Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have just installed Kubuntu 64bit linux(kubuntu-10.04-dvd-amd64.iso). When it is opened i couldn't pass to the visual screen. I installed startx packages but not i don't see the KDE desktop.

How can i install or call KDE desktop to use(and manage) linux machine?

share|improve this question
Are you getting any error messages in the log files specificly xorg? you may have a problem with graphics starting up and therefore it falls back to the command prompt – Alistair Prestidge Sep 20 '10 at 15:19
No, there is no error. I installed startx but i thought i will get kde desktop. There is just one terminal window and i can run programs with writing their executable file names. – uzay95 Sep 21 '10 at 6:21

What does your xorg log say? The default log file is /var/log/Xorg.n.log on most platforms, where n is the display number of the Xorg server.

share|improve this answer
Now i executed apt-get install kubuntu-desktop command. Now it is downloading kde desktop. – uzay95 Sep 21 '10 at 6:34
Ah, I'd assumed that you'd installed the standard desktop edition... Yes, that's an important package if you want a desktop! – gWaldo Sep 21 '10 at 12:44

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.