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Old 08-10-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Ubuntu - new install boots in text mode only


Hi,
Gave up on Centos 5.0 installation tried Ubuntu.
Now I have no GUI interface text mode only.
I thought this only happened if you don't have enough memory.
Can I install the GUI interface manually?

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:14 PM   #2
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what happens when you log in and type startx ?
 
Old 08-10-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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Hi,
Typed startx - startx not installed.
So ask if I wanted to install, yes I do.
Typed startx - directory not there - aborted install
created directory - another not there.
So I'm guessing I need to create all the directories not showing up.
Plus it says error in locking Authority file.
I will try to work my way through this install, but sure I'll be back with more issues.
I just want to add that this site is a great forum for newcomers.
Or should I just buy Linux for Dummies, because that's how I feel, real dumb.

Thanks
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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Did you install the server version of Ubuntu, which doesn't come with a GUI?
 
Old 08-13-2007, 08:03 AM   #5
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Hi,
Yes I did use the server edition. I didn't know that the GUI was not included.
Can I still install it? Keep getting errors when using startx command.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
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Yes. Try "apt-get install gnome", which will download Gnome, the Gnome Desktop Environment, (I assume) an X server, and everything they all depend on. Then you will have a GUI.
 
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Thanks AZ it seems to have started the install.
Now have to tackle installing Squid again. Really looking forward to that.(smile)
Thanks Again
 
Old 08-13-2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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Ubuntu - text mode only

Okay,
I'm getting the same error with "apt" command as I was with startx.
X: cannot read /etc/X11/X symbolic link invalid argument, aborting.
Anyone have any clues to what I shoudl do next.
I thought maybe changing permission to file, but how do I give permission to the system? This all happens before I logon, shouldn't the system have the permission already, if that is the issue.
I will continue to look for similar problems on forum, but if anyone may know something right off hand I would appreciated your help.
Thanks in advance
 
  


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