Setting up a lubuntu desktop

First get you a vps from a quality company, example Digital Ocean.

Once you have your vps, reload the OS to Ubuntu 18.X

Lubuntu Desktop Installation

Login to your VPS server as root via SSH.

Firstly, update system packages by issuing following command:

apt-get update

Then Install the Lubuntu Desktop:

apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

It may take about 10 -15 minutes for the installation. After the installation, you’ll have a full-fledged desktop environment with some handy applications like AbiWord for docs and Firefox for web browsing.

Then reboot your server for changes to be take effect:


Now add your first user.

adduser username

Now lets install the remote desktop server.

First open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get install xrdp.

When that is installed enter sudo nano /etc/xrdp/ in the terminal. Make sure the last line looks like this:

. /etc/X11/Xsession

Then go to your home folder, rightclick and select Show hidden. If there is no file named .xsession, create it. If there is a filed named like that, open it and make sure that it looks like this when your done: lxsession -e LXDE -s Lubuntu

Now type sudo service xrdp restart in the terminal to restart xrdp. Now it should work 🙂

Now lets install Google Chrome software for all to use.

From the ssh command line that you should still be logged in at.

The list of commands to run one by one from command prompt:

  1. sudo wget -q -O – | sudo apt-key add –
  2. sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb stable main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list’
  3. sudo apt-get update
  4. sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

The first time when you run the command,it will ask for admin password. Run the above commands one by one, finally You can see Chrome tab under Applications -> Internet -> Google Chrome

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