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Remote Desktop VPS

HalfEatenPieHalfEatenPie Member
edited July 2012 in General

So... I'm thinking about getting a box for a remote desktop (for when I don't have my netbook on me).

Anyone have any recommendations on a setup? What are your setup? Your specs? Your favorite flavor of bubble gum? Your provider/plan combination? What do you use it for? What programs does it normally run?

TELL ME EVERYTHING (even the brand of pencil you use).

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  • TheHackBoxTheHackBox Member
    edited July 2012

    ok this is going to be long but...
    OS: Debian 6
    Desktop Environment: XFCE or LXDE
    RAM: 96MB or more
    Gum Flavor: Strawberry with Lime
    Provider: Any really.
    Programs: Firefox and Terminal
    Brand of Pencil: How would I know? I don't look at my pencil like that...

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  • @TheHackBox said: Gum Flavor: Strawberry with Lime

    You forgot the brand of pencil you use

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  • k updated.

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    96 mb, and firefox? Impossibruuuuu

  • earlearl Member

    for prometeus 256 KVM I just use the tiny core image with links as the browser.. I also tried chromium with flash works ok.. for the 512 KVM I just installed Debian with gnome

  • n0myn0my Member

    OS: Ubuntu 10.04 x64
    Desktop: GNOME
    VNC: vnc4server
    RAM: 512MB
    HDD: 40GB
    Provider: Any
    Use: all purpose spare remote desktop really.
    Programs LAMP

    Gum Flavour: fruit

    Pencil Brand: Staedtler

  • DamianDamian Member

    Wtf is a pencil?

  • blackblack Member

    I have a KVM with 256 MB ram, running chrome fine on idle @ 92 MB. Usually when I use it it'll go up to ~200 MB.

    The most important thing is to chose a provider with a good uptime.

  • jarjar Provider

    Right now the choice of the month of is ramnode a 1GB with Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity 2D. Tablet is my interface so Unity makes sense, but could obviously do with less on another desktop.

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    Lubuntu uses so little memory, with chromium is best

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  • I think choosing a provider and memory size are important too. I've personally had a horror story when I've tried running GUI on a Hostrail VPS (or so-called Hostrail VPS :D ).

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  • matt_securedspeedmatt_securedspeed Member, Provider
    edited July 2012

    OS: Debian
    Desktop Environment: XFCE
    RAM: 512MB
    Gum Flavor: Mint
    Provider: SecuredSpeed
    Programs: Terminal and Iceweasel
    Brand of Pencil: Bic (mechanical)

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    OS: Debian
    Desktop Environment: XFCE, but using it
    RAM: 256MB (128 with burst)
    Gum Flavor: N/A
    Provider: BuyVM
    Programs: QtWeb and Terminal
    Brand of Pencil: no pencil

  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider

    @TheHackBox said: I don't look at my pencil like that...

    I take it you've never been bored in class.. #ACHIEVEMENT

    Anyways:

    OS: Debian
    Desktop Environment: XFCE
    RAM: 128+MB
    Gum Flavor: I got bored of gum ages ago.. I like having something I can actually eat (yes, I know I can actually eat gum but meh, not ideal).
    Provider: One which is in the same continent as me, preferably the same country.
    Programs: Firefox, Terminal, more depending on the use.
    Pencil: Staedtler all the way.

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  • @Infinity said: I take it you've never been bored in class.. #ACHIEVEMENT

    I have, I sleep.

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  • @Infinity said: Provider: One which is in the same continent as me, preferably the same country.

    I already own a KVM from Prometeus but that's my biggest concern (I'll be in the States soon anyways)

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  • nunimnunim Member
    edited July 2012

    OS: Debian
    Desktop Environment: LXDE
    RAM: 256+
    Programs: Iceweasel, Terminal, Office, any other desktop needs

    I'm currently using 1GB which is a little overkill but oh well, I mostly end up browsing on it when using public wifi. Most people seem to like VNC but I prefer NX, especially NoMachine. It's really easy to setup a lightweight desktop with NX and LXDE, I've had it running fine on 128Mb with room to spare, using Iceweasel instead of FireFox seems to help a lot.

    I played around with the config and reinstalled my OS, so many times before deciding on a lightweight setup I liked. I ended up writing script to install LXDE & NX if anyone is interested, for Debian/Ubuntu.

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  • blackblack Member

    @nunim

    I looked into freeNX but it seems like a pain to install. Would you perhaps have a link to a tutorial somewhere?

  • @nunim said: I ended up writing script to install LXDE & NX if anyone is interested, for Debian/Ubuntu.

    I'd be interested thanks nunim.

  • nunimnunim Member
    edited July 2012

    This is a minimal install script for NoMachine NX & LXDE, very few applications are included. There is no webbrowser included, this way you may only install the applications you require to avoid bloat.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/88964488/wipnx.sh

    $ wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/88964488/wipnx.sh $ chmod 755 wipnx.sh $ ./wipnx.sh

    It's pretty basic but it gets the job done usually. All you need to do now is add a user to log in as, as you cannot login to NX as root.

    Download the NoMachine client from:
    http://www.nomachine.com/download.php

    Point it at your VPS with your non-root user and you're set.

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  • blackblack Member

    Should be wget instead of ./wget

  • nunimnunim Member

    @black said: Should be wget instead of ./wget

    Thanks, I need to go sleeps..

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  • What do you guys use a remote desktop on a VPS for? I can't really see any advantages.

  • jarjar Provider
    edited July 2012

    @gsrdgrdghd For me it extends the capability of mobile devices. A good solid VNC connection to a desktop and a Bluetooth keyboard effectively replaces 90% of what I would do with a laptop. Especially in cases where certain tasks simply cannot be completed reasonably via a mobile browser. So $400 tablet plus let's say $10/m and I no longer buy laptops.

    Probably comes close to evening out to preference if I don't figure in my terrible luck with failure rates on laptops that cost under $1200.

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