I just installed GNOME3 following the steps from another question
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
then installed lightdm, tried starting it and got a blank screen, what did I do wrong?
sudo apt-get install lightdm sudo lightdm
then blank screen (is this normal?) ... restarted (using power button, is this blank screen normal?), selected Ubuntu GNOME Shell Desktop got "Failed to load sesson Gnome" tried Ubuntu and got "Failed to load session ubuntu" ...
This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 Server on Virtual Box.