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Old 11-14-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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RHEL V6 Server GUI Interface


Hello all, I am a newbie and just installed my first version of RHEL Server V6 on a Power pc with plenty of memory and cpu. It's the x64 version of LINUX. My question is there a option to install a GUI interface. I'm so use to working on a Windows server platform until I can convert (learn) to use command line again? Thanks!
 
Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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it should have been installed by default, but if not try
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yum groupinstall 'GNOME Desktop'
you can then load it by running "startx" or setting your default runlevel to 5 in /etc/inittab, which will make it start on every boot.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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I installed the RHEL V6 Enterprise for servers. When I tried the yum groupinstall 'GNOME Desktop' command. The server response came back with system not registered with RHN, support will be disabled warning group GNOME Desktop does not exist. Setting up Group Process, WRNING: Group GNOME Desktop does not exist,No packages in any requested group available to install or update.

Note: I did not register my product version yet because I just wanted to complete the installation and get the Desktop up. I have the full installation disks (Red Box) with the RHEL Enterprise LINUX V6 for servers on the 32 bit and 64 bit disk, plus the add-ons and Source disks. Is there some thing missing from my installation disk??

Thanks!
 
Old 11-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Red Box? Isn't that an american movie rental service?

It's generally the case that you shouldn't be running Redhat in the first place if you've not paid for it. You would do well to migrate the install to CentOS and get all the updates for free from them. There are good (and VERY simple) migration guides if you look on centos.org. You want CentOS.
 
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...Note: I did not register my product version yet because I just wanted to complete the installation...
desktop environment on a server-class OS?
What is the default Desktop Environment for RHEL v6 Server? I couldn't find that spec via the usual google.fu.

Desktop may be optional, and if that's true, then you have "completed the installation". So I'd register with
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sudo rhn_register
It's the right thing to do.

Good luck.
 
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desktop environment on a server-class OS?
What is the default Desktop Environment for RHEL v6 Server? I couldn't find that spec via the usual google.fu.

Desktop may be optional, and if that's true, then you have "completed the installation". So I'd register with
Code:
sudo rhn_register
It's the right thing to do.

Good luck.
Well Redhat do officially market it as a business desktop OS too. Not sure how many people would ever consider it in that role, but it is supposedly capable in that sort of environment.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forums Harmonie!

While it is true that Red Hat is a paid-subscription product, it is ALSO true that Red Hat is available as a free 30 day trial (and the documentation is free too) so you are not to be blamed for wanting to give it a try. And trust me, the desktop version is killer (well, actually, I use CentOS--basically the same thing); very fast and stable, with older well-tested software!

The Red Hat Installation Guide explains how to install a GUI graphical desktop environment; see in particular Chapter 9.18. Package Group Selection

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...ction-x86.html

Also note their comment that:

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The Package Installation Defaults screen appears and details the default package set for your Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation. This screen varies depending on the version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux you are installing.
Therefore if you have not specifically asked them for a Desktop 30 day trial, you should do so at this time (or use CentOS and bypass the issue entirely).

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Well Redhat do officially market it as a business desktop OS too. Not sure how many people would ever consider it in that role, but it is supposedly capable in that sort of environment.
Chris:
"business desktop" seems like a shotgun approach to marketing. But It's RH, go figure!
SLED is in the same boat.

Systems these days can be any darned thing they need to be. Parts is parts. But the lines are starting to blur.

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