How do I enable a lightweight linux desktop when connecting using NoMachine?

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  • #15733
    Avatarberner
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    I have a brand new installation of Ubuntu with I assume the “unity” desktop environment.

    • My server has 20GB HDD, and 1GB RAM

    I would like to remove the unity desktop environment, and replace it with the most lightweight desktop environment possible. I would also like to remove any bloat ware that came with Ubuntu to make the server even faster.

    Can someone please explain to me exactly how to achieve this?

    If someone can make a script to do this + a few other things I need, I am willing to pay you.

    #15741
    AvatarBritgirl
    Keymaster

    Berner,

    this is a question that you should really be putting to the Ubuntu community.

    Lubuntu is a lightweight DE so you could try that. NoMachine supports most desktop environments. You can find some examples of what lightweight ones we have tried with in the following article of our knowledge base: https://www.nomachine.com/AR07K00676.

    Trying with Lubuntu you need to execute:

    sudo apt-get install –reinstall lubuntu-desktop
    sudo apt-get autoremove –purge ubuntu-desktop

    You should also take a look at this article which tells you how to set up a DE different to the default one installed on your Linux host, https://www.nomachine.com/AR04K00667.

    #15752
    Avatarberner
    Participant

    Thanks Britgirl for your reply.

    The reason why I have posted here is because when I install a different DE and try to connect using NoMachine, it just loads Unity again. I cant figure out how to have NoMachine connect and use Lubuntu DE instead. So once I solve the installing a DE, I will then need help solving how to connect using the new DE.

    I typed the first command : sudo apt-get install –reinstall lubuntu-desktop and I received this error:

    desktop@Server1:~$ sudo apt-get install \u2013reinstall lubuntu-desktop

    [sudo] password for vdesktop: 

    Reading package lists… Done

    Building dependency tree       

    Reading state information… Done

    E: Unable to locate package -reinstall

     

    So I then tried this command instead: sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and it worked. Is this command ok to use? or do I need the “-reinstall” in the command?

     

    I typed the second command : sudo apt-get autoremove –purge ubuntu-desktop</span> and I received this error:

    vdesktop@Server1:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove \u2013purge ubuntu-desktop

    Reading package lists… Done

    Building dependency tree

    Reading state information… Done

    E: Unable to locate package -purge

     

    What should I do?

    #15754
    Avatarberner
    Participant

    If it makes a difference, I am using Ubuntu 12.04

    #15776
    AvatarBritgirl
    Keymaster

    You need to use double dash with “purge” and “reinstall” values, so check that first. For more info you can also check manual man apt-get.

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall lubuntu-desktop
    sudo apt-get autoremove --purge ubuntu-desktop
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