[Arm-dev] Xfce desktop works

Robert Moskowitz

rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Dec 12 19:01:35 UTC 2018

Even on the headless Odroid-HC1!


thanks for getting the Xfce group into epel!

Steps I took was:

Add epel repo per the CentOS arm web site.

yum groupinstall xfce

This should be enough for those of you with a standard video console.  
But the HC1 is headless, and if you also want to use vnc....

first follow the instructions to install vncserver per my instructions at


I will be updating this...

log into the user account.

run vncpasswd

You typically have to do this after installing vncserver and before 
starting it.

after getting a successful start of vncserver (may take a system 
reboot), log into the user account, and edit ~/.vnc/xstartup,

delete the last two lines and append:

exec  /bin/sh /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc
xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
startxfce4 &

restart vncserver and you can now vnc into your server.  Even a headless 

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