[CentOS] Centos 6 Server has no GUI

Tim Nelson tnelson at rockbochs.com
Mon Jul 11 15:49:38 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> A "lightweight" server option is a
> long-awaited-and-much-deserved-feature but it would be nice if we
> could still get a very lightweight X - even if it doesn't run
> automatically. I often need to use X for odd stuff which only works on
> X - like using Firefox to check if a specific feature on a website,
> hosted on the server works fine. Or like using gparted to get the
> extra features which fdisk doesn't offer.

I agree. However, in those situations, I typically run these apps headless using X forwarding over SSH.

A quick howto if you've never done this before:



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