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Google Chrome and Chrome Remote Desktop are excellent userland options, as @jcbermu has already suggested. Other options would include something like VNC, which can seem a bit daunting at first but is actually not too hard. If you want to minimize what needs to be installed on the computer you are using to access the media server, you could use guacamole ...


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1 - Install Google Chrome and Chrome Remote Desktop on the media server. 2- On other PCs, from Google Chrome you will be able to acccess the graphical interface of the media server.


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Of the three, MATE will probably be the lightest since that is a fork of Gnome2. Both Cinnamon and KDE are relatively heavy. However, in terms of RAM, 2.9GB is more than enough for any of them. The limiting factor is more likely to be your graphics card. Also, note that you can install any desktop you want. Mint uses its own repositories and the Ubuntu ones ...


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I'm not the expert, but I have a friend who uses ssh to easily access my machines, one I give him a login. It's one of many way, but it has worked for me. I don't think it's as secure as VPN, but it has worked out, with no incident so far. He does have a better vantage point to catch unsavory activities. It's not my field, but like I said, it seems to work ...


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First of all, the fact that it is not shown in the first few lines of top does not mean that aMule is not running. In fact, since it has crashed, it is likely to be there in a zombie state, using next to no resources so not seeing it in top is normal. Instead of top, you should use ps or pgrep to find running processed: pgrep amule or ps aux | grep amule ...


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I would suggest using the utility xkill in this case. If it didn't work, it would at least probably give some information explaining why.


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Programs that aren't doing anything will get swapped out. So you don't need to go for minimalistic on RAM usage. Do avoid background programs that aren't paused waiting for user input. For example, don't open a web browser that automatically refreshes some pages, or an email client that checks for incoming messages periodically. One reason to look for a ...


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A lighter DE is certainly an easy way to free up system resources for a VM. Depending on how light you need/want to go, will guide what DE to choose. Have you looked at the MATE or XFCE desktop? they are both full featured DEs and will run significantly lighter than Unity, and are simple to setup in a basic Ubuntu installation. If you need to go lighter, ...


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Upgrade to Kernel 3.19. – I used the Ubuntu mainline kernel packages, which can be found here: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19-vivid/ (runs on Ubuntu 14.04 trusty as well) The following bug report comment mentioned it https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45092#c37 ...and tracked down the commit with the following message: ...



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