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Old 12-21-2008, 09:35 PM   #1
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New here and new to Ubuntu Server


Hi all! I just loaded Ubuntu Server on a machine that I hope to set up as a game server. It's my first linux box and I'm starting with no experience with the OS.

I tried to load Ubuntu desktop first, but after the install it wont reboot to the startup screen

It's a dell computer with a celeron chip, 1gb ram and 30gb of drive so it should have worked..... but I tried 3 times to load desktop and then switched to server.

I'm a total nOOb with linux and I'm sure I'll have more questions for you, but heres my first:

will loading a GUI make setting up a game server easyer? and if yes, how do I load and start a decent GUI?
 
Old 12-22-2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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will loading a GUI make setting up a game server easyer? and if yes, how do I load and start a decent GUI?
Hi.


First of all, welcome til Linux and LQ.

Ragarding your questions above: I don't know of the GUI will help you, as I've never set up a game server myself. But booting into a GUI I may be able to help you with. What happens when you know boot you server? If you are dropped to a console, the solution probaly is in the file /etc/inittab - you should make sure the line containing "inittdafault" has the number 5.
 
Old 12-22-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try that out.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 12:51 AM   #4
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I, too, must be a noob!

I have yanked out my OpenSuSE boot drive and replaced it with a blank one, and installed Ubuntu Server 8.10.

I boot the thing up, and login, and it brings me to a command line. I'd LOVE to have a GUI from which to work (admin stuff like reconfiguring my 4 disk RAID5 array, mounting it, setting up Samba for my workgroup, creating my shares, setting up my users in Samba so they/we can login from our WinXP Pro desktops, etc. This is in my home, with currently only 2 computers - both are WinXP Pro - accessing the network server).

I don't have either a folder or file in /etc/ called inittab, so I'm confused. Do I need to make a file in /etc/ named inittab with the line "inittdafault 5" ?

Or, is there simply a command that I can enter that will bring up an admin GUI?

OpenSuSE had either KDE or Gnome built-in, and YaST for admin work. I'm kinda stuck trying to figure out how to get to a GUI in this Impatient Ibex. Oh, not "impatient?" that must just be me Of course, by the time I get this thing setup & working, I won't be a Newbie with Ubuntu, just like I'm not such a Newbie with OpenSuSE anymore, either. Hopefully, Ubuntu will be my last one, but I've got Slackware and CentOS on my short list of OSs to try!

Thanks!
 
Old 12-29-2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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Oh, nevermind!!! I just found this discussion
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...server-463053/
that explains it all!
 
  


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