Setup Light Weight X Windows environment on Fedora 20 Cloud instance and running F20 cloud instance in Spice session via virt-manager or spicy

Following bellow builds Light Weight X Windows environment on Fedora 20 Cloud instance and demonstrate running same instance in Spice session via virt-manager ( Controller connects to Compute node via virt-manager ).  Spice console and QXL specified in virt-manager , then instance rebooted via Nova.

This post follows up [1] 
getting things on cloud instances ready to work without openstack-dashboard setup (RDO Havana administrative WEB console)

Needless to say that Spice console behaviour with running X-Server much better then it happens in VNC session , where actually one X-sever is running in a client of another one at Controller Node (F20)

Spice-gtk source rpm installed on both boxes of Cluster and rebuilt:-
$ rpm -iv spice-gtk-0.22-1.fc21.src.rpm
$ cd ~/rpmbuild/SPEC
$ sudo yum install intltool gtk2-devel usbredir-devel libusb1-devel libgudev1-devel pixman-devel openssl-devel  libjpeg-turbo-devel celt051-devel pulseaudio-libs-devel pygtk2-devel python-devel zlib-devel cyrus-sasl-devel libcacard-devel gobject-introspection-devel  dbus-glib-devel libacl-devel polkit-devel gtk-doc vala-tools gtk3-devel spice-protocol

$ rpmbuild -bb ./spice-gtk.spec
$ cd ../RPMS/x86_64

RPMs been built installed , because spicy is not on the system

[boris@dfw02 x86_64]$  sudo yum install spice-glib-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \
spice-glib-devel-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \
spice-gtk-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \
spice-gtk3-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \
spice-gtk3-devel-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \
spice-gtk3-vala-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \
spice-gtk-debuginfo-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \
spice-gtk-devel-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm  \
spice-gtk-python-0.22-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm \

Next we install X windows on F20 to run fluxbox ( by the way after hours of googling I was unable to find requied set of packages and just picked them up

during KDE Env installation via yum , which I actually don’t need at all on cloud instance of Fedora )

# yum install xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-xdm fluxbox \
xorg-x11-drv-ati xorg-x11-drv-evdev xorg-x11-drv-fbdev \
xorg-x11-drv-intel xorg-x11-drv-mga xorg-x11-drv-nouveau \
xorg-x11-drv-openchrome xorg-x11-drv-qxl xorg-x11-drv-synaptics \
xorg-x11-drv-vesa xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse xorg-x11-drv-vmware \
xorg-x11-drv-wacom xorg-x11-font-utils xorg-x11-drv-modesetting \
xorg-x11-glamor xorg-x11-utils xterm

Install some fonts :-

# yum install dejavu-fonts-common \
dejavu-sans-fonts \
dejavu-sans-mono-fonts \

We are ready to go :-

# echo “exec fluxbox” > ~/.xinitrc
# startx

Next:  $ yum -y install firefox
via x-terminal
$/usr/bin/firefox &

Fedora 20 cloud instance running in Spice Session via virt-manager with QXL (64 MB of VRAM)  :-

Connecting via spicy from Compute Node to same F20 instance :-


  After port mapping :-
# ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900 -N -f -l root
Spicy may connect from Controller to Fedora 20 instance



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