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Thread: Desktop Environment Isn't Installed

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    Desktop Environment Isn't Installed

    I've managed to install US from USB flash drive but when I boot to it from Grub, it just brings me to a terminal based login screen. I can login and then nothing...It sits there waiting for a command. I'm not sure if GNOME is installed or what it is.

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    Re: Desktop Environment Isn't Installed

    Try this command:

    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

    It will ask for your login password.

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    Re: Desktop Environment Isn't Installed

    What does that do exactly?

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    Re: Desktop Environment Isn't Installed

    I'm sorry, I probably had to explain myself more.

    If you have Ubuntu Desktop you should have Gnome installed, if you have Ubuntu Server you will only have a black screen like you have right now.
    But if you are sure you have Ubuntu Desktop then Gnome is not starting for some reason.
    So, after you get the black screen, you can login and then type the command I posted. That command does this:

    Sudo = is to get authorization to make changes.
    (that is why the system will ask for your password again)

    /etc/init.d/gdm = Is where Gnome is located.

    start = Is to get Gnome started.


    Let me know if that helped your problem.

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    Re: Desktop Environment Isn't Installed

    Ok thank you.

    I'm still a bit of a novice when it comes to Terminal commands. I'll post back if this a success.

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