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No GUI and no internet No GUI, No internet connection, please help 12.04 How to add applications and GUI to the minimal Ubuntu? After Installing 12.04.1 I Have No GUI? How do I get the GUI to come back? How to start GUI from command line?

Result: no Success. probably Reason: Wifi.

for Wifi TRIED: Enable Wi-Fi in Recovery Terminal

Problem: FAILED.

ifconfig wlan0 up    #COMMAND
iwlist wlan0 scan    #COMMAND
iwconfig wlan0 essid TT key s:***MY_PASSWORD_CENSORED***    #COMMAND

error for wireless request set mode (8b2a)    #OUTPUT
set failed on device wlan0; invalid argument    #OUTPUT

maybe Solution: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/error-for-wireless-request-set-encode-8b2a-help-me-445696/

Problem: how?

Plot: me GOT new Pc. me WANTED Ati-Driver for "ATI RV280 Radeon 9200 PRO". me LOOKED here: What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx)?

my Card not SUPPORTED. Source: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Hardware#Radeon_Legacy_.28Open_Source.29

me INSTALLED open-source: me probably wrong. Result: no Gui. Detailes: "xinit unable to run server /usr/bin/x ubuntu".

me PURGED Driver:

sudo apt-get purge fglrx*

me probably wrong. Command Source: Can't install ATI proprietary drivers in 12.10

me probably should:

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

or other. source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2032697


root@Pentium4:~# startx    #COMMAND
The Program 'startx' is currently not installed.you can install it by typing sudo apt-get install xinit"    #OUTPUT

NEED Help. Output: "Thanks".


I installed 12.04 on my pc, and wanted to install the ATI driver for better performance. I discovered that my Card is not supported, and that my only option is the open-soucr driver for ATI.

I may have done some things wrong :D So, at start, the problem was:

xinit unable to run server /usr/bin/x ubuntu.

I thought to purge the driver, and did this:

sudo apt-get purge fglrx*

and now, my new problem is this ^^ :

root@Pentium4:~# startx    #COMMAND
The Program 'startx' is currently not installed.you can install it by typing sudo apt-get install xinit"    #OUTPUT

Many solutions are abput installing again packages, like "ubuntu-desktop", the drievrs, "xinint" etc, but the Wifi is the problem, i can't download anything so I can't install anything.

Thanks for any help.

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Your question is a bit hard to understand, as you start with a lot of links instead of your story, but as I think I got where you start: You have got no GUI, and you think it is because of your WiFi. Can you explain why you think this? It seems that problem wasn't resovled, but then you suddenly go on about your drivers (a more logical source of the GUI issue I think), but what about that wifi? And if 'startx' is not installed, maybe you have bigger issues. Could you start with explaining what you installed and what happened before starting the linkfest? :D –  Nanne Apr 14 '13 at 8:34
OK, Sorry for the mess, I editted and added an "Explanation". Thanks. –  yinon Apr 14 '13 at 8:54
I guess this question is dead now. –  yinon Apr 14 '13 at 20:25
It looks like you used the Ubuntu minimal install. If so, it does not come with a desktop GUI pre-installed. Can you use the standard desktop install? If yes, please back up and reinstall. If no, either find a wired connection or enable wireless using wpasupplicant for WPA support (not iwconfig). (Let's put that issue off for now.) Please do not reply to this comment with a comment. Instead re-edit your question to give the story in order: version installed, your need, problems faced, etc. Paste your links somewhere so you don't forget them, but please start your question over. –  chaskes Apr 15 '13 at 18:18
For the information, Thanks, for the moralism, this is no neccessry. If you wand, delete edit or whatever. no one will watch this post again, i will open a new one later, on different problem. –  yinon Apr 19 '13 at 12:40
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