Ubuntu – How to install GUI desktop on a server


After installing Ubuntu server how do I install the desktop environment?

Best Answer

  • Depending on which desktop you wish to install, you install the the meta-package that installs all the necessary packages. You can use apt-get or aptitude to do this.

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    installs the Unity desktop

    sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop

    would install the KDE desktop

    Other desktop meta-packages are xubuntu-desktop, ubuntu-gnome-desktop, lubuntu-desktop, and edubuntu-desktop .

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