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Old 05-11-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
Liliac
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How to Log into Ubuntu desktop from "user"localhost:~$ screen?


I've made a user account along with a password for it in username "root". after I log out of root and log back in as my new user, I get, "user"@localhost:~$

I'm not sure what to do from here, and I just want to get to the ubuntu desktop

any help on this will be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 05-11-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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startx
 
Old 05-11-2009, 11:27 AM   #3
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startx

not sure why gdm wouldn't have started gnome.. Does this only occur on this new user, while other users log into a graphical desktop ?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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I actually just got this Ubuntu to work this morning. so theres only one user currently. I tried startx while logged in and it returns:

-BASH: STARTX: COMMAND NOT FOUND

By the way, this is on a ps3

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Old 05-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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Did you not install X on the machine ? Did you possibly use the Server CD to do the install ? The Ubuntu Server edition does not install a Graphical desktop by default.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
That was it, thanks a lot for the help!
 
  


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