How to install a Full Desktop (GUI) on Ubuntu Server

August 25, 2019

So installieren Sie ein vollständiger Desktop (GUI) auf Ubuntu Server Login Tasksel ausführen
sudo tasksel Wählen Sie Ihren gewünschten Desktop-Umgebung KDE – kubunto; LXDE – Lubunto; UNITY – Ubunto; GNOME – Ubuntu GNOME; MATE- Ubuntu MATE; XFCE – Xubunto Für dieses Video werde ich das GNOME Desktop zu installieren. Tasksel beenden und neu starten

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  • Reply Ranukeh Shiga October 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    wow never knew about tasksel, very useful!

  • Reply sam goodwin January 25, 2017 at 12:50 am

    I have been fighting hours to figure out and following idiots down rabbit holes to find this. Thank you Marcelo!!!

  • Reply EraNow February 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    How do I select and put a star there?

  • Reply FrankyMcD April 28, 2017 at 1:06 am

    wich program are you using to get access ? If i use putty i cant see anything except the terminal

  • Reply Asep Suhup May 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

    If it is installed, how to remove it again???

  • Reply Sam Liu June 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    My Ubuntu server package 16.04.2 LTS doesn't have GNOME or Desktop GUI to select. Is GUI available only in Desktop

  • Reply Deadpool July 1, 2017 at 2:50 am

    This doesn't work for me, I have installed it but it just refuses to boot in the the GUI =//

  • Reply a989857 July 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Hello,i have a problem with [sudo] password for marcelo. I use "enter" button directly.
    But it said my password is wrong. how could i fix it? please tell me

  • Reply Joe Balingit August 11, 2017 at 5:56 am

    thanks for this!very useful!…

  • Reply plezx29 August 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    The localhost won't or hasn't started by the looks of things, how do you get it started or see the status?

  • Reply Mystl2 September 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    great job, the other GUI's were not stable at all, this one, booted to it 4 times and it's stable! Thanks again for your posting!!!

  • Reply wipeoutguy September 15, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS selected Ubuntu Gnome …. tasksel: apt-get failed (100)

  • Reply Naven Peterson October 30, 2017 at 12:35 am

    how do i select "ok"? when i select the gui i want, i dont know how to highlight "ok".

  • Reply HRK November 9, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Which is lighter in operation than usual Ubuntu and Ubuntu-desktop installed on Ubuntuserver?

  • Reply Shakik Rafi November 16, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks for your tutorial it's very helpful.

  • Reply Patrick Calderaz November 29, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Thank you very much for this. I was about to install Ubuntu Server for the 1st time (To run an app called Snipe IT) and having the desktop GUI would be helpful for me after the fact.

  • Reply ClementlaPizza December 3, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    bonjour, merci pour ce tuto Riba Linux depuis le temps que je le cherche j'en suis très content 😀

    Mais quel bureau virtuel est le mieux ?

  • Reply Học làm vé máy bay cho người bất đầu December 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I can't login user and password? how can i do

  • Reply Quad Polar December 23, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Which Ubuntu Server version is this, and could you provide the link? Having a hard time getting a GUI on server for my IBM System x3650 7979AC1 rack mount server. I really want to use the server edition but I know little to nothing about commands. I like desktop 64bit but its having issues with placing the Ubuntu Logo in the lower right side of my display instead of the center, and it wont go past that screen. Any help would be much appreciated!

  • Reply Erick Servin January 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    you can also just do 
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

  • Reply Darrel Riley February 1, 2018 at 12:27 am

    The tasksel command does work, yet I am still having an issue installing a desktop GUI for my server. When I select Vanilla Gnome, Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu, the system seems to crash meaning my cursor moves to the next line under the pretty purple window with the list of selections to make. It goes into black space and does nothing. This is BS because I installed server 17.10 last month and had no problem. There was even a GUI desktop. Then something got messed up and the sudo command quit working. This was just before Ubuntu told everyone not to install 17.10 because of known issues with some computers BIOS. Have been trying to install 16.04.3 and am having the same issue. Where else can I get help?

  • Reply baltimore email sent February 13, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Hey, thanks for the to the point vid post. I just ran command line and did what you instructed. It worked right away. I just had to scroll down to find my MATE-desktp-core install. Very responsive on virtual box hosted on Mac OS.. 👊🏽

  • Reply Bon voyeger April 9, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Good tutorial, thanx dear

  • Reply Boba Fett April 9, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    That simple lmao I am laughing at myself rightnow for not knowing this thanks dude lets see if it works in 14 days

  • Reply Bkz81 June 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    What happens if your resolution is stuck on 800×600 on a vps??

  • Reply Michael Nicloas June 24, 2018 at 11:22 am

    hey 🙂 i have installed gnome (when i run tasksel i see * next to it ) but the gui does not automatically start when i boot the server . how can i fix this? any help would be appreciated

  • Reply Igor Cortés August 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm


    I’m trying to install kubuntu-desktop on my ubuntu server 18.04.1 LTS and is impossible for me.

    I installed tasksel and it doesnt appear kubuntu-desktop when I try to install it.

    Can you help me?


  • Reply Riba Linux August 13, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    How to install a Full Desktop (GUI) on Ubuntu Server [v.13.08.2018]
    Update of the tutorial to reflect the changes on ubuntu server 18.04.1.

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  • Reply 初音ミクHatsune Miku - Omni Chousin September 28, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    ubuntu removed that program from the os in 18.04

  • Reply Feat Out January 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Okay, got it. But this tutorial will work only for local server which you have handy in physical.
    So, how do we setup GUI on a remote server or VPS ?
    Here is the easy guide:

  • Reply Gr8 B8 M8 March 29, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Thank god for tasksel, completely forgot about it.

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