How to install GUI on Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) Server

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We have already discussed how to install ubuntu 12.10 LAMP server .If you are a new user and not familiar with command prompt you can install GUI for your ubuntu LAMP server using one of the 2 options

1) Install desktop Environment

2) Install Webmin

1) Install desktop Environment

First you nee to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list file once you have enable you need to use the following command to install GUI

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

The above command will install Unity desktop and if you want to start GUI run the following command from your terminal

startx

If you wan to install a graphical desktop manager without some of the desktop addons like Evolution and OpenOffice, but continue to use the server flavor kernel use the following command

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop

If you want to install light weight desktop install xfce using the following command

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

If you want to install KDE desktop use the following command

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

2) Install Webmin on Ubuntu 12.10 server

You can check here howto install Webmin on Ubuntu 12.10 server

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