jaunty aspire one install no GUI

Tony Baldwin photodharma at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 13:59:20 UTC 2009

Haneef Bashir wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Tony Baldwin<photodharma at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Haneef Bashir wrote:
>>> i just installed jaunty on my aspire one using the ulternative install
>>> after the install was was done i rebooted and there is no gui just
>>> text. what do i need to do to get a graphic interface?
>> sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop #if you want gnome
>> sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop # if you want KDE
>> sudo aptitude install xubuntu-desktop # for xfce
>> sudo aptitude install lxde openbox # if you want lxde openbox
>> sudo aptitude install ion3 # if you want the best wm
>> (okay, ion3 is my fave & default anyway)
>> sudo aptitude install icewm # for icewm
>> sudo aptitude install jwm  # for joe's wm
>> sudo aptitude install dwm dwm-tools  # for dwm
>> sudo aptitude install xmonad  # for xmonad
>> sudo aptitude install fluxbox
>> etc., etc.
>> You have many options.
>> If you're totally new, ubuntu-desktop would be the default gnome
>> desktop, and recommended, probably, or the kubuntu-desktop.
>> Those will easiest for the newest of n00bs.
> i decided to install fluxbox desktop then after the installation i
> restarted my computer and im still not getting a GUI. it goes straight
> into text mode. what am i missing.

you can probably start fluxbox with

or you might have to do

Then again...do you have Xorg installed?
I think, if you didn't, aptitude would have pulled that in with 

You might want to install any of the following, as well.
I should have thought of that.  sorry.
These will give you a graphical login screen for logging into X and fluxbox.

Here I have gdm and ion3.
Fluxbox is prett co0l, though.
I like how easy it is to make your own keybindings by editing 
I used it for about a year after ditching kde, then switched to openbox 
for about 6 months, and have recently made the move to ion3.
I just keep getting lighter/less gui-er, tired of bloat and spinning 


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