How to install GNOME GUI (Graphical User Interface) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server was released on 23 April, 2020. As we all know, Ubuntu Server 20.04 installed without GUI. Normally in production system, no one install  GUI (Graphical User Interface) as the Desktop Environment takes up  more system resources. Still you want to enable or install Graphical User Interface (GUI)This post shows you how to install GNOME Desktop on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS from the CLI. 

Install GNOME Desktop On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server

There are two ways to install GNOME Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
1. tasksel command
2. apt command 

Running Instance of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server
Sudo or root privileges
Internet access to download package.

How To install GNOME in Ubuntu Linux

Step 1. Update your system with the following commands. Press “Y” to proceed most recent software update available.
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Display Manager
A display manager presents the user with a login screen. Your login session and user authorization tasks performed by display manager. There three type of Display Manager such as gdm3, kdm, lightdm

gdm3 –  This is the successor of old gdm and provides the look and feel of as GNOME3 session.
Let’s install gdm3 display manager with below command.
$ sudo apt install gdm3
$ sudo systemctl start gdm3.service
$ sudo systemctl status gdm3.service

Install tasksel manager utility

Step 3. Install tasksel manager utility
Install tasksel as follows
$ sudo apt install tasksel

How to run tasksel

Step 4. Run tasksel as below
$ sudo tasksel
Select the “Ubuntu Desktop” as shown below and press “Ok” button.
Step 5. Run below APT command to install the Ubuntu desktop system (GNOME3).
$ sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop
System will installed the required software and reboot, giving you a graphical login screen (GNOME Desktop) as shown below.
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