Starter question: Ubuntu and GNOME, using Digital Ocean Web Page console access
Hey there. So I am starting out on this new world of droplets and VMs, and I was trying to find a way (in a previous question which was expertly answered) to get a GUI on the VM. I experimented with VNC but the directions I used led to many errors. Then, I decided to start over, recreated a droplet, ran sudo apt-get install gnome-core, and then after that when I went to use the Console Access button on the Control Panel, I got the window in HTML and it showed the Gnome sign-in screen. I was overjoyed! It looks like I could sign in and use the GUI right from the web page, without any further issue. However, whenever I try to sign in, it just hangs with a spinning icon. Forever. Or at least, for thirty minutes until I quit. I've rebooted a couple times, tried again. Same result. Is it not possible to do that I'm wanting to do? install Gnome (or any UI ifor that matter) and then be able to use it from the Control Panel Console Access web page? Thanks for any insight.