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Can't Launch GUI from Command Line
I'm have much computer experience but am new to Ubuntu.
I typed in sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and it tells me it's already installed. Good. So it should work. I type sudo/etc/init.d/gdm start and the screen goes blank for 8 seconds three times in a row and then back to the command line. I have also tried gdm start without the path before and it says GDM already running. Aborting!
I have 8.10 and it's a valid disk (no errors).
Can someone help please?