Ubuntu 17.04 GCP VM Instance startx do not work

Asked by Jay on 2017-08-09

Using Google Cloud Platform Ubuntu 17.04 VM instance startx from command line do not work. Tried the following.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop also tried ubuntu-gnome desktop

    sudo nano /etc/default/grub.
    Change line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
    Ctrl - X , press Y and then Enter to save and exit.
    sudo update-grub.

Stop instance, then start instance (basically rebooting)
I get back to command-line and type "startx"

****** Get this message **********
/usr/lib/xorg/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
What am doing wrong ?
I want to have some type of GUI on my server.

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What do you want to do on the system that needs a GUI?

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Jay (jaytxt) said : #3

Because this is what I want to use.

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:28 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Needs information
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Jay (jaytxt) said : #4

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:49 AM, Jay <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>
> Status: Expired => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> Because this is what I want to use.
>
> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:28 PM, actionparsnip <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
> >
> > Status: Open => Needs information
> >
> > actionparsnip requested more information:
> > What do you want to do on the system that needs a GUI?
> >
> > --
> > To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> > this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
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Jay (jaytxt) said : #5

Is using Google Cloud Platform VM Instances causing this problem ?
I notice most resolutions are on stand-alone systems.
Is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty not compatible for GUI setting ?

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:50 AM, Jay Txt <email address hidden> wrote:

>
>
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:49 AM, Jay <<email address hidden>
> > wrote:
>
>> Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>>
>> Status: Expired => Open
>>
>> You are still having a problem:
>> Because this is what I want to use.
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:28 PM, actionparsnip <
>> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>>
>> > Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
>> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>> >
>> > Status: Open => Needs information
>> >
>> > actionparsnip requested more information:
>> > What do you want to do on the system that needs a GUI?
>> >
>> > --
>> > To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
>> > this email or enter your reply at the following page:
>> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>> >
>> > You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>> >
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>
>

Jay (jaytxt) said : #6

Using Google Cloud Platform Ubuntu 17.04 VM instance startx from command
line do not work. Tried the following.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop also tried ubuntu-gnome desktop

    sudo nano /etc/default/grub.
    Change line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_
LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
    Ctrl - X , press Y and then Enter to save and exit.
    sudo update-grub.

Stop instance, then start instance (basically rebooting)
I get back to command-line and type "startx"

****** Get this message **********
/usr/lib/xorg/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
What am doing wrong ?
I want to have some type of GUI on my server.

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:54 AM, Jay Txt <email address hidden> wrote:

> Is using Google Cloud Platform VM Instances causing this problem ?
> I notice most resolutions are on stand-alone systems.
> Is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty not compatible for GUI setting ?
>
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:50 AM, Jay Txt <email address hidden> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:49 AM, Jay <<email address hidden>
>> pad.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
>>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>>>
>>> Status: Expired => Open
>>>
>>> You are still having a problem:
>>> Because this is what I want to use.
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:28 PM, actionparsnip <
>>> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
>>> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>>> >
>>> > Status: Open => Needs information
>>> >
>>> > actionparsnip requested more information:
>>> > What do you want to do on the system that needs a GUI?
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
>>> > this email or enter your reply at the following page:
>>> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>>> >
>>> > You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>>> >
>>>
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>>> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
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>>
>>
>

Jay (jaytxt) said : #7

Tried that, this is the results.
jaytxt@ubuntu-1:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktopReading package
lists... DoneBuilding dependency tree Reading state information...
Doneubuntu-desktop
is already the newest version (1.379).0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to
remove and 12 not upgraded.jaytxt@ubuntu-1:~$ ubuntu-gnome desktopubuntu-gnome:
command not foundjaytxt@ubuntu-1:~$ sudo ubuntu-gnome desktopsudo:
ubuntu-gnome: command not foundjaytxt@ubuntu-1:~$

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 5:10 AM, Jay <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
>
> You gave more information on the question:
> Using Google Cloud Platform Ubuntu 17.04 VM instance startx from command
> line do not work. Tried the following.
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop also tried ubuntu-gnome desktop
>
> sudo nano /etc/default/grub.
> Change line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_
> LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
> Ctrl - X , press Y and then Enter to save and exit.
> sudo update-grub.
>
> Stop instance, then start instance (basically rebooting)
> I get back to command-line and type "startx"
>
> ****** Get this message **********
> /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server
> xinit: giving up
> xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
> xinit: server error
> Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
> What am doing wrong ?
> I want to have some type of GUI on my server.
>
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:54 AM, Jay Txt <email address hidden>
> wrote:
>
> > Is using Google Cloud Platform VM Instances causing this problem ?
> > I notice most resolutions are on stand-alone systems.
> > Is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty not compatible for GUI setting ?
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:50 AM, Jay Txt <email address hidden>
> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:49 AM, Jay <<email address hidden>
> >> pad.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> >>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
> >>>
> >>> Status: Expired => Open
> >>>
> >>> You are still having a problem:
> >>> Because this is what I want to use.
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:28 PM, actionparsnip <
> >>> <email address hidden>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > Your question #655607 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> >>> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
> >>> >
> >>> > Status: Open => Needs information
> >>> >
> >>> > actionparsnip requested more information:
> >>> > What do you want to do on the system that needs a GUI?
> >>> >
> >>> > --
> >>> > To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> >>> > this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> >>> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/655607
> >>> >
> >>> > You received this question notification because you asked the
> question.
> >>> >
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> >>
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