View Full Version : [ubuntu] GUI and internet help?

May 16th, 2008, 09:53 PM
OK, me and a friend have got an old machine from his dad which we intend to build a website on. Weve downloaded ubuntu server edition and installed it on it. Install went fine, installed everything on the list.
Didnt realise it didnt come with a GUI, but we are reasonably comfortable with terminal. We are trying to put a GUI on it by using apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. Its connected via a ethernet cable into our router yet in wont connect to the internet. Router light flashes up but it wont download or update anything... help?

May 17th, 2008, 06:57 PM
what's the output of
cat /etc/resolv.conf
ping ubuntu.com

May 18th, 2008, 08:16 AM
Oh sorry, doesnt matter anymore, ive installed debian on it, but thanx for the help.