[Server-devel] GUI browser

Anna aschoolf at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 20:14:44 EDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 6:39 PM, david <david at leeming-consulting.com> wrote:

> Sorry if this subject has been covered before...
> Can I install a GUI to the XS so that I can run a browser to log onto the
> subscriber gateway that we are using here in Nauru? What do people
> recommend? Or can the eth0 interface config file be set up to authenticate?
I tried both XFCE and Gnome on older XS 0.5 test boxes to see what would
happen and it did indeed work.  In particular, Firefox runs under XFCE just
fine.  I can't remember the exact process, as it was awhile ago, but it
seems like it was:

yum groupinstall "X Window System"
yum groupinstall "XFCE"

Both of those took forever!  I can't remember exactly how much space that
all took, but it was hundreds of MBs.  Then I backed up /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and did


I believe I rebooted after that.  Then I installed firefox, dropped down to
a regular user, and did

start xfce4

If you don't have a monitor attached to the XS, you can ssh in with the -X
option, which allows X forwarding.

I have not tried this in a "real" production environment, nor on the most
current XS version, so I'd recommend testing it on your dev box first, if
you have one.  At the pilot school, I simply connected an XO to the DSL
modem/router, opened Firefox, and did my config chores from there -
completely bypassing the XS.  I have no idea if that would work with your
subscriber gateway setup, though.

Anna Schoolfield
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