Installing a desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 server

Ubuntu 18.04 Server does not come with a desktop by default, but any of the normally available desktops can be installed with the tasksel util.

sudo apt-get install tasksel

List available desktop installations (and other installs/collection of packages):

tasksel --list-tasks

Select required desktop from displayed list and install, e.g.:

sudo tasksel install lubuntu-desktop

Wait for install to complete, reboot, done.

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