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Okay so I have Ubuntu command prompt and I've done

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install build-essential

and many other things, but I still cant get Ubuntu GUI (on my desktop). Can someone help me?

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Having installed the necessary components, issue

sudo service lightdm start

to start your graphical desktop environment.

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What do you mean that you have a ubuntu command prompt? Are you running a server version of ubuntu? Please mention the exact commands that you have run. Your question suggests that you are using a desktop version but how did you not have the GUI in the first place? Please elaborate.

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  • yes its the server version and ive used the commands mentioned in the comment Apr 7 '17 at 10:55
  • sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install build-essential Apr 7 '17 at 10:57
  • Ok, the first thing to do would be to reboot the server and check. If that doesn't work its possible that X server is not running. Type "startx" on command prompt and see if it makes any difference. Apr 7 '17 at 15:47
  • Oi i did all that and it keeps saying error files not found and stuff Apr 8 '17 at 5:06
  • i tried rebooting and startx and sudo service lightdm start didnt work Apr 8 '17 at 5:07

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