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Old 07-14-2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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Adding GUI in Fedora 7


Hi,

I'm using Fedora 7 Linux on my PC and I'm trying to install GUI on it. (GNOME Desktop)

I tried the following:

yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
yum groupinstall "X Window System"

But it displays the following message:

setting up Group Process
Warning: Group GNOME Desktop Environment does not exist.
Warning: Group X Window System does not exist.
No package in any requested group available to install or update

What should I do to rectify this and how can I get GUI on fedora 7? Are there any other ways to get GUI on Fedora 7?

If anyone has tried installing GUI in fedora 7 before or has some tips please do post here. It will be really helpful.

Cheers!!

K.Karthick Annamalai
 
Old 07-14-2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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Fedora 7 is pretty old....Fedora 9 is the latest version, and you should be able to install a GUI at build time. Have you considered upgrading?
 
Old 07-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
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yum install gnome-desktop

But I agree that it would be better to upgrade first. A base install is just so much more unlikely to give you issues than something that already has a GUI.

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Old 07-14-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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You can also see all the available groups using
Code:
yum grouplist
 
Old 07-14-2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your responses.

I Tried

yum install gnome -desktop and it installed the Gnome desktop environment.

But I'm not getting the GUI if I type gdm.. It says command not found. What should I do to get the GUI?

Cheers!!

K.Karthick annamalai
 
Old 07-15-2008, 12:48 AM   #6
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install Fedora 8 or 9
fedora 7 has reached/passed it's END OF LIFE
there will be no more updates ,the lvina and fedora repo's are still there but
No updates ever !!!
 
Old 07-15-2008, 02:18 AM   #7
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rpm -q to verify whether it has been installed. If not, yum install gdm. You can make gdm pop up automatically after booting by doing gdm start as root (if it doesn't do so out of the box).

Yes, Fc7 is officially unsupported but if it's what you need to keep, you can also check the dag repository. It has quite a few packages for legacy fedora.

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Old 07-15-2008, 02:20 AM   #8
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Hei.... please, don't shout... it's early in the morning here!
 
Old 07-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #9
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for your suggestions.. I finally got the GUI going in Fedora 7. But as per all your suggestions I have planned to install fedora 9.. It was a good experience though trying to get GUI to fedora 7..

Once again thanks everyone for the replies..

Cheers!!

K.Karthick Annamalai
 
Old 07-15-2008, 02:27 PM   #10
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you may want to check on the fedoraforum.org and see if your hardware will support fedora 9
my old ( 2001) dell with a nvidia GForce2 mx 4oo card is not supported
on fedora 9 do to the very,very new xorg
 
  


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