How can I export gui display from a headless server?
by MuleHeadJoe - 3/1/12 10:34 AM
I'm working on a project on a linux (ubuntu) server hosted in then cloud. The server is "headless" ... has no attached display.
I'm trying to install some software that is gui-based and export the display to my workstation.
I access the server via ssh from a terminal window on my Ubuntu workstation at home.
I've installed Java and X11 (openjdk 6 and xorg) on the server, but I when I try to install the other software (soapui) I keep getting errors about unable to find display.
It appears that even tho I installed X, it isn't running ... I tried to start the Xserver with 'xinit' but got errors about 'no screens found'.
Any suggestions or tips about getting xserver running and exporting the display to my workstation would be most appreciated.