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jakelong00
August 17th, 2012, 06:55 PM
i was installing the ubuntu 12.04 using the mini iso because of the pae problem and during the installation i forgot to install the ubuntu desktop package.now it boots into the command line. i ran the commands
sudo apt-get install unity
sudo apt-get install xinit
and when i try to run startx i get the error
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failed to load session gnome
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and when i run gnome-session i get
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warning:cannot open display
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what to do to start up my gui??

gordintoronto
August 18th, 2012, 01:24 AM
I'm not sure, maybe startx

Marric
August 18th, 2012, 06:04 AM
sudo apt-get purge gnome-session
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install gnome-session
startx
or just reinstall it.

jakelong00
August 21st, 2012, 06:44 PM
i got it . i ran:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

and after rebooting i got the normal login screen.
thnx for helping me out