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Ubuntu has been installed in VMWare using easy install (or something sounding like this). Therefore the OS starts now in text mode and to access GUI I have to type startx.

How to enable the GUI with graphical login screen?

/etc/default/grub file has following values inside:


so it corresponds to recommendations how to turn graphical login on.

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The Grub configuration is only to do with actually booting the system. Once the kernel is loaded, that takes over.

The answer here suggests trying sudo apt-get -f install gdm in case the installation has dependency problems or checking /etc/init/gdm.conf for start up rules.

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