Ubuntu GUI in developer version

When I start bench in developer VM I can only see terminal command screen any idea of how to display Ubuntu GUI so I can browse VM installation and display Ubuntu menu

Did you download the virtual image of Erpnext?

You can manually create a virtual machine using Ubuntu Desktop and follow the Easy Inistall step in https://github.com/frappe/bench

you can check more


You can access by open browser: http://localhost:8080 or http://localhost:8000 ( or you can check which port your VM to use)

I downloaded it but when I opened it I can’t see the Ubuntu start menu just bench terminal

You can do this …

You can install the default Ubuntu desktop by executing the following:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

There are many desktop alternatives which you may install and use, like:

Gnome 3 installation:
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

KDE see Kubuntu installation:
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

XFCE installation:
sudo apt-get install xfce4

LXDE installation:
sudo apt-get install lxde

Openbox installation:
sudo apt-get install openbox

Gnome Classic (old) a Gnome 3 desktop that looks like Gnome 2 installation:
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Ubuntu Gnome (Official flavor) installation:
sudo apt install ubuntu-gnome-desktop


There really shouldn’t be a need to have Gnome or another windows manager on your ERPNext server. Keep it dedicated to just the server and learn the basic commands as explained in the bench documentation, it’s straight forward and having a window manager won’t help you at all.

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You just go to your host mashine ,
NOT the VM,
and open a web browser (firefox )
Then in the browser you can reach ERPNext

Hope this helps