Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Nov 4 02:07:51 GMT 2008

2008/11/3 Tristam Riordan <tristam.riordan at>:
> hi
> ive just installed ubuntu linux server 8.04LTS
> it has no desktop, just scripting so i am very unfamiliar to it, i would
> really appreciate it if someone could help me with a few questions
> i have ubuntu 8.04 LTS desktop edition on a second pc both pcs are connected
> via LAN i would like to set it up so i can log onto the server via the lan
> and be able to be admin and install programs set it up using a desktop. is
> that possible
> then
> i dont know it ive missed it or what but is there any chance of getting a
> desktop on the server?
> i know these are very stupid questions but its totally foreign to me and
> would really appreciate it.
> thanks
> tristam r

1) Post with a subject that descrubes your issue. There could be 500
people here who could answer your question, but they do not know that
they can help with a subject like "HELP PLEASE" so they don't read
your mail.

2) Install SSH and a desktop (I prefer KDE). You can ssh into the
server with the -X flag and forward X.

If you need more help then post with a better subject and I'll see
what I can do.

Dotan Cohen


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