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. Code: $ 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. Code: $ 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. Code: $ 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.