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After failing to install the Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop version (burned on a DVD, because ISO's file size was 726 MB), I tried the alternate version (about 686 MB) which I burned on CD.

During the installation process, I manually partitioned the hard drive using ext3. After the installation, the CD ejects itself and I hit "continue". In the k boot prompt I hit "enter" on my the keyboard. I see a welcome message in a dark background (a kind of full screen terminal/console called CLI I think) and was asked to enter my user name and password.

After that, instead of booting into the beautiful desktop of Ubuntu, I saw this:

ubuntu@my_name$

It was like a line of command I think, where you can use "sudo" commands. It is called a non-graphic mode I think.

My real problem is to enter Ubuntu 11.04 with the chocolate-colored background and the African music drum. I tried many commands to boot into the graphic mode of the system such as Ctr+Alt+F7 but nothing happened. In this case, I just saw numbers showing available blocks. I don't understand.

I also tried startx and sudo startx without result. I do bought a PS3 both for gaming and for Ubuntu because I can't afford buying a PC.

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What is the error you get when you run startx? Maybe you don't have the desktop user interface installed. Try:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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Thank you for tour answer, I'll try it this night. If i remember well, typing startx gave me a message talking about JOB impossible. –  Xdm Jun 8 '12 at 16:55
    
in order to try "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" should i have the CD inserted? –  Xdm Jun 8 '12 at 17:40
    
And must my ps3 be connected to the Internet to have the "apt-get install Ubuntu desktop" command functional? –  Xdm Jun 8 '12 at 17:52
    
It should work if you have the CD inserted, but I'd suggest having it connected to the internet so you can run all the updates with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade –  reverendj1 Jun 8 '12 at 18:07
    
It worked well! Thanks for your help! Open office org is working too.. But i don't see Blender. Is it really present on the ubuntu ps3 –  Xdm Jun 11 '12 at 15:01
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