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    I have a problem with working in Linux Server


    Hi guys,
    I have installed Linux Server Ubuntu,
    and now I would like to work on it,
    As I have found out it has no graphical interface,
    and I have installed LAMP and would to check if it works or not, later php, mysql and so on, but as I do not have any graphical interface how can I check it??
    I am really new in Linux server and Linux generally,
    Thanks forward.

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    some basic stuff
    - search for sshing into the server use putty or something on the internet some basic tutorial
    - learn basic linux shell commands
    - then learn basic ubuntu server management stuff

    google should help on these stuff search for basic tutorials

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    Quote Originally Posted by amry View Post
    Hi guys,
    I have installed Linux Server Ubuntu,
    and now I would like to work on it,
    As I have found out it has no graphical interface,
    and I have installed LAMP and would to check if it works or not, later php, mysql and so on, but as I do not have any graphical interface how can I check it??
    I am really new in Linux server and Linux generally,
    Thanks forward.
    You can install a GUI desktop. sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop
    It may be desktop-gnome can't remember for sure, or you could install KDE instead of Gnome. If your new this may help working with your ne server.

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    Could try Lynx text only browser too

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    Server distros seldom install any GUI and most support persons simply use secure shell (ssh) unless they are coming in from a windows machine they they have to use an xserver on windows to use ssh or the program PUTTY (free for downloading). There is nothing from preventing a person to install the GUI. It does not have to be running (but installed along with the GUI apps) to come from a Linux/Unix (or a windows box running an Xserver) to have a GUI program run with the display being sent to your machine.

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    Then why don't you just install a graphical desktop on it?

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    I know that some people say, that there's not supposed to be a graphical desktop on a server, but it is your own choise, isn't it?
    I have one on my own server (for personal use only).
    Else you have to log on from another computer using SSH.

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    You may have to install openssh-server in order to ssh from another computer, if that isn't automatically installed with the server installation.

    apt-get install openssh-server

    another useful program I've found useful is apt-show-versions so you can easily see what package versions you have installed. And 'less' is your friend if you run a program that scrolls out a lot of text:

    apt-show-versions | less

    for example.

    You can do all your system configuration from the shell at the server, or ssh in and do the same (once you CAN ssh in).

    Enjoy!

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