Ubuntu School – GUI (xubuntu-desktop) for Ubuntu Server

Whether it's because you're not fully versed in the power of the command line, or you just want to use a tool that will speed things along like gparted, the command-line isn't always the best tool for the job. Sometimes you just need a GUI, even if it's just for a few minutes. I'm going to walk through how to do the installation on Ubuntu 11.10 with the assumption that you only want the GUI occasionally, and don't want it consuming server resources all the time. The first step is to get the GUI tools installed. ``` sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop ``` That was the simple part. At this point you now have the GUI installed, but it will start the GUI every time…
Read More