View Full Version : [SOLVED] ubuntu 12.04 installation problem

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
failed to load session gnome

and when i run gnome-session i get
warning:cannot open display

what to do to start up my gui??

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

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
or just reinstall it.

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