[CentOS] gnome-desktop on Centos-6.3

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Oct 4 10:55:56 EDT 2012

James B. Byrne wrote:
> I have installed a minimal kvm host system.  I wish to provide a
> graphical login on the host. To this end I performed the following
> group installs:
> yum groupinstall "general purpose desktop" "x windows system"
> I can login on the host system as root and then run 'startx' which
> gives me a desktop, sort of.  The top menu bar with the various tool
> sets is missing as is the lower status bar.  I get the same result
> when I log in as a non privileged user.  Am I missing some other
> package which is required to provide these?  I installed gnome-desktop
> directly but this action produced no visible change in behaviour.

Sounds almost like you've got twm running. You might need to switch window


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