jaunty aspire one install no GUI

Tony Baldwin photodharma at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 15:02:58 UTC 2009

Haneef Bashir wrote:
> t
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Tony Baldwin<photodharma at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Fred Roller wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 16:50 +0300, 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.
>>> As an alternate option to the other great ideas try eeeubuntu:
>>> http://www.eeebuntu.org/
>>> I tried net remix and eeeubuntu on my aspireone of the two I prefer
>>> eeeubuntu.  Faster, cleaner, minimal.  It uses the gnome interface, has
>>> recognized wireless easily.  It comes with VERY little software pre
>>> installed but you have Add/Remove plus aptitude at your disposal.
>> I have an everex cloudbook that came with an oem configured install of
>> hardy herron on it.
>> I removed gnome and installed ion3, but otherwise it's just hardy with
>> some manufacturer imposed tweaks, or something.
>> Works pretty well.
>> I dig it.
> i  tried ion3 and couldnt really get the hang of it. i find this case
> really puzzling, i would think during the setup a desktop environment
> would have been installed by default so im thinking if there is a
> deeper issue here. im going to reinstall, if that desnt work ill try
> eebuntu.

Why reinstall?
Did you try startx from the command line, or aptitude install gdm?
I would
aptitude install gdm

that should bring you a graphical login from which you can enter fluxbox.

The alt install, iirc, should only give you the text interface.
You have to install the gui stuff from there.
If you want a full desktop, you have to use the usual livecd install media.


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