Kickstart works, but Gnome desktop no longer starts up at boot?

Chris MacDonald chris at
Tue Nov 9 00:01:50 GMT 2010

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Chris MacDonald <chris at> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Masao Kitamura <masaok at> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> So, I've gotten Ubuntu to auto-install using the alternate desktop
>> 10.10 ISO CD with a Kickstart config file, however, it does not boot
>> into the normal Gnome desktop that you would usually get with the
>> normal desktop ISO.
>> My Kickstart file includes the X config here:
>> #X Window System configuration information
>> xconfig --depth=24 --resolution=1280x1024 --defaultdesktop=GNOME --startxonboot
>> But, the machine still boots into the normal command prompt login screen.
>> Also, after installing the gdm package (used in the normal desktop
>> ISO), I get a very generic looking Gnome desktop, not the cleaner,
>> nicer-looking Ubuntu desktop.
>> Does anyone know how to get the nicer-looking default Ubuntu Gnome
>> desktop, but still using the alternate desktop ISO?
>> Thanks,
>> Masao
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> I think the package you're looking for is 'ubuntu-desktop'. It's a
> meta-package that references the full Ubuntu desktop installation
> (along with the themed gdm you're missing).
> Chris

Oops... can't read. I'm not sure if everything for ubuntu-desktop is
on the alternate install disc.


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