[CentOS] Installing a gnome-desktop on CENTOS-6.3 following minimal system install.
m.roth at 5-cent.us
m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Oct 5 13:22:35 EDT 2012
James B. Byrne wrote:
> 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?
>>>>> yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "General Purpose
>>> 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
> yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "General Purpose Desktop"
> appears to have worked. As I had already installed two of these I
Glad to hear it. I've not a clue why you need three seperate groups....
> 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
> switching to kde once Redhat embraces Gnome3. But it does seem
I had to deal with that on one user's Fedora. AUGHGHGHGHGH!!!! The "k3wl"
icons that only appear when you roll over them, and fade from transparent
Must be fun, being a developer who's never worked anywhere "normal"....
> 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.
My manager and I have agreed that if I feel like, I can uninstall
NetworkManager. I have done so, with no problems.
But then, I always shut down avahi-daemon, and close the firewall hole for
it. I mean, in a wired environment, and it's a *server*?!
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