installed ubuntu-12.04.3 server. After installing, i could see only terminal mode login. I Dont see the GUI mode scree. How could i login to GUI mode login? If you need more details please let me know.

  • you need to install ubuntu-desktop package using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    – Tarun
    Sep 2 '13 at 11:17
  • Got following : Reading package lists ... Done Building dependency tree Reading State Information ... Done E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop
    – LinQ
    Sep 2 '13 at 11:21

Ubuntu Server is, by default and by design, a text-based system. Why would you want to use up 200MB of RAM on stuff that isn't serving web pages or running applications over the network? You wouldn't. It doesn't make sense.

However, if you installed this thinking you wanted to run servers from an Ubuntu Desktop machine, you can do that with the standard Ubuntu install (I run several servers from this desktop). It's all fairly modular.

Similarly you can install the standard desktop meta-package (ubuntu-desktop) into a Server install. As this is a new install you'll also need to update the package lists. You'll need an active internet connection for this to work.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

If you don't have a wired connection and need to configure this for a wifi first... Well honestly, you'll be quicker just downloading the standard Desktop CD and reinstalling.

  • Still i am facing same issue, unable to locate ubuntu-desktop.
    – LinQ
    Sep 2 '13 at 11:53
  • Done with sudo apt-get update But not able to proceed with your 2nd command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. says unable to locate ubuntu-desktop. Let me know if any details needed.
    – LinQ
    Sep 2 '13 at 11:55
  • Could you edit your question to include the output of sudo apt-get update please? See this for help if you're struggling.
    – Oli
    Sep 2 '13 at 11:57
  • I am doing sudo apt-get update &> /home/user/test.txt and very soon i will paste those output. If its big size is thr any attachments option here?
    – LinQ
    Sep 2 '13 at 12:28
  • when i do apt-get update i have some error like Err us.archive.ubuntu.com etc etc Could not connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com:80 ...
    – LinQ
    Sep 2 '13 at 12:47

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