[CentOS] CentOS 7 Gnome

Sat Jun 6 14:57:03 UTC 2015
Dr. Mikeal Hughes <macmikeal at me.com>

I downloaded the DVD iso of CentOS 7. When I rebooted all I get is a command line. How can I install Mate on my CentOS install? This one is not going to be a server so a GUI would be a big help.

Mikeal Hughes, N9GI
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> On Jun 5, 2015, at 12:10 PM, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us <mailto:fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 05, 2015 at 02:56:04PM +0000, Richard wrote:
>> ------------ Original Message ------------
>>> Date: Friday, June 05, 2015 02:36:53 PM +0000
>>> From: Chris Olson <chris_e_olson at yahoo.com <mailto: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
> I agree with this, I use the MATE desktop and like it just fine.
> HOWEVER, please make sure you install the epel repo first, since
> MATE is not part of Centos.
> -- 
> ---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us <mailto:fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> -----------------------------
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