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Old 10-06-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
owenze
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how to instal a gui for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx


Hello i have bought a vps but i cant use because i cant use the ubuntu prompt...i would like to install a GUI for that but i still dont know how...i really know nothing about ubuntu
i would like to know how to install a GUI from this ...
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8799/81118096.jpg


please any help?
 
Old 10-06-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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Assuming that ubuntu is properly configured with all it's required repositories and that you have internet access from your ubuntu vps it would simply be a matter of installing a GUI that can work in your virutal hardware. LXDE is pretty light and functional so try installing it with:

# apt-get install lxde

In theory that would work to install lxde and all of the numerous dependencies that will go along with lxde or any GUI like X, xorg, etc.. However, without knowing a lot more about your vps, I can't guarantee that this will be successful, i.e. that lxde can actually run on your virtualized instance of ubuntu on your vps. Do a good backup before attempting to get a GUI up and running on your server so you can get back to square one if things go south on you.

Last edited by kilgoretrout; 10-06-2010 at 12:10 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by owenze View Post
Hello i have bought a vps but i cant use because i cant use the ubuntu prompt...i would like to install a GUI for that but i still dont know how...i really know nothing about ubuntu
i would like to know how to install a GUI from this ...
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8799/81118096.jpg


please any help?
Greetings.

The Gnome Desktop that Ubuntu uses can usually be retrieved this way.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

reboot and you should be all set.

In the event there is a vps, try reading this short tutorial on this page. It may be of use to you. Also kilgoretrout speaks very wise words about backup,and your specific instance. I just offer brainstorms that may inspire you. Please do much research before actually doing anything included in this brainstorm.

http://www.wjunction.com/showthread.php?t=44086


i hope this helps you

Last edited by captainhardway; 10-06-2010 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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ok its instaled...how to start that?
 
Old 10-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #5
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ok its instaled...how to start that?
i typed sudo startx...and it appears:

X.Org X Server 1.7.6
Release Date: 2010-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-27-server x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux baixa-filmes 2.6.32-24-server #43-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16 16:05:42 UTC 2010 x86_64
Kernel command line: root=/dev/xvda1 ro console=hvc0
Build Date: 21 July 2010 01:03:39PM
xorg-server 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu7.3 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Oct 6 17:30:36 2010
(==) Using config directory: "/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Primary device is not PCI
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Last edited by owenze; 10-06-2010 at 01:48 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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Try running:

$ sudo apt-get install gdm

to install the gdm, the graphical login manager, then:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

to reconfigure X to work with your vps, then:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

which should start gdm getting you to the graphical login screen.

If it doesn't, try running startx again and see what error messages you get. Did you install gnome or lxde?
 
Old 10-07-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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instaled gnome desktop
root@baixa-filmes:~# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20101007153428
/dev/mem: mmap: Bad address



root@baixa-filmes:~# startx

X: warning; process set to priority -1 instead of requested priority 0

This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation.
It is not supported in any way.
Bugs may be filed in the bugzilla at http://bugs.freedesktop.org/.
Select the "xorg" product for bugs you find in this release.
Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions please check the
latest version in the X.Org Foundation git repository.
See http://wiki.x.org/wiki/GitPage for git access instructions.

X.Org X Server 1.4.0.90
Release Date: 5 September 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux Ubuntu (xorg-server 2:1.4.1~git20080131-1ubuntu9.3)
Current Operating System: Linux baixa-filmes 2.6.24-27-xen #1 SMP Fri Mar 12 02:51:39 UTC 2010 x86_64
Build Date: 06 May 2010 09:30:24PM

Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Oct 7 15:34:51 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
xf86PciVideoInfo is not set
Could not get primary PCI info
giving up.
xinit: Connection reset by peer (errno 104): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
 
Old 10-07-2010, 12:48 PM   #8
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Could you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and post the output of:

# lspci | grep VGA

xorg.conf is your X configuration file and the lspci command will list your virtual graphics card created by the virtualization software and used by ubuntu in your vps.

Last edited by kilgoretrout; 10-07-2010 at 12:54 PM.
 
  


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