I've installed a minimal gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04 server. How do I switch to it? Right now i'm on the tty. I tried
Alt+f7 but it just takes me to a screen with a red cursor flashing in the top left corner. Help?
Depending on what you call "minimal", do:
cp /etc/skel/.xinitrc ~ echo 'exec gnome-session' >> ~/.xinitrc startx ~/.xinitrc gnome-session
.xinitrc to start X.
service start gdm
(if you installed
gdm, or other Display Managers, such as