Hey! I have ubuntu server 10.10. I am trying to install gui. I have installed these packages: xserver-xorg xinit

I tried installing gnome but I always get this error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome : Depends: gnome-desktop-environment (>= 1:2.28+1ubuntu4) but it is not going to be installed Depends: epiphany-extensions but it is not going to be installed

I can't seem to find the epiphany-extensions. This is my source.list file:

deb http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted deb-src http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted

deb http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted deb-src http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted

deb http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick universe deb-src http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick universe deb http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates universe deb-src http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates universe

deb http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick multiverse deb-src http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick multiverse deb http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates multiverse deb-src http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates multiverse

deb http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse deb-src http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu maverick partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu maverick partner

deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security main restricted deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security main restricted deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security universe deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security universe deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security multiverse deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security multiverse

What can I do to correct this? How can I find a source url that has the package I need??

2 Answers 2


If you what you want is basic GNOME, you probably should try:

sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment --no-install-recommends

IF you want a desktop just like you would have if you installed the Desktop Edition, try:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
  • I just want a basic desktop just to see it there really are any advantages in having gui in the server edition. Thanks I'll try this :) But do you know where I can find the missing package??
    – AntonioCS
    Nov 27, 2010 at 10:24
  • Gnome is so deeply rooted in the Ubuntu desktop, its hard to get it without all the extra bits because of all the tight integration. You might also check out 'xubuntu-desktop' which includes xfce and some of the lighter weight, more traditional linux apps. Ultimately though, a GUI just wastes valuable RAM that a server can use for other things.
    – SpamapS
    Nov 27, 2010 at 23:45

If the instructions by Leon Nardella does not work, you could try to use a different server in sources.list.

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