Ubuntu – No GUI on ubuntu 12.04 Server after install ubuntu-desktop


I just got a dedicated server from hosting company and I want to use a GUI Desktop (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 + x2go 64-bit system). So I did the following:

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

I then install VNC: sudo apt-get install tightvncserver and run VNC. But I only see the terminal, not the GUI.

Best Answer

It's possible that you don't have an X server running yet; try running startx and see if that works.