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 Wheezy
Update your repository and system by running:
aptitude update && aptitude full-upgrade
I choose xfce4 desktop as this a lightweight desktop environment. If you prefer another one, just replace xfce4 with lxde, gnome, icewm, kde, ...
aptitude install xfce4 chromium lightdm
Before starting the x-windows, create a normal user with:
# adduser newusername
Start the login manager:
service lightdm start
or just reboot.
Install Oracle Java Browser Plugin
To install Oracle Java, see Java_Console_(Ubuntu)
We recommend to install Google Chrome browser, as iceweasel on Squeeze is too outdated.
Optional: Linux Mint Mate Desktop
Install Proxmox VE on Debian Jessie did not work, 2015.12.17.
Install Proxmox ve 4.2 as described above.
I will reinstall and test the following section by 2015.12.18.
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 install mate-desktop-environment xorg lightdm # apt-get install mint-backgrounds-debian # apt-get install X11vnc # reboot?