I need to run a minimal desktop on my NS backup server. Resource use is not an issue, but I need a desktop to install VirtualBox to use the machine to run some test VM’s, rather than run tests on my debian server which is running my live NS vm.
I was able to install a minimal desktop on NS using this line as suggested, in this old thread, seem to finish successfully.
yum groupinstall --setopt=centos-base.enablegroups=1 --setopt=centos-updates.enablegroups=1 install basic-desktop desktop-platform x11 fonts
But, I get errors when running ‘startx’.
xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted)
I realize this is not a NS issue, but I thought one of the very smart people here may be able to help me out.