Graphic interface installation

Adam McGreggor lists at
Thu Mar 6 03:15:23 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 03:11:27PM -0300, 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?

As others have suggested, you could try using a more recent version, or
upgrade the existing to "feisty": you could change references (either
manually, or via sed(1)) of 'dapper' to 'feisty' in /etc/apt/sources.list and then 
'apt-get dist-upgrade'.

Or just 'apt-get install kubuntu-desktop' to install KDE (i'd have
thought it would be installed off the disk, what say dpkg ?)

> 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…

A lot of folks don't want/see the point of GUIs on servers. Were the
default option be for a GUI to be installed on a server, I'd switch
distros based entirely on that.

> 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
> 2.6.15doesn'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.

Have you done a post-install upgrade? Looks like the most recent 
packaged version is 

Again, newer releases have newer kernels by default.

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