i wouldnt install gnome, kde or any other tools. get into scripting and using the bash. most things can be done very easy.

    but for low ram computers you could also use xvesa with ice-wm or joe's-wm. i'm using puppy linux on a very slow and old computer. runs quite good ;)

    by the way: dont use debian or any other derviates like ubuntu when you have a) low ram and b) not enough storage space free.

    hope this helps a bit!
     
  4. voyevoda

    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    On such a low memory box, I'd rather run FreeBSD or OpenBSD or something... they both can run X11 and FreeBSD can run Linux binaries.

    There's a few memory-saving tweaks you can do, such as killing any extraneous ttys in your inittab, but they're micro-optimizations compared to just paying $5 more a month for additional ram.