DOES Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition has default GUI.

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Thu Jul 10 09:05:20 UTC 2008

Srinivas Thimmappa wrote:

>   I am new to UBUNTU. I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition in
> one of the x86 machines. I wanted to know by default will this server
> has GUI like how we have in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition. 
> If GUI is not available please let me know how to install GUI for server
> edition.

By default, the Ubuntu server versions don't install a GUI (as you
probably have noticed by now).
If you only need a few gui apps, simply install them. The packet manager
should take care of pulling in all dependencies.
If you really want a GUI setup like the desktop edition, install one of
the .?ubuntu-desktop packages. For example, issuing
aptitude search '.?ubuntu-desktop'
will show you the packages that can be used to install the different GUI
flavours (Gnome, KDE, ...).


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