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  1. #1
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    Install and start Ubuntu GUI on VPS

    Hello!

    I've purchased a VPS and Installed Ubuntu.

    Here's what I've done:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    The last VPS I had all I had to do after this art is type: startx, and the GUI would load.

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong on this one. I need some help getting the GUI loaded. I'm really not that great with the commands and things and a GUI is what I really need. T

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Install and start Ubuntu GUI on VPS

    Welcome to the forums!

    Here are easy instructions to administer your Ubuntu Server using terminal commands and without installing a GUI: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/

    Posting the link it the hope it helps other readers who might stumble upon this thread someday.

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    Re: Install and start Ubuntu GUI on VPS

    It seems as though it's already been installed. Everything seemed to go through just fine. I just don't know how to get access to the GUI or start it.

    Like I said, normally I can type in startx and it'll take it from there.

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    Re: Install and start Ubuntu GUI on VPS

    Sorry to bump this but I'm really in a hurry to get it working. Can someone please help me access the GUI

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    Re: Install and start Ubuntu GUI on VPS

    This is my last post, maybe someone can help with a little more info.

    This is the text I'm getting after entering "startx" to view the GUI:

    root@Machine3:/# startx


    X.Org X Server 1.11.3
    Release Date: 2011-12-16
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.42-26-generic i686 Ubuntu
    Current Operating System: Linux Machine3 2.6.32-042stab059.7 #1 SMP Tue Jul 24 19:12:01 M
    SK 2012 i686
    Kernel command line: quiet
    Build Date: 29 August 2012 12:10:05AM
    xorg-server 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.8 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/
    support)
    Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Oct 31 09:30:22 2012
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"

    Fatal server error:
    xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT: Invalid argument


    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
    for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

    ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
    xinit: giving up
    xinit: unable to connect to X server: No such file or directory
    xinit: server error
    root@Machine3:/#

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    Re: Install and start Ubuntu GUI on VPS

    If you tell us what task you're trying to accomplish with your new server, I can try to walk you through it using terminal commands and/or help you find a link to more information. Unfortunately I cannot help you administer a server using the Ubuntu GUI because I have never done so, sorry.

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