Preparing a Desktop Type
On the previous page, some application types were
unverified, these need to be prepared before they can be verified.
To prepare a new session type, use the command
flight desktop prepare <type> (preparing will automatically install any required application and support files, if these dependencies have been installed manually then a desktop session can be checked for verfication with
flight desktop verify <type>). Once enabled, users can start a new session using the command
flight desktop start <type>.
prepare command is only available to the
root user as it requires installation of packages
Preparing a new session type only enables it for the machine that you run the command from, any other nodes will need to have the type enabled too.
Using sudo to prepare
Since only the root user can use
prepare, you also cannot use
sudo to run
Instead the user must become a root user with the command:
sudo su -
With this the user becomes a root user, and must run flight again with
Now the command to prepare a session type can be run.
Root user mode can be exited by running the command
logout, or by pressing Ctrl + D.