23. December 2012 · Comments Off on Enable CentOS GNOME Desktop · Categories: Linux · Tags: , , ,

The CentOS servers that I am using is run on CLI (Command-Line Interface) mode. But in some cases, I need to have a desktop to install some applications with GUI (Graphic User Interface) mode. I will use GNOME, the most popular user-friendly desktop for any UNIX based system.

1. Using yum, we will need to install X Windows System  as the based for GUI and rich input device capability:

$ yum groupinstall -y 'X Window System'

2. Then then we can install GNOME desktop environment on top of it:

$ yum groupinstall -y 'Desktop'

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