I'm trying to get up a gui on my Ubuntu server (14.04), but failing despite trying some different things.
What I'm seeing: Machine boots to blank screen with a cursor (arrow) in the middle. I can move the cursor.
What I did after clean install:
# install, boot to command line, log in sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade dist-upgrade sudo reboot # so os can boot with new kernel sudo nano /etc/default/grub # set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset" sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lubuntu-desktop sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf ## put the following # [SeatDefaults] # greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter # user-session=Lubuntu sudo reboot
At this point the login screen should appear, but it doesn't. From here, I tried to do this, as suggested here How to fix blank screen with mouse pointer on Ubuntu install reboot?
sudo apt-get purge lightdm sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lightdm dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
Now upon reboot, there is a slight change: there seems to be something 'underneath' the blank screen, since at some areas of the screen the cursor symbol changes form arrow to a text cursor (looks like a T with another line underneath)
I also tried to reinstall lubuntu, but with no effect.
How can I get up my login screen?