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  1. #1

    Install and start Ubuntu GUI on VPS


    I'm trying to access the GUI on Ubuntu 12.04 and can't seem to get it going.

    Here's what I've done:

    I've purchased a VPS and Installed Ubuntu.

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    The last VPS I had all I had to do after this art is type: startx, and the GUI would load.

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong on this one. I need some help getting the GUI loaded. I'm really not that great with the commands and things and a GUI is what I really need. T

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    This is the text I'm getting after entering "startx" to view the GUI:

    root:Machine3:/# startx

    X.Org X Server 1.11.3
    Release Date: 2011-12-16
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.42-26-generic i686 Ubuntu
    Current Operating System: Linux Machine3 2.6.32-042stab059.7 #1 SMP Tue Jul 24 19:12:01 M
    SK 2012 i686
    Kernel command line: quiet
    Build Date: 29 August 2012 12:10:05AM
    xorg-server 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.8
    Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
    Before reporting problems, check WEBSITE
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Oct 31 09:30:22 2012
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"

    Fatal server error:
    xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT: Invalid argument

    for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

    ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
    xinit: giving up
    xinit: unable to connect to X server: No such file or directory
    xinit: server error

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