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[CentOS] Installing a gnome-desktop on CENTOS-6.3 following minimal system install.


James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca Fri Oct 5 13:14:36 EDT 2012 Previous message: [CentOS] PHP version dilemma Next message: [CentOS] Installing a gnome-desktop on CENTOS-6.3 following minimal system install. Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ]
On Fri, October 5, 2012 10:43, Phil Dobbin wrote: > m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: > >> Nux! wrote: >>> On 05.10.2012 14:31, Nux! wrote: >>>> On 05.10.2012 14:05, James B. Byrne wrote: >>>> >>>>> So what is it that I am missing? What other step is required to >>>>> get >>>>> my 'normal' gnome desktop with the utilities ans such displayed >>>>> in >>>>> the title bar? >>>> Try: >>>> yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "General Purpose >>>> Desktop" >>>> >>>> Btw, you can't really have "minimal" AND "gnome" ... :-) >> <snip> >> Yeah... they keep changing the group names, for no good reason >> AFAIK. For >> example, between 5 and 6, they changed KDE from "KDE (K Desktop >> Environment)" to "KDE Desktop". Note that we groupinstall "X Window >> System" and Desktop, and *then* the KDE; I'd assume gnome was the >> same. >> >> mark, confirmed gnome disliker (and hater of gnome 3) > > If I require a minimal desktop in CentOS 6, I usually use the net > install ISO & when the time comes, just select 'minimal desktop' & > there's a small(ish) gnome desktop installed but without all the major > cruft. > > Granted this minimal desktop does include Firefox but then again, if I > want a desktop environment, I usually want Firefox. > yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "General Purpose Desktop" appears to have worked. As I had already installed two of these I infer that the missing bit was "Desktop Platform". Is there a purpose served by making the process of installing the gnome-desktop so opaque? Not that it matters much to me for I am likely to be

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switching to kde once Redhat embraces Gnome3. But it does seem needlessly convoluted. I thought that the whole purpose of groupinstall was to avoid this sort of peek-a-boo package selection. Anyway, it is installed and working. This is a temporary arrangement as I intend to remove the desktop components from the kvm host OS once I am finished. There is one 'gotcha' however. When I installed the three of these packages NetworkManager got turned on. This evidently overrode the NM_CONTROLLED=NO configuration in the ifcfg files. This is not a good thing when you have eth0 linked to a bridge and you have a dhcp server somewhere on your lan. I ended up with br0 having one IP and eth0 having another, which had, shall we say, interesting effects on connectivity. Thank you for the help. I am very much afraid that I would never have sorted this out on my own. -*** E-Mail is NOT a SECURE channel *** James B. Byrne mailto:ByrneJB at Harte-Lyne.ca Harte & Lyne Limited http://www.harte-lyne.ca 9 Brockley Drive vox: +1 905 561 1241 Hamilton, Ontario fax: +1 905 561 0757 Canada L8E 3C3

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