[CentOS] CentOS 7 Gnome

Fri Jun 5 14:56:04 UTC 2015
Richard <lists-centos at listmail.innovate.net>

------------ Original Message ------------
> Date: Friday, June 05, 2015 02:36:53 PM +0000
> From: Chris Olson <chris_e_olson at yahoo.com>
> I installed CentOS 7 from the DVD iso file:
> CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01.iso Yum update was used (with no
> update issues) to install and update many packages. The installer
> is significantly different from CentOS 6 where one can
> basicallychoose to "install everything" if one has the patience to
> check all productsand all software options within those
> categories.  During the CentOS 7 install,the "Development
> Workstation" was selected with all options checked.
> The new gnome Desktop menu bar still has Applications and Places,
> but the Systemmenu is gone.  I even tried installing the minimal
> CentOS 7 system and then addingthe gnome, but that yielded the
> same result, still no System menu item on the bar.
> One interesting fact is that the RH admin guide actually refers to
> the System menu and other items on the menu bar but some of them
> are actually absent.
> Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-7-Desktop_Migration_and_Administration_Gu
> ide-en-US.pdf
> Can anyone provide assistance in getting the system menu back in
> gnome. Thanks

Personally, I found that installing/switching to MATE (available
from the EPEL repository) was the easiest solution for my many
Gnome-3 annoyances. You'll get the system menu pulldown, and many
other things you are used to from Gnome-2, back.

  - Richard