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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    No that I've installed a Gnome GUI on the server, can someone please tell me how I can launch it?

    Thanks all
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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by mrtomservo View Post
    Really, the solution here is to learn how to use the terminal. If you expect to have a functional server, you should expect to be using the terminal.

    You could add a GUI to Ubuntu server... Check out this post for example:

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...server-463053/
    Thanks I've added the GUI, now I just need to know how to launch it. The link you provided has a way to launch it, but it's not working for me.

    /etc/init.d/gdm start
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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    try:
    Code:
    startx
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by jerome1232 View Post
    try:
    Code:
    startx
    thanks, but it didn't work

    it says i need to be root
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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    Code:
     sudo startx
    OR

    Code:
     sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    After entering one of the commands above, it'll ask for your password.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
    Last edited by MystaMax; October 2nd, 2008 at 09:06 PM. Reason: added more information

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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by MystaMax View Post
    Code:
     sudo startx
    OR

    Code:
     sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    After entering one of the commands above, it'll ask for your password.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
    command not found
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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    Are you sure:
    - your xorg/gdm/gnome install went through without errors?
    - you're typing in lower case?

    If nothing else, if gdm is installed it should launch on boot by default. Have you tried restarting? (not the best method, but it works).

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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    Are you sure:
    - your xorg/gdm/gnome install went through without errors?
    - you're typing in lower case?

    If nothing else, if gdm is installed it should launch on boot by default. Have you tried restarting? (not the best method, but it works).
    Hey

    Yes, I tried restarting. No luck.

    I repeated the install and saw there was one error.

    Next I booted with my desktop CD. Browsed to the folder, but it was not in there.

    I'm now installing the full Ubuntu desktop on the machine. I was really not comfortable with the terminal like that. Normally I would persevere, but I don;t have time right now.

    I was really not expecting a CLI I've only worked in w2003 servers up to now.

    So. Hopefully, I can either set it up to run the php script on it directly, or I can make a virtual server.

    I will read up on it all. Hopefully find some nice "installing ubuntu server" tutorials somewhere.
    Or maybe get someone to install a server for me later.


    Should I make another thread asking what is the best way to get a nice php dev environment setup?

    1,000,000 thanks for your help

    Peace.

    D
    Mental note: SunnyRabbiera says "remember kiddies: sudo rm -rf= BAD!"

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    Re: Ubuntu Server for an Absoloute Beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by MystaMax View Post
    And all this time I was just searching for the start of the path.

    Thanks
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