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Old 09-13-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
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unable to switch frm console mode to desktop mode


hi i m using ubuntu 10.04 server and i unable to switch frm console mode to desktop mode.......any solutions plz....


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Old 09-13-2011, 01:20 AM   #2
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Hello,

If you're using Ubuntu Server edition and did not install the desktop environment (which is not installed by default server installation if I'm not mistaking) then you cannot change to it. If you need a desktop environment, install it.

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:26 AM   #3
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thns for this bt sir wenever i m trying sudo apt get update there is temporary error
 
Old 09-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #4
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You need to show the original error message, not your paraphrased version of it. Also, please write your words out in full.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 01:36 AM   #5
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here is error Err http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security release.gpg
temporary failure
 
Old 09-13-2011, 01:47 AM   #6
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Is the machine connected to the Internet? If that's working, it might just be that the repository (?) is having problems (though a persistent problem could suggest something is wrong at your end).
 
Old 09-13-2011, 01:49 AM   #7
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yes machine is connected with internet
 
Old 09-13-2011, 01:50 AM   #8
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Hi,

Can you post the contents of your sources.list file? Should be in /etc/apt/sources.list.

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:59 AM   #9
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-bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: permission denied
 
Old 09-13-2011, 04:51 AM   #10
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Quote:
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-bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: permission denied
Code:
sudo cat  /etc/apt/sources.list
Try with alt-ctrl F7
Check if Xserver is installed

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Last edited by linux2001; 01-26-2012 at 07:32 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 05:19 AM   #11
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console to desktop

lets try th following command

$ startx
 
Old 09-13-2011, 07:11 AM   #12
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See that this was already mentioned.

Quote:
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-bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: permission denied
Try
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sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo is probably not be necessary

Post the output here between the words [code] and [/code]

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Old 09-14-2011, 04:23 AM   #13
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wever i m trying startx............the progrm startx is nt installed........thn aftr i m trying sudo apt-get install xinit..........reading package list...done, reading state info....done,,,"E: could nt find xinit"............
 
Old 09-14-2011, 05:26 AM   #14
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wever i m trying startx............the progrm startx is nt installed........thn aftr i m trying sudo apt-get install xinit..........reading package list...done, reading state info....done,,,"E: could nt find xinit"............
try
Code:
sudo apt-get update
and then try
Code:
sudo apt-get install xinit
 
Old 09-14-2011, 05:30 AM   #15
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wever i m trying startx............the progrm startx is nt installed........thn aftr i m trying sudo apt-get install xinit..........reading package list...done, reading state info....done,,,"E: could nt find xinit"............
try
Code:
sudo apt-get update
and then try
Code:
sudo apt-get install xinit
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