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I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in a Virtual Machine. It installed correctly but the problem is that the Graphical User Interface (GUI) does not start. I only get the command prompt where I can login.

Any advice how I can get the GUI in VMWare?

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How did you install Ubuntu? What ISO file did you download? –  Mitch Jun 28 '12 at 13:52
    
I am also finding same problem. I installed Ubuntu on VM ware using ISO and then I am getting command prompt login. You can use "startx" command to get GUI. But every time you need to type "startx" command to get GUI. So I am also searching for solution for this. But this might help you. –  user173201 Jul 7 '13 at 3:09

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Once you log in to the command line, check the logs in /var/log. Specifically, check Xorg.0.log, although any recently-updated log might be helpful.

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