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Old 06-18-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Enable GUI Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 server

How can I enable GUI in Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 server. I am a beginer.
Old 06-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #2
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Assuming you have all the correct packages installed, you edit /etc/inittab to resemble the line below:

This sets the runlevel of the machine to 5.

If you do not have the correct packages installed, then do a:

yum groupinstall general-desktop
Old 06-19-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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i am guessing 6.0 and not the current 6.3

first did you buy the required server license
it IS required and NOT cheep
the Standard 1 year is $ 799 PER year every year

now there is a "desktop " install license
but NOT for use as a server ,that one is $299 / year

so for RHEL6
buy the license
the VERY first stop for a question SHOULD be the red hat knowledge base - search
( loging in to red hat is REQUIRED - as in a paid for license.)

---- if you ARE NOT going to buy the required license , do NOT use RHEL !!!---
instead install one of the free rebuilds
CentOS 6.2
ScientificLinux 6.2
and install the desktop at time of install

----------- if you DO have a paid for rhn license -------
then on a server you normally DO NOT install a gui- it is a very big security risk

pop in the install dvd and choose "upgrade an existing install"
add gnome desktop to the install


su -
yum update 
yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop
that will install gnome
BUT you must have a paid for license to do that
see the install instructions

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