View Full Version : [all variants] 8.04 server for firewall, how do install a GUI?

June 17th, 2008, 12:03 AM
I in installed 8.04 server that has no GUI or desktop. Is the desktop a security risk? I am new to IPtables and think that it would be much easier to configure it through firestarter.

If it doesn't create a security issue,how do I install the GUI for Firestarter or a desttop? KDE and Gnome would be great!

Finally, do I have to have a desktop installed to run firestarter GUI?

Would kde-core be my bst option

June 17th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Well, you can use aptitude to browse available applications, or just
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

That will give you the kubuntu standard desktop.

kde-cores install command would be:
sudo apt-get install kde-core


June 17th, 2008, 02:22 AM
I installed the core, because I just want to run firestarter, and don't need any other bells and whistles. Now how do I boot the GUIon startup?

June 17th, 2008, 04:29 AM
Firestarter is the default GUI for Gnome, Guarddog is the default GUI for KDE. I actually prefer Guarddog since its a lot more powerful and configurable, however the documentation is poor, and its confusing at first. Once you figure it out however, you will look at Firestarter like a poor man's substitute. Either way however both are very flexible and powerful. I'm not aware of any other GUIs at present that "top" these two applications.