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 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