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How do you run Ubuntu Server with a GUI?
Posted by Thang Le Toan on 31 October 2015 10:12 AM
Trying to run a Ubuntu server for the first time... But everything is in a terminal. Is there a way to switch to a GUI? Also, the server doesn't have direct access to the internet... So, is there a way to share it from a laptop?
Then run these commands to install a desktop environment:
You should get a graphical login prompt at that point (I'm not completely sure; if you don't get one, reboot).
If you want to administer locally
You can install the default Ubuntu desktop by executing the following:
There are many desktop alternatives which you may install and use, like:
If you are looking for some GUI similar to Windows Server, then such GUI does not exist for Linux Server. But you can download a Ubuntu desktop on a server to get the UI...All server related activities will still be required to be done through the terminal. You can download the desktop GUI on the server through the following command...
Following are the options