How do I start X-Windows on Ubuntu Server

Asked by Ladidadida on 2008-09-06

I downloaded the latest Ubuntu Server and installed it fully but x-windows does not start up!

i already used "startx" as root but it said: "xinit isnt installed, try using apt-get install xinit" i tried that but it said: "couldn't find package"

Help please

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Ladidadida (donny-yang-r) said : #1

Also how do i edit text files in the kernel?

Andrew (and471) said : #2

To get a full graphical environment, run

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

(enter your password when it asks, don't worry you won't get any visual feedback)

This will then install the Ubuntu Desktop that you get with the Desktop Edition and the relevant X Windows packages.

If you are looking for something lighter than the whole Ubuntu Desktop, use the command

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

This wil install the Xubuntu desktop that is designed for lighter CPU & memory usage

What do you mean by text files in the kernel?

David Potter (dpotter-9) said : #3

To edit text files use vim.

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