[OpenIndiana-discuss] killing graphical login

Roel_D openindiana at out-side.nl
Tue Oct 2 05:15:37 UTC 2012

Hmz.. You can't disable gdm when you want to use vnc as far as i know

Kind regards, 

The out-side

Op 1 okt. 2012 om 13:48 heeft Jim Klimov <jim at cos.ru> het volgende geschreven:

> 2012-09-27 1:44, låzaro wrote:
>> Sorry the thread hacking but... could be used the Desktop version for a
>> text only install in a server enviroment?
> Yes, the server installer ISO/USB image is a subset of the desktop
> image (possibly with some other tweaks in the software configuration,
> like the default method of networking setup - the NWAM wizards for
> the desktop and static files for text-based server installer).
> In terms of software, you can turn a server installation into the
> desktop one by adding some packages over internet (IIRC, to ease
> the process, there should be a special meta-package which has needed
> package sets as dependencies), and you can turn a desktop into
> server by disabling unneeded services and/or removing these packages.
> In practice for a server with unspecified workload I'd suggest
> installing the desktop variant, disable the interactive GUI (by
> "svcadm disable gdm") and install VNC-server bound to localhost
> in case you'd need some graphical work - and tunnel them over SSH.
> At the very least, if your network connectivity can occasionally
> disappear, the VNC terminals on the server continue working while
> SSH sessions would be broken and work can get lost (you can also
> use "screen" to make SSH text sessions resilient to network drops).
> Also, some software can need the graphics libraries i.e. for image
> manipulation, even if it doesn't do interactive GUI.
> HTH,
> //Jim Klimov
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