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Old 08-18-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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Ubuntu Studio


I'm a total linux newbie, I recently download and install ubuntu studio 8.04, the installation went well but my problem is how to convert from Command Line Interface to Graphical User Interface like Gnome, KDE etc.

Please any help will do.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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You can edit the /etc/inittab file to start in graphical mode over the console. Or you can simply login and type startx as the alternative method.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
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Did you install it properly in the first place?

The default install will give you a graphical environment.

You can add repositories (kubuntu Hardy ones) to /etc/apt/sources.list and then install kde.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 05:44 AM   #4
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I've tried all the options above and no one seems to work.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 05:50 AM   #5
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See I don't think you all understand what my problem is, I installed UBUNTU STUDIO and on Ubuntu Studio's website they clearly state that its an alternative installer meaning theres no way I can install it in Graphical Mode! I did the alternative thing hoping that when the installation completes it'll automatically restart and boots up in graphical mode, but no that wasn't what happened - instead am stuck on these black screen with white texts. CAN ANYONE HELP A FRUSTRATED LINUX ENTHUSIAST?
 
Old 08-20-2008, 06:48 AM   #6
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Have you tried sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start?
 
Old 08-20-2008, 10:21 AM   #7
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Or what happens if you type startx? What errors do you get if any? You know, the more details you provide with exact steps you've taken might get better replies instead of us just guessing what the problem is.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 11:17 AM   #8
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You need to configure your display settings.

One way is

#sudo dpkg-reconfigure Xorg-xserver
 
Old 08-20-2008, 11:24 AM   #9
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And did you install a graphical desktop at all? If the installer you are referring to is the Ubuntu alternative installer (the same one that Debian uses), then you get an option (de)select software categories. It wouldn't make much sense if it did not install a graphical desktop by default but, who knows, maybe you deselected something by accident. The reason I wonder is that I have used the installer in question many times before - unlike the Fedora installer, it does NOT switch to a lower runlevel if installed in text mode.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 02:31 PM   #10
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Dear pals,

I did follow all steps according to best of my knowledge and the installation went well.

I tried using 'sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart' it says there's no command like that, I also tried Ctrl+F7, again there's no response.

But I've not tried any of the new commands you guys have posted cos at the moment am not with the ubuntu box.

If the situation persists I'll try re-insatlling the OS and this time I'll take note of every step. I'll get back to everyone ASAP.

Thank you very much.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 05:12 AM   #11
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I got it!!! Thank you all for all your support, am truly grateful.

Here's what I did, I re-installed the OS but this time I paid attention to all the details during installation and I saw where my problem started from. During the previous installations I wasn't installing a desktop environment i.e. where the OS asks to choose type of installation I simply hit enter instead of pressing space bar to activate that selection before pressing enter to proceed to the next stage. So I was the cause of my own troubles.

Thank you once more.

I love you all.
 
  


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