virtualMachine

Enable desktop access

To allow desktop access for the bitnami user, follow these steps:

Debian

  • Install the gnome-core package:

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install gnome-core
    
  • Reboot the machine.

  • You should now be able to log in to the desktop as bitnami user.

Ubuntu

  • Install the ubuntu-desktop package:

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    
  • Create a new file named /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/60-bitnami.conf and add the following lines as shown below:

    [SeatDefaults]
    default-user=bitnami
    greeter-show-manual-login=true
    

You can create the file by executing the following command:

    $ sudo sh -c 'echo "[SeatDefaults]\ndefault-user=bitnami\ngreeter-show-manual-login=true" > /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-bitnami.conf'
  • Restart the virtual machine.
  • You should now be able to log in to the desktop as bitnami user.
Last modification September 5, 2018