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Old 03-30-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
Deepak Arath
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Smile I Need Graphical desktop in fedora 15

I am new to the world of Linux.... I just installed fedora 15 with minimal packages (192 packages only). Now working in console mode only. I need to install Gnome in my PC. What are the packages to be installed to get gnome in ma pc. Also i need to document this information for future use. Yum server is configured in ma local machine. i copied the packages from ma DVD and created a repository in ma hard drive itself. Its working fine. Thanks for any help in advance.

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:56 AM   #2
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#yum groupinstall GNOME Desktop Environment
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:22 AM   #3
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pop in the install dvd ( the 4 gig dvd ISO )
and use the "upgrade" option to install Gnome
the above groupinstall
however you will need some quotes in that command

su -
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
double check the name with the output of
yum grouplist
PS. Gnome should have automatically installed unless this computer has too low of ram ( 1 gig min )

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Old 03-30-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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Thanks John and rkski.... That worked.....
Old 03-30-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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As gnome3 could be disturbing, XFCE worth the try, for my experience LXDE is not really usable in FEDORA 16 on my laptop


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