View Full Version : [ubuntu] no GUI

April 17th, 2009, 12:08 AM
I installed Ubuntu and all I get is my username and passwd. I'm learning CLI but I can't the GUI to come up

April 17th, 2009, 12:09 AM
Did you install the server version or the desktop version?

What happens when you run this command from a prompt, after you've logged in?


April 17th, 2009, 12:14 AM
server...I treid it and it had me install xinit. after that it returned an error /user/bin/x11/x not found

April 17th, 2009, 12:18 AM
If you installed the server version, then console is all you get. If you want to have Gnome desktop environment, you now need to install it.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop gdm
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start