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Convert Your Command Line Vps Into Gui

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#1 rupansh



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 05:40 PM

Hello Everyone! I am new here and this is my first post

Today I will tell you how to convert your command line vps into a GUI vps

1.Login to vps via putty or any other ssh client

2.Type Command sudo apt get-install xrdp

With this you can connect using windows remote connect desktop

3.Type sudo apt get-install lxde

This Will install the GUI. It is very Light weight and can easily work on our 128 MB VPS

4.Connect to VPS using Windows Remote connect desktop. xrdp will promopt for login. Login there and ta-da! you have a gui based os

Optional steps-

I will tell some highly reccomended steps

1.Login to VPS using windows remote connect desktop

2.press ctrl+alt+T a new terminal window will open

3.type command sudo apt get-install firefox

4.Now click the web browser icon.Enjoy now you can run internet on your vps!

caution-never shutdown your vps or else it will be turned off permanently

Firefox not working yet?fix-

1.press ctrl+alt+t to open terminal

2.type killall firefox

#2 Andreas


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:40 PM

I wouldn't recommend to install a GUI on a Haphost VPS. Even if it's lightweight, you should use the 128 MB RAM for better things.


caution-never shutdown your vps or else it will be turned off permanently

This is not true. You can start lxde with


again and start xrdp with just typing


#3 sleepy22



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 04:27 PM

the problem with a interface in vps is the 128MB of ram, no is a good choice.

#4 MrARM



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

Since there is a way to stop and start it, it may be a ideal choice. i'm going to try it on my fresh cleaned VPS with webmin bundled 

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