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Old 12-28-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
admad1
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Load Gnome to Centos 5 Server install


Hi Guys. I'm running Centos 5 server as virtual machine on my VMWare installation. As I haven't received the book I've ordered on managing Centos 5 server yet I thought I would install Gnome desktop to view the system. I've installed it but haven't the faintest idea how to load it.

A long time ago I use to load windows from a DOS prompt by typing win. I tired gnome and enter to no avail. Can someone be kind enough to advise me how to load Gnome desktop from the command prompt.

Many Thanks
Andy
 
Old 12-28-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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You should review the yum guide available on the CentOS and use groupinstall;

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/yum/

yum grouplist

yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

startx
 
Old 12-28-2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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Once you have it installed, run startx to start the X server, which should load GNOME.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys I have it loaded but it dont seem to do much it's not gui that seems to have much going for it. There no task bar etc.

Am I missing somthing/

Andy
 
Old 12-28-2007, 05:26 PM   #5
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Nope not really, this is the gnome not Windows. Now it is time to explore and learn.
 
  


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