Ubuntu Server FAQ

Steps to Build Stripped Down Linux System on Ubuntu Server as the Base

Install Graphical Users interface

sudo apt-get install xorg

sudo apt-get install openbox (this desktop, user right mouse click to open terminal or browser)


(Now install a browser, system monitor, text editor and any other applications needed)

GET AUDIO in GUI after Installed

To install Alsa sound (alsa-base, alsa-utils, alsa-tools, libasound2)

sudo apt-get install alsa alsa-tools

Add yourself to the group audio, "owner being your profile name"

sudo adduser owner audio


sudo init 6

To adjust volume control, since it on 0% volume by default

sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer

To open audio mixer



Open nautilus without changing OpenBox interface

nautilus -no-desktop


How to install gnome-disk-utility

sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility

How to open gnome-disk-utility



How to install gnome-system-monitor

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-monitor

How to open Network Manager


How to open Sound Settings

gnome-control-center sound