No gui after installation

I have installed and got a command prompt on startup, logged in and still only command promt.
How do I get a gui?


In order to use GUI you have to login using a web browser at this adress :
The password is the one definied during installation.


Yes using xdg-open(then the url) I suppose it will open the gui BUT you have to install xdg-utils to use xdg-open AND my installation (at the command prompt) will NOT install xdg-utils.

Hello !

Yunohost is not meant to be used as a desktop OS. The idea is to install it on a “dedicated” machine connected to the network and to access the GUI with the address that @ppr mentioned.

I have it installed as the only content on a pc. Does that qualify as a “dedicated machine”?

Sure, it’s fine. By “dedicated”, I just meant it is not recommended to install a software or any services unmanaged by Yunohost. I thought you were trying to install a graphical environment on the same machine Yunohost is deployed. Then, I don’t really get what you said about xdg-utils not being installed.

The ONLY place I have yuno is on that machine. I can’t do anything with it .I’m try to get a gui on it. Or can I pull up a gui on the web. Obviously I’m not informed at all on using yuno.

When I input in a browser I timeout

There is no DNS record for your domain name :

$ dig

; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.9-Ubuntu <<>>
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 56739
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 65494
; IN A

;; Query time: 0 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Oct 29 16:05:30 CET 2019
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 44

I suppose the installation failed somewhere…

Will reinstall thank you.

Note that you can also try to access it with the local IP of the machine …


Or possibly using the yunohost.local domain … (not sure about that one)


Anyway I would advise to not reinstall just for the issue you are encountering right now, you may re-encounter it if you reinstall, let’s just dig into it together instead of going for the supposedly “magic reinstallation fix”

OK reinstalled (expert graphic) and VOILA! got the debian Mate desktop showing at startup. WHEW!
But going to timed out. SHEESH and gave me " yunohost.local ’s server IP address could not be found.**"
Please help

I reinstalled because the original installation was on an old pc in ignored storage. I feared its specs where not up to the task.I have a recently used Dell optiplex 780 which was always very reliable with more recent specs so I used it.

So, can you check that you configured port-forwarding on your internet box. c.f.

(Also 96.18.x.y is not your local IP, it’s the global IP, a local IP typically starts by 192.168 or 10.0)

More info on finding your local IP in “Finding your local IP” here :

Again, this is not the expected scenario. Traditionnaly it’s expected that server have no graphical desktop environment (apart from web interfaces, but that’s not a desktop environment), nor is it expected to have a screen or keyboard plugged in. It’s okay if you find it really useful to have this or have specific need, but otherwise it’s really a waste of ressource…

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