Starting a GUI with Vagrant

So far, we've seen how to start Vagrant using virtual machines that run in a mode that is not running a graphical interface, which is most often referred to as server or headless mode. There are also cases where virtual machines that host a graphical environment must be shared (from experimentation or development of GUI software to sharing entire development environments).

The key to start a GUI with Vagrant is to use (or create) a box that has a windowing environment installed. In some cases, you can create an environment from scratch; in this case, we'll find a box with a windowing environment installed from the Vagrant Cloud.

Getting ready

Before we can start a machine and configure it for use with a graphical user ...

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