installing xfce4 via script on Ubuntu 20.04 prompts for "configuring lightdm" TUI

Asked by Jerome Yanga on 2020-06-24

Hi!

I have a script that installs xfce4 on Ubuntu 20.04. It fails because it pops up a "configuring lightdm" TUI. Anyone know how to get around this so that my script will move forward?

Help.

Regards,
j

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Jerome Yanga
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2020-06-24
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Is it the ncurses UI where you choose LightDM etc? Is this what is making it stick?

Jerome Yanga (jgyanga) said : #2

Thank you for replying.

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed with no GUI. I created a script that will install xfce4. The exact line is below.

"apt -y install xfce4"

This install pops up a TUI and it is entitled "configuring lightdm". This pop up TUI is what's hanging my script. The choices in the TUI are:

gdm3
lightdm

Jerome Yanga (jgyanga) said : #4

Thanks, Andrew.

That is exactly what I needed.

:)