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Old 08-24-2006, 02:31 AM   #16
mindsgoneawol
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first off.. a very big thank you for all your help..

second off.. after the 7th reinstall.. things are looking up.. lol.. figured out it wasnt the server but my win box screwing things up..

now the questions.. lol...

1: where and how do u fing repositorys (and browse them online)

2: how would i take a file like : (package).tar.gz and creat a .deb?

and thanx again for all your help..
 
Old 08-24-2006, 02:53 AM   #17
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first off .. i want to thank you for all your help..

second.. how would i browse repositorys and where might i find a list.. other than google which has been a pain to me lately.. (been finding everything but what i am looking for.. searchers error.. lol..)


strange question .. how would i take a .tar.gz file and make a .deb file. this kind of stuff gets me cerious..

anyway.. got lynx installed.. been a really good tool..
got webmin installed and somewhat configed.. lots of missing
programs the modules r set up for though.. but
figuring it out.. asks u if u want to install them but repos.. doesn't
have a lot of the ones i tried.. or have to search for them..

and just for the cerious.. the order that seems to work..

sudo passwd root
su
(root password)
sudo apt-get install lynx (great tool)
sudo apt-get install perl-core (gotta have for webmin)
wget http://belnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...bmin_1.290.deb
sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.290.deb
reboot

u can use lynx to config the server or on another pc..
http://(host):10000 0r for some reason http://(lan address):10000 cause the host name never works for me .. (i think thats a windows box problem)

and i have to say webmin is pretty slick.. there was more to it than i though there was.. lol..

onto rebuild number 8 later today.. lol.. on the bright side .. i know what not to do..

edit:

i think i see how u found the addy for wget.. will try it tommorow to see what happens..

Last edited by mindsgoneawol; 08-24-2006 at 02:58 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 04:28 AM   #18
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If you want to browse the packages available go to the Ubuntu Package Search
You can search for packages by name and/or description and also by what files are in the packages.

Building a deb from source is more complicated, sometimes there will be a directory in the source called "debian" with a script called "rules" that you should use to create the deb. But if not then you have to google for a way as I don't know it (or start a new thread on that).
 
Old 01-07-2007, 06:02 AM   #19
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doesn't work for me

I tried entering the command shown to add the xubuntu gui but it didn't work it tried to read something and gave me: "couldn't find any packages whose name matched x-window-system-core gnome-core." I also tried for the xubuntu gui but it gave me the same error and 0 packages installed. Nada. Nothing. Since I am just doing this for fun I really don't care which guil I get, I just want to make something work and learn something here but so far nothing works right.

I also have another question that maybe someone can answer for me; When I installed Ubuntu 6.1.0 server I had problems. It could not detect my network. It also did not ask me for any ssid, wep key or anything related then it would get 85% through and freeze. So I installed without configuring the network. I read in here that Ubuntu server has everything that Edgy has so I know it can use my wireless adapter out of the box and can also scan for available networks. I tried manually entering the information but that still didn't do it. Ideas?
 
Old 01-07-2007, 12:34 PM   #20
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Apparently some WiFi chip sets are supported out of the box but all aren't. Broadcom is one example. In this case I had to install ndiswrapper and a Windows DLL driver. To get control over SSIS and WEP, I installed wifi-radar. This was with an Ubuntu Gnome environment. I would think that a non-GUI install would still require some additional pieces.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:18 PM   #21
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Mine is supported out of the box - at least with Dapper and Edgy it is and according to this forum anyway, Ubuntu server 6.1.0 is built on the exact same thing so I don't see any reason it wouldn't be supported out of the box as well. Is this true? Is Ubuntu server 6.1.0 trying to logon to the internet to download something for the gui? Is that why it's not working as expected?

Last edited by vyoufinder; 01-07-2007 at 02:20 PM.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 07:19 AM   #22
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Question ubuntu server gnome GUI

Hi, I'm an uber-newbie and in need of a little help. I have ubuntu 6.10 server installed (+Lamp) and have installed gnome as per the writings of this page, but when I startx I just get the CLI in the top left corner and a grey screen with a mouse pointer. How do I get something with some icons, directory structure and access to LAMP components??

Thanks
 
Old 04-01-2007, 01:29 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by head_wall_interface
Hi, I'm an uber-newbie and in need of a little help. I have ubuntu 6.10 server installed (+Lamp) and have installed gnome as per the writings of this page, but when I startx I just get the CLI in the top left corner and a grey screen with a mouse pointer. How do I get something with some icons, directory structure and access to LAMP components??

Thanks
There's more than one set of instructions and none of them would give you the Ubuntu desktop. Exactly what did you do?
 
Old 04-02-2007, 12:03 AM   #24
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Hi thanks, I did this...

sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome

and then used startx to start it. I then installed gdm for the graphical login, got irritated and reinstalled ubuntu lamp server from scratch to start afresh.
What I would like is some form of desktop environment to so that I may make a gradual transition into the workings of linux server, rather than just smashing the CLI straight off. Thanks!
 
Old 04-02-2007, 12:20 PM   #25
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If you have another workstation you can use Webmin. Its a graphical front end that loads on the server. Then you connect from a workstation remotely and admin the server. Its easy to install and very a very easy way to admin any unix server. i use it on most of mine. It also wil work on anything from fedora to slackware. Ubuntu has a package for it but I always just install it from the home site and use their .deb package. If you want to know how to install it for ubuntu just follow my How-to. Its pretty simple. This page starts the Webmin install.

http://www.linuxloader.com/modules.p...pid=29&page=12

PDR60

Last edited by PDR60; 04-02-2007 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 03:23 PM   #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by head_wall_interface
Hi thanks, I did this...

sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome

and then used startx to start it. I then installed gdm for the graphical login, got irritated and reinstalled ubuntu lamp server from scratch to start afresh.
What I would like is some form of desktop environment to so that I may make a gradual transition into the workings of linux server, rather than just smashing the CLI straight off. Thanks!
CLI is a tough place to begin a Linux experience. I recommend you don't start with the server install. If you have an older machine install Xubuntu and a newer one install Ubuntu. Then install the server pieces you want with the GUI. There's very little you can't do directly with the GUI. Help offered on forums just makes it look like CLI is the only path. My approach to learning GUI is to use it for researching configuration details and leaving changes primarily to the GUI realm. Over time I've learned to make many changes on the CLI but still favor the GUI as first choice. There is no shame in using a GUI and no red badge of courage bestowed for doing things the hard way. I've been a software engineer since 1964 and although my intellectual curiosity pushes me to understand computers at the lowest levels I still use the GUI most of the time.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 07:39 AM   #27
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The "correct" way to install Gnome on the server edition is
Code:
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
That will install everything you need.
Same to get Xfce/KDE, just replace "ubuntu-desktop" with "xubuntu-desktop" or "kubuntu-desktop" respectively.

And if you didn't want a commandline install why did you install the server edition?
 
Old 04-03-2007, 11:13 PM   #28
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Gui on server

I installed the server edition so that I had a preconfig'd LAMP server. I have gone the opposite track and now installed LAMP on a Kubuntu instead!
 
Old 04-20-2007, 12:59 AM   #29
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Thumbs up Good hint

Quote:
Originally Posted by binary_y2k2
The "correct" way to install Gnome on the server edition is
Code:
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
That will install everything you need.
Same to get Xfce/KDE, just replace "ubuntu-desktop" with "xubuntu-desktop" or "kubuntu-desktop" respectively.

Thanks!! Thats gonna help my transition to Ubuntu from Win.
Baby steps, Baby steps, etc...

Last edited by Saltanis; 04-20-2007 at 01:02 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 11:22 AM   #30
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Thumbs up Very Helpful

Hey everyone, I just figured I'd take a second to give praise where praise is due: you guys are great. There are far too many elitist Linux people who are too good to help others and I'm happy to say that this site breaks the stereotype.

Great thread!

I hastily installed Ubuntu Server as well expecting to be greeted with a friendly GUI and have my LAMP + Ruby on Rails + ActiveScaffold box up and running in a short time using the GUI... I'm at an impasse right now trying to decide whether to reinstall with the desktop edition or install webmin on the server edition.

If I install one of the GUI packages on the server edition and then don't choose to use it, will I open myself to security risks? Can I uninstall using aptitude? If so, how?

Thanks again!

Last edited by BadTim; 05-03-2007 at 11:26 AM.
 
  


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