Install ubuntu desktop in EC

Install ubuntu desktop in EC2 server

Links:

  • http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-gui-in-ubuntu-server.html
  • https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers

I have created a repo with cfengine scripts: https://github.com/colmsjo/ubuntu_desktop

This installs the desktop (X server etc.):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

# Alternative
sudo aptitude install --without-recommends ubuntu-desktop  

I’m using cfengine instead. Follow the instructions in the README file: https://github.com/colmsjo/ubuntu_desktop