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    no GUI after alternative install on X201

    So I had been having problems getting unetbootin to create a working USB drive that I could install Ubuntu from. It would get as far as startup, I'd hear the african noises, then get a black screen.

    Someone suggested I use the alternative install cd, so I used unetbootin to put that iso onto my usb drive. This worked.

    However, I only have command line access to ubuntu right now... how would I go about adding the various graphical elements? I have a Thinkpad X201, with the following hardware specs:

    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    500GB 7200RPM 2.5" SATA
    4GB PC3-8500 RAM
    Intel HD graphics

    Any help is greatly appreciated, I'm pretty proficient with the command line, but this is pretty major and I have no clue where to begin.

    Thanks!

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    Re: no GUI after alternative install on X201

    Not positive on this, but I think it's
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

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    Re: no GUI after alternative install on X201

    Quote Originally Posted by vtcat View Post
    Not positive on this, but I think it's
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    Success! I've got a GUI now, wired ethernet works, just gotta get the wifi up and running and I'll be set (right now network manager doesn't even list any networks available or anything...)

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