I am currently running Server with no gui, i'd like to use the most lightweight gui possible since this installation will only be used to control one application.

So far i've tried

sudo apt-get install xorg openbox obconf

but no gui launches at startup

If I run exec openbox-session it will reset back to the login screen, I think it might print an error for half a second but it's too fast for me to see.

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I needed to use


To start the xserver. I also created a .xinitrc file inside of my home and put inside start openbox-session openbox launches after that. I don't know why startx doesn't launch on it's own... for now I've added it to my .profile but if there is a better way please let me know.

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