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Old 11-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
joao2000
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How to install Ubuntu via text based method?


With your help, I finally got VNC working and I'm connected from my Windows to a remote server with Linux, Xorg and KFCE. And now I'm looking at a text based interface that's in a window, instead of before when I was only looking at a text based command line.

Now, how do I install and run something like Ubuntu? Do I apt-get the webpage in which the tar image of Ubuntu is, and then install the file from the folder it's downloaded into?

I did a yum groupinstall gnome window environment thinking that that would give me the OS I was looking for, but when I type in startx, I just get

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AttributeError: DBusException instance has no attribute '_dbus_error_name'
and when I copy that, I get:

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waiting for X server to shut down Window manager warning: The application 'eggcups' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'gnome-panel' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
Lost connection to the display ':0.0';
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the window manager.

(gnome-panel:10278): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_run_dispose: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(gnome-panel:10278): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_run_dispose: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed


xinit: unexpected signal 2.
[root@servername ~]#
 
Old 11-29-2011, 05:22 AM   #2
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Looks like some things are out of it's place here, I'm not sure if I understand your question or if you are not making the right question.

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Now, how do I install and run something like Ubuntu? Do I apt-get the webpage in which the tar image of Ubuntu is, and then install the file from the folder it's downloaded into?

I did a yum groupinstall gnome window environment thinking that that would give me the OS I was looking ...
You do not install Ubuntu from apt-get as you stated because it isn't a program but the entire OS(operating system).
I believe your talking about the graphical environment or DE(Desktop Environment), Ubuntu uses Gnome and Unity.
Kubuntu uses KDE, Xubuntu Xfce, but you can change it to any other or to an WM(Window Manager).

This link may interest you: http://xwinman.org/

Regards
 
Old 11-29-2011, 09:51 AM   #3
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Looks like some things are out of it's place here, I'm not sure if I understand your question or if you are not making the right question.



You do not install Ubuntu from apt-get as you stated because it isn't a program but the entire OS(operating system).
I believe your talking about the graphical environment or DE(Desktop Environment), Ubuntu uses Gnome and Unity.
Kubuntu uses KDE, Xubuntu Xfce, but you can change it to any other or to an WM(Window Manager).

This link may interest you: http://xwinman.org/

Regards
Thanks for the answer.

I'm still lost. I've connected to the remote CentOS server with VNC. I've installed XFCE and Xorg through YUM. What do I do if I want a desktop with which to browse the internet remotely?
 
  


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