Gnome for servers

Rashkae ubuntu at
Sat Jan 24 17:03:35 UTC 2009

Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> Pete Clapham <peteclapham at>  said:
>> OK, I forgot -- how do I load the GUI desktop onto a server? 
> <sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop>
> <sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop>
> <sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop>
> depending upon which you want.
> Oh, use <gksu> instead of <sudo>, I've been living in the past.
> Cybe R. Wizard

gksu is needed (err, or should I say, very strongly recommended, I never
use it) to launch GUI applications with root privileges.  As far as I
recall, apt-get is still a console app and will function just fine with

More importantly, gksu, being a gnome gui app, might present a chicken
and egg problem in this case.

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