[arch-general] startx on arch vm running on ESXI (when accessed via ssh - do I need a DM?)

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sat Mar 19 01:50:08 UTC 2016

On 03/18/2016 03:09 PM, Ben Oliver wrote:
> I would personally set up VNC and tunnel it over ssh. Tried your approach
> once and never had much joy.

Thanks Ben, all,

  Now the synapses are starting to fire again. The frustrating thing is I used
to do this without much of an issue when I would setup arch in virtualbox for
building Trinity (before I found the archroot magic). I used 'rdesktop', e.g.:

  rdesktop myhost.mydomain.com -u david -g 1280x800 -E -x l &

(or '-x b' for broadband)

  This allowed connection to either kdm or windows (with remote desktop
connections enabled, and e.g. port 3389 forwarded to myhost).

  Where I'm getting senile is I do not recall doing anything special to the
display manager to allow connections with rdesktop. I do recall using
tightvnc-server. So it looks like today for Arch that means TigerVNC:


  This looks like what I needed. I'll let you know how it pans out. If there are
any EXSI specific quirks, I'll note them in the wiki.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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