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Old 04-28-2017, 04:51 AM   #1
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move to graphical desktop from terminal (DOS-like) display




On my Chromebook with Ubuntu newly added, how can I move to graphical desktop from terminal view?
 
Old 04-28-2017, 05:00 AM   #2
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Did you install a graphical interface? Ubuntu usually comes with a GUI. Well you'll probably need to install xorg and a Desktop Manager. Well the following may get you there... but not got a ubuntu box at the second to test on.

Code:
sudo aptitude install xorg ubuntu-desktop
Worth a try. Once it is installed then you should just be able to reboot to get back to the GUI.
 
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:57 AM   #3
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move from terminal to GUI in Chromebook with Ubuntu

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Did you install a graphical interface? Ubuntu usually comes with a GUI. Well you'll probably need to install xorg and a Desktop Manager. Well the following may get you there... but not got a ubuntu box at the second to test on.

Code:
sudo aptitude install xorg ubuntu-desktop
Worth a try. Once it is installed then you should just be able to reboot to get back to the GUI.
Thanks for speedy reply. I entered your code, but the result was: "sudo: aptitude not found"

There must be a list somewhere of the different commands that sudo will find and execute.
 
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Mmm, try

Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptitude
if that doesn't work to install aptitude then it maybe that your machine isn't connecting to the internet.
 
Old 04-28-2017, 07:01 PM   #5
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You don't actually need to specifically install aptitude. You can use apt-get. To get the desktop up you can run
Code:
$ startx &
from the terminal.
 
Old 04-28-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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that assumes that x is already installed tho, I am going by the assumption that it isn't.
 
Old 04-28-2017, 09:50 PM   #7
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I think Ubuntu usually installs the desktop.
 
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Given this forum as context, I'd think it likely he has its default DE ubuntu-desktop installed, but it and his Chromebook are not playing nice together, which would be why he's in a terminal in the first place. 'sudo dpkg-query -l | grep dm' should report if there is a display manager installed. 'sudo ps -A | grep dm' should report if a display manager is supposedly running. Likely the move to be made is diagnose why he's at a terminal. 'sudo apt-get install aptitude inxi; inxi -c0 -v4' and knowing where his Ubuntu installation media came from would be a useful start. If inxi fails, at least show output from 'cat /etc/*lease' and 'lspci -nnk | grep -A4 VGA' so there's something for us to work from.
 
  


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