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Old 10-08-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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Gnome on Ubuntu Server Edition


I have just installed Ubuntu server edition and am trying to figure out how to load Gnome desktop. I have done research and from what I have seen, it comes with desktop edition but not server. That is if I am reading right. I tried following a few pages on installing it, but I do not think im reading right.

Basically I want to load into Gnome desktop but can not figure out how. It seems everything installed right as I can login at the command prompt looking screen, but not sure how to load Gnome. How do I go about doing this?

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Old 10-08-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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It's pretty pointless running a server and giving it a gui. You're introducing unnecessary overheads. To answer your question, If you want the desktop with OpenOffice, Evolution, bluetooth support, etc. Do:
Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
If you just want the basic desktop do:
Code:
sudo apt-get gnome-core
 
Old 10-08-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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I am doing this for a learning experience.

I typed what you said and got "couldn't find package ubuntu-desktop
 
Old 10-08-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerFaq
 
Old 10-08-2008, 10:04 PM   #5
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Everyone of them brings up same thing, package not found. Am I doing something wrong?
 
Old 10-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #6
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Check your spelling. I just installed Ubuntu Server and then installed ubuntu-desktop over it this afternoon and all worked fine based upon my prior link.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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It looks like the right spelling to me. Here is a photo I just took of it.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...ubuntuhelp.jpg
 
Old 10-08-2008, 11:16 PM   #8
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Your commands are correct. Do you have the network connection plugged in? Try entering:

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sudo apt-get update
and see if the repositories are polled.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 11:27 PM   #9
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I did that and it appeared to have downloaded updates for a few things. Gave a huge list of stuff lol. Anyway tried commands after that, same thing. So I restarted and tried again. Same thing. Also forgive me if this sounds stupid as im new to linux, but what do you mean by "see if the repositories are polled."?
 
Old 10-08-2008, 11:44 PM   #10
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Linux programs are distributed for various distributions in repositories. These repositories for Ubuntu are stored on various Ubuntu servers. There is a list of these repositories which Ubuntu polls or looks at and compares to your existing Ubuntu installation. If newer versions of the software installed on your system exist the "apt-get update" process will download the newer programs. Next if you run:

Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade
The downloaded newer software will be installed on your system upgrading your computer to the latest versions in the repositories.

If you were able to download the updates then you must have working Internet access.

Next try running:

Code:
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
aptitude is another application installer which is more sophisticated than apt-get

Last edited by AuroraCA; 10-08-2008 at 11:53 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 11:57 PM   #11
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Ok, I ran those and it updated. That part ran flawlessly. I tried again the normal commands on the page you gave me, they still did not work. So then I tried the more advanced command you mentioned. It appears to be working as its unpacking a lot of stuff and the time keeps changing from 30minutes to an hour and half lol. Anyway when it gets done, ill post back on the results.

Thank you very much for your help so far. I am extremely grateful.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 12:05 AM   #12
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Be patient here. The download and installation of the ubuntu-desktop can take a long time to complete. There is a lot of stuff to download.

You will need to reboot your machine after all of the commands have been run to boot the desktop.

After you get your desktop up and running you should watch the top menu bar for either down arrows or a gear which indicates that there are important security updates to install or that there are just important updates to install. Click on the arrow or the gear and it will tell you what to do next.

Good luck with your new adventure in Linux. It all really does make a lot of sense and is a powerful and easy to use operating system.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 01:03 AM   #13
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Ok, everything installed and I am on Gnome desktop now.

Thank you very much!! Is there anyway on here to give thanks to you? I know some forums you can give them stars and things.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 01:36 AM   #14
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Great. Glad you are up and running.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 04:57 AM   #15
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is it still a server after making it a gnome desktop?
 
  


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