GUI for Ubuntu Server?
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 08:55:48 UTC 2010
On Tue, 22 Jun 2010, Josef Tupag wrote:
> Hi guys, I'm very new to Ubuntu. Here at work we are planning to install
> Ubuntu Server. We wanted to know if Ubuntu Server comes with a GUI or is it
> only text mode?
> Thanks for the help, I have been looking for this answer for hours.
The answer may not be there as the question is a bit nebulous. There are
many possible GUIs and whether they are installed is just a question of
what packages you choose.
By default, the normal Ubuntu server is generally command line only (which
is how I prefer a server, personally). However, installing UI components
can be done quite easily. Perhaps the easiest thing to do, once you have
the basic install done is to install the ubuntu-desktop package:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
This will install xorg, gnome and the various other components needed for
the standard graphical environment. I wouldn't particularly recommend this
on most servers, but it's available to you if need be.
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