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Old 02-17-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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First Time Poster - Trying to run GUI in Ubuntu, says command not found :(


First time poster, first time linux installer :-)

Just installed the latest flavor of Ubuntu, and I am trying to load the GUI by running 'startx' Message I receive back is "-bash: xstart: command not found"

I am assuming I need to install this bad boy somehow, but my lack of linux prowess is getting the best of me.

I bet I will be posting quite a bit, as I attempt to get my first phpbb up and running on this old dell I have just sitting around the office.

You advice (and prayers) are greatly apprecieted.

-Thisple
 
Old 02-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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Why don't you start by telling us what you did (didn't) install ...
Server/desktop/alternate CD downloaded and installed as documented - that sort of thing.

Then tell us what you changed.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Why don't you start by telling us what you did (didn't) install ...
Server/desktop/alternate CD downloaded and installed as documented - that sort of thing.

Then tell us what you changed.
I downloaded the server ISO, installed it. The only option I remember installing was samba.

-Thisple
 
Old 02-17-2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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I am assuming I need to install this bad boy somehow, but my lack of linux prowess is getting the best of me.
I'm betting the server build didn't include X-server or a desktop environment. I don't have access to a Ubuntu system here but an apt-get of a meta package like ubuntu-desktop would probably add it all.
Better wait for a response from someone who can provide a definitive answer.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #5
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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
for gnome , kdesktop for kde

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JKZfixme
 
Old 02-18-2009, 12:31 AM   #6
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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
Thanks! I will try this when I get in to the office, first thing tomorrow morning.

-Thisple
 
  


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