How To Setup Docksal/Docker On A Remote Ubuntu Desktop.

The Task

Get Docksal up and running on a remote Ubuntu Desktop. Included remote Ubuntu instances can be an instance on VMWare, VirtualBox or a server already running Ubuntu.

How It’s Done

Assumes you already have Ubuntu installed and you have sudo rights.

1) Update your Ubuntu instance

sudo apt update

2) Install Ubuntu Desktop and XRDP

sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop xrdp -y

3) Make sure your Ubuntu user’s account has a password. If not, add one:

sudo passwd username

4) On a Mac or Windows machine, use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to your Ubuntu Desktop instance. Simply use your Ubuntu Desktop username and password. To find your instance’s IP address, use the ifconfig command. If using MultiPass, use multipass info.