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Thread: 8.04 server for firewall, how do install a GUI?

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    8.04 server for firewall, how do install a GUI?

    I in installed 8.04 server that has no GUI or desktop. Is the desktop a security risk? I am new to IPtables and think that it would be much easier to configure it through firestarter.

    If it doesn't create a security issue,how do I install the GUI for Firestarter or a desttop? KDE and Gnome would be great!

    Finally, do I have to have a desktop installed to run firestarter GUI?

    Would kde-core be my bst option
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    Re: 8.04 server for firewall, how do install a GUI?

    Well, you can use aptitude to browse available applications, or just
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
    That will give you the kubuntu standard desktop.

    kde-cores install command would be:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kde-core
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    Re: 8.04 server for firewall, how do install a GUI?

    I installed the core, because I just want to run firestarter, and don't need any other bells and whistles. Now how do I boot the GUIon startup?
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    Re: 8.04 server for firewall, how do install a GUI?

    Firestarter is the default GUI for Gnome, Guarddog is the default GUI for KDE. I actually prefer Guarddog since its a lot more powerful and configurable, however the documentation is poor, and its confusing at first. Once you figure it out however, you will look at Firestarter like a poor man's substitute. Either way however both are very flexible and powerful. I'm not aware of any other GUIs at present that "top" these two applications.

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