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I have been having problems trying to install ubuntu-desktop on my VPS Ubuntu server 16.04

This is what I did:

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

Then, I added a password to the root account. I read that I had to do that to access the Ubuntu desktop. I did this:

sudo passwd root 
sudo passwd -u root

When I restart the Ubuntu server, I get the field to enter the password only. the option for username does not appear. I get this, but it says that the password I entered is incorrect. But it is correct.

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  • May you run xrandr -q in terminal and update your question by the result? Apr 2 '17 at 7:41
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    When you log in on the terminal, what's the output of id and getent passwd 1000? Apr 2 '17 at 7:44
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    – Darius
    Jun 26 '17 at 6:44
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It's not correct you need to use the root user.

The username is already selected, it's basically a list of usernames (actually it's the "Real Name"). Your "Real Name" just happens to be: Ubuntu.

You could check the contents of /etc/passwd to see which username has that Real Name. And if you don't know that users password, then set it.

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