Desktop gui for beagleboard-xm

Among the following,which ubuntu desktop gui is suits for opencv and camera based applications for beagleboard-xm? I have booted my board with Ubuntu 13.10.
Your support will be a great help for me.

  1. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
  2. sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
  3. sudo apt-get install xfce4 gdm xubuntu-gdm-theme xubuntu-artwork xserver-xorg-video-omap3 network-manager

Thanks & Regards,

Why do you need a gui for open cv?

Then how can i run my opencv program for face and eye detection on ubuntu 13.10 installed beagleboard-xm.For that is it needed to get desktop gui. What all things I have to do for running an opencv code as I have don “sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev”.

Hope you will find me solution for this.

Thanks & Regards,


You dont need desktop gui. I do these things headless. Simple X forwarding is enough, if you wish to see a graphic outcome. Having a desktop gui puts unnecessary load on the beagleboard’s already weak single core.

Sir, what it means X forwarding??? Also how i can see my beagleboard -xm is detecting face and eyes without desktop gui???
Is minicom setup enough for running opencv programs???
Please provide me answers for all this…As I am a beginner in Beagleboard.
Hope your valuable support regarding this.

Thanks & Regards,