Gavin W. Burris on 15 Dec 2014 09:28:05 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Looking for help with Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP 380 Gen8 server

Hi, John.

Have you considered not running X on this server system?  Instead, SSH
in to the server with the -X option.  Then run the VirtualBox command
to get the app GUI.  This does require an X server on your local
desktop, though.

Mac X server:
Windows X server:


On 12:19PM Mon 12/15/14 -0500, john boris wrote:
> I have a an HP 380 Gen 8 Server I am using to hos my VMs using VirtualBox
> Instances. I was running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it but was having some issues.
> I upgraded the OS to 14.04.1 and now I no longer have a Desktop. I need the
> GUI desktop to run the Vbox Manager. I need to have the consoles available
> just for debugging purposes. The Guest OS are Legacy SCO boxes.  I
> prototyped this on an older HP server under 10.x LTS and also protyped
> things on the 14.04 on this new server. It seems Unity is broken with my
> current configuration. I am wondering if anyone else out there has run into
> this or has some suggestions. This entire setup is to hold my Legacy
> systems as we move to a new SIS here at $WORK. It will also be a production
> setup for at least a year. HP says 14.04 will work (which it does ) but
> they say 14.04.1 they don't fully support yet.
> Any pointers would be appreciated.
> -- 
> John J. Boris, Sr.

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