How to Install GUI on Debian


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How to Install GUI on Debian




Debian offers a variety of graphical environments, including full-featured desktop environments, lighter environments, and powerful window managers. In terms of look, functionality, and usability, the Debian desktop environment provides a coherent suite of applications. GNOME is the default desktop environment in Debian, but other environments are available too, such as KDE Plasma, XFCE, LXDE, and MATE. We’ll now install the desktop for your Debian system.






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First we are going to update our system by running the following command:


# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y





Next, install the desktop environment:



# sudo apt -y install task-gnome-desktop




If you have successfully installed the desktop environment, run the following command to set a graphical login.



# sudo systemctl set-default




We will now commend a line in the file gdm-password. Run the following command to open it and comment(add # infront of the line) the line.


# sudo nano /etc/pam.d/gdm-password


Debian GUI installation

We are ready to use the GUI now. Do a system reboot to finish the process:

# sudo reboot

Debian GUI installation
Debian GUI installation
Debian GUI installation

Your Debian instance is configured with GNOME desktop, which has successfully installed, Explore it. It is our hope that you have enjoyed this article.

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