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How to install a graphical desktop on Fedora Server.

Discussion in 'Random' started by sbagmeijer, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. sbagmeijer

    sbagmeijer Machine

    I had some issues with getting a Graphical Desktop environment to work on a Fedora Server edition, in my case I needed it to test the Spotify rpms.

    I resolved it as following:
    Step 1: List all available groups to install.
    $ yum group list
    This command should show a big list of yum groups to install you can choose to install Cinnamon for example or something else, I simply choose to install the Fedora Workstation group.

    Step 2: Install the Workstation group.
    $ yum groupinstall "Fedora Workstation" --skip-broken
    of-course if you want Cinnamon just change "Fedora Workstation" to "Cinnamon Desktop".

    Step 3: Change systemd to start graphical mode.
    $ systemctl set-default graphical.target
    And then reboot your server and it should work! Just remember that you are using a Fedora version optimized for being a server so expect some problems.

    Last edited: May 10, 2015

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