70120: Acronis Cyber Protect Connect: How to start Agent for Linux in a headless setup

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Last update: 26-04-2022

When your remote computer running Linux OS doesn't have a monitor connected, there is no active window server ready to serve your app. In this case, remote connections with Cyber Protect Connect may fail.

The workaround is to use a virtual window server, e.g. Xvfb, on your Linux computer:

  1. Install Xvfb:
    sudo apt install xvfb
  2. Form an appropriate environment:

    export DISPLAY=:0
    export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Xvfb

  3. Start Xvfb:
    Xvfb :0 -screen 0 1024x768x24 &

  4. Start a desktop environment:
    fluxbox &
    Fluxbox here is just an example of a window manager. You may also run any other one or even start a full-fledged desktop environment (e.g. Gnome).

  5. Now the Agent should be ready to accept incoming connections to your headless Linux.

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