Its a fresh install of 14.04. I've done the obvious sudo apt-get update but stil not working. Im seriously new to ubuntu so please explain what you want me to do (Thanks alot in advance!)
I think you have to enable the universe and multiverse repositories in order to get a clean install of gnome-shell on 14.04 because of all the dependencies. If you would like to add these repositories, run the following commands:
First, make a backup:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/backupsources
Then, edit the file:
sudo sed -i 's/main/main universe multiverse /g' /etc/apt/sources.list
Next, update your package list:
sudo apt-get update
Now, you have two options. First, you could install using apt-get:
sudo apt-get install eog gnome-shell
Alternatively, it's much easier to install a default desktop on a system that does not yet have an xserver by using
tasksel to automate the process somewhat.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tasksel
Next, run tasksel, follow the on screen instructions, use the arrow keys to navigate, the spacebar to select or un-select, and the enter as normal.