Trouble installing server

Jan Sneep jan at
Fri May 11 22:17:06 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at]On Behalf Of Eamonn
> Sullivan
> Sent: May 11, 2007 2:41 AM
> To: jan at; Ubuntu user technical support,not
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> discussions
> Subject: Re: Trouble installing server


> If I understand you correctly and you can log in, that's it, you've
> successfully installed the server version. That version doesn't
> install any graphical user interface (most servers don't have any). If
> you're looking for that, either install the desktop version to begin
> with or type:
> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

Sad to say sorry to report, but that didn't work. The update was fine and I
left it installing the desktop packages when I headed out this morning as
the count-down timer said it would take about an hour. Came back to a
question about what screen resolutions my card could handle. I selected 1200
X 800 and then the rest on down the list to the bottom of the list and after
finishing the rest of the install re-booted. Now I get a cool Ubuntu graphic
showing me the loading progress ... but it dies with a black screen, no
cursor control or keyboard control that I can tell.

My fawn doesn't seem very feisty at all ... :O(


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