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Install Gnome on Ubuntu 11.10 server

To install Gnome on your Ubuntu 11.10 server you should have defined the following repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu oneiric main restricted universe multiverse
#deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu oneiric main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu oneiric-updates main restricted universe multiverse
#deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu oneiric-updates main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu oneiric-security main restricted universe multiverse
#deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu oneiric-security main restricted universe multiverse

If you have them in your sources file, install gnome shell with the command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
sudo apt-get install gdm

To start the Gnome shell use:

sudo gdm
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Categories: Linux, Ubuntu
  1. Tushar Kumar
    November 27, 2011 at 06:19

    Good post

  2. Jay Imerman
    April 4, 2012 at 21:26

    Thanks! Of all the posts on this topic, this one worked. The others were missing editing the apt sources list.

  3. Jay Imerman
    April 5, 2012 at 06:04

    OK, perhaps I spoke too soon? I now have Gnome desktop, but it is very limited. There is no Terminal menu item, I can’t see how to get to a Terminal window. I don’t know how to exit Gnome, and it is running in a VM in VirtualBox, so I can’t do CTRL-ALT-F1 because it goes to the host machine terminal, not the VM guest.

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