How To Setup Windows Subsystem of Ubuntu and Forwarding its Desktop(Graphics) to Windows
Abstract: This post is a reference article that I have tested working with on a Windows with Ubuntu 18.04. Most posts on the internet about this topic do not work/ lack of updates.
Enable the WSL feature in windows.Type in this in a powershell. (you can also disable this feature by goolge how to online)
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
Install the Ubuntu from windows store App, make sure you select the 18.04 version.
After Ubuntu installed. Open the Ubuntu terminal in windows and do
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Install a GUI. This GUI is the one I found working, although it is not very beautiful.
- Donwload & Install Xming Here, this is used for display your Ubuntu desktop in windows.
- Then put this in my bashrc to let the system know that you have the Xming.
# run xserver export DISPLAY=:0.0 alias xdisplay='dbus-launch --exit-with-session ~/.xsession'
Install a desktop(the Graphics windows) in Ubuntu
sudo apt install xfce4 sudo apt install gnome-themes-standard sudo apt install conky
Put this inside it.
#!/usr/bin/env bash export LANG="en_US.UTF-8” export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8” exec startxfce4
Run the following
chmod +x ~/.xinitrc ln -s ~/.xinitrc ~/.xsession dbuslaunch --exit-with-session ~/.xsession
How to use
- reboot you PC
- start Xming first
- type this shortcut in a Ubuntu terminal
- Good to go.
How to disable the terminal beep sound:
Put this into your
~/.inputrc file(create one if not exsist) and re-open the terminal.
set bell-style none