I've a Ubuntu Server 11.10 amd64 installation that needed a graphical desktop to execute some visual apps.
While searching for the correct way to achieve this, I noticed that there are a lot of people saying that invoking the gnome desktop installation (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) would switch from server to desktop kernel. Is this true!? I've checked and the kernel seems to remain unchanged after the install.
I need to be sure of this because the desktop flavoured kernel doesn't seem to support the ServeRaid 8K controller sitting on my IBM server and I have no idea on how to enable support for it. (I'll be grateful if someone could point me a good guide on how to install ubuntu when the storage controller is not detected)
Any comment on this matter will be greatly appreciated!