I'm trying to install a very minimal Gnome environment on an Ubuntu server running on minimal server hardware (i.e. no graphics card) behind a KVM switch. Yes, I know that's generally frowned upon. I read the wiki's Server GUI notes, but it only mentions how to install the entire desktop environment, not just the core.
So I ran
sudo apt-get install gnome-core xinit xorg then rebooted. Afterwards, it came back up to a terminal login, which is fine. I logged in and then tried running
startx, but received the error:
(EE) Failed to load module "ast" (module does not exist) (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory (EE) VESA(0): V_BIOS address 0x5f6e0 out of range (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal error: no screens found
What else do I need to do to resolve this error and get Gnome running?