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Old 11-17-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Ubuntu server

I recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu 8.10 server 32 bit. I found it a little difficult to use due to the lack of a GUI. I then installed the ubuntu desktop using:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

This did work, but the question is - Is the installation still a server or has it been converted back into a desktop installation?

Thanks for your help.
Old 11-17-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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If you go to terminal mode and type:
uname -a
This will display the version of Linux that you are currently running on the machine. Look at the portion that begins 2.6.xx.xx-{server, generic} If your system reports server then you are still running the server kernel. If it reports generic then you are running the desktop kernel.

In the future if you wish to add desktop to the Server kernel you can follow the instructions here:


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