I am trying to build the HP SDN VAN controller on Server 12.04 Precise but need a GUI to download the controller.

When i try to install a desktop i get the following (I have already done an apt-get install update)

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package xubuntu-desktop is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'xubuntu-desktop' has no installation candidate

What is causing this issue and how do i resolve it?


Try installing XFCE using the command

sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfdesktop4

Run apt-get update beforehand.

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