Developer Workstations with Proxmox VE and X11
Proxmox VE is primarily used as virtualization platform with NO additional software installed. In some case it makes sense to have a full desktop running on Proxmox VE, for example for developers using Proxmox VE as their primary workstation/desktop.
Installing additional packages could lead to a hardly upgradeable system and is not supported from the Proxmox support team and therefore only for expert use.
Install a standard Proxmox VE system
Just install the standard Proxmox VE, following this guide: Installation
Custom installations: Install Proxmox VE on Debian Jessie
Update your repository and system by running:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
I choose xfce4 desktop as this a lightweight desktop environment. If you prefer another one, just replace xfce4 with lxde, gnome, icewm, kde, ...
apt-get install xfce4 chromium lightdm
Before starting the x-windows, create a normal user with:
# useradd newusername
Start the login manager:
systemctl start lightdm
or just reboot.
Optional: Linux Mint Mate Desktop
Install Proxmox VE on Debian Jessie did not work, 2015.12.17. Systemd is not up to date.
Install Proxmox ve 4.2 as described above.
Update Apt Sources List
echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie main non-free" >>/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list echo "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy main" >>/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list echo "deb http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy main" >>/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list
Run the following one at a time
apt-get update apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring apt-get install linuxmint-keyring apt-get install debian-archive-keyring apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade
Install Mate Desktop
apt-get update apt-get install mate-desktop-environment xorg lightdm # apt-get install mint-backgrounds-debian # apt-get install X11vnc # reboot