Running (Almost) Anything in LXC: Applications Using Your Webcam

Posted on Sun 17 January 2021 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with LXC

One of the non-open-source applications I sometimes have to run for work purposes, and which out of principle I run in LXC containers, is Zoom. Now Zoom is of course an X application, so my previously shared considerations for those apply. It also needs to process input from my microphone …


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Running (Almost) Anything in LXC: Sound

Posted on Sat 16 January 2021 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with LXC

Some of the X applications I run in LXC make sounds. Now, I find alert sounds horribly distracting so I turn them off, but for some containerized applications I want to actually play sound.

Examples include the Spotify Linux client (which I run in its own LXC container because it …


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Running (Almost) Anything in LXC: X applications

Posted on Sat 09 January 2021 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with LXC

I occasionally want to run X applications in an LXC container. Sometimes that’s because they’re not open source and I need to run them for work, like Zoom. Sometimes it’s an open source X application that doesn’t work splendidly well on the Ubuntu release that I …


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Running (Almost) Anything in LXC: The Basics

Posted on Mon 28 December 2020 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with LXC

LXC is part of my standard Linux desktop toolbox, and I use it daily. I have done tutorials about this before, one of which you can find on YouTube (courtesy of linux.conf.au) and GitHub, but it’s about time I included this in a series of articles.

My …


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CephFS and LXC: Container High Availability and Scalability, Redefined

Posted on Thu 06 October 2016 in presentations • Tagged with Ceph, LXC

An overview of applying CephFS to LXC containers.

Use the arrow keys to navigate through the presentation, hit Esc to zoom out for an overview, or just advance by hitting the spacebar.


This article originally appeared on the hastexo.com website (now defunct).