LAMP Installation On Ubuntu 6.06 For Linux Noobs - Startx problems
[Please be advised that I am a Linux noob :) ]
I downloaded the ubuntu server disc 6.06.1 (i386)
I chose "Install LAMP Server", configured networkmanually etc etc
and all this went smooth. After arriving at the prompt I entered:
apt get install ubuntu-desktop
at the end I got two timeouts on files:
and a suggestion to either run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing.
I tried apt-get update since i ddin't know where to apply --fix-missing
(should that be on apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ?)
I didn't get to reboot system as it says in the howto so I did it anyway (reboot). When I run "startx" is says "unkown command" :-(
Would like some instruction as to how to get x running, or to get some
choice to choose kde/gnome/prompt as I had in my old Mandrake.
Best regards, Genin
What I've read in the Ubuntu Forum is that it's better to use aptitude for installing (alternate) desktops...
So try the following:
apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop
aptitutde install ubuntu-desktop
Hi again !
Unfortunatly it didn't work....
First it couldn't be uninstalled because it wasn't installed (it said).
Then I tried upgrade and aptitude for installing ubuntu-desktop
It started good but at the end I first got some timeouts on some
files and then it said that waiting for "hdc to accept command"
for a few times and then some text of files flashed by and then
I was at prompt again with "-startx no such command" :( :( :(
Should it be so difficult to install a desktop on Ubuntu server???
Greatful for any additional help since I dont wanna crawl back to
W***ws Server 2003 etc etc.....
no clue... hmmm, try
Why do you want to install desktop on a server anyway?
like I had used it wrong.
I want a graphical environment because I find it smoother than
punching in long commandstrings. Also I want to run Azureus and
Valknut on the server and they need a graphical environment.
I am still amazed that it is so difficult to obtain something so basic
in Linux still...
Anyway as before I am greatful for any help that I can get :D
well, if you want to operate a desktop I rather recommend you installing the Desktop version and then add apache and stuff...
Well, if apt-get --fix-missing scrolls the options for the command then you also have in the first a line a syntax on how to use it. :)
By running "apt-get install kubuntu-desktop" I am now sitting at the server
in a nice KDE environment ;)
So that little k infrontof ubuntu-desktop made it better.
Now for another wonderful desktop question:
When I start X and KDE "kicks in" it is set to 1280x1024 60Hz.
I would like that to be 1024x768 85Hz and I suppose there must
be some little config file somewhere that controls this.
But where can I find it and what is the name of it?
(This is prior to logging on because then it uses my desktop settings
which is 1024x768 85Hz.)
Thanks In Advance - Genin (Your typical average annoying LinuxNoob:) )
I couldn't find any entry that forced the default login screen to 1280x1024.
I found "DefaultDepth 24" which is colordepth but no line for "Default Mode".
I found a line listing modes like : Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600".....etc
But I dont know if I could delete the "1280x1024" part or make a new
entry under "DefaultDepth 24" saying 'Default mode 1024x768' ?
Best Regards, Genin
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