Graphic interface installation

Eric ejazzkatt at
Tue Mar 4 18:58:30 UTC 2008

Gustavo Sícoli wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to linux in anything but compiling C/C++ programs and I'm trying 
> to install it for the first time.
>             I downloaded Kubuntu 6.06 from their own website and tried 
> installing it, but figured I installed text only, then I referred to a 
> HOWTO and it seems that it was supposed to give me a graphical interface 
> installation from beginning, but it is not there, anyone know why?

Most likely, the graphic desktop is installed. My guess is that your 
video card wasn't recognized.

Do you get the screen that allows you to choose what installation or 
what kernel you want to boot with? If so, try booing with the other 
options and see if you can start the Control Center and change your 
video driver.

You can also start the Control Center from the command line but I don't 
remember what you have to type in to start it.

Eric Jackson

>             Now I'm trying the server installation and will try to 
> install the graphical interface from within, but it would be easier to 
> install it one time alone…
>             I'd also like to know if there is a way for me to install a 
> more recent kernel along with the installation o kubuntu or if I'd have 
> to install it the way it is and then install something newer? The 2.6.15 
> doesn't seem to have IPsec in good shape, and I'd need to learn to use 
> it for the application I have to develop here.
> Thanks,
>   Gustavo.

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