[CentOS] yum groupinstall 'GNOME Desktop' fails

Wed Apr 17 17:45:35 UTC 2019
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 4/17/19 12:00 PM, mark wrote:
> Warren Young wrote:
>> I’ve got a CentOS 7 VM here that was installed with one of the CLI-only
>> presets.  To answer a question in another thread here, I wanted to
>> install a GNOME desktop environment in it, so I went searching and found
>> the standard instructions for doing that.
>> The problem is that rebooting the VM gives me a black screen after it
>> finishes the text booting parts.  There’s an X cursor, and wiggling the
>> mouse moves it, but I get no gray login screen.
>> Pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 and logging into a text console works.  Saying
>> “startx” brings X back up again — indicating that it does find the proper
>> X drivers and such — but now I get just a few default icons on the
>> desktop, but no top and bottom toolbars:
>> https://imgur.com/IMI9Gh9
>> So, the GNOME shell is also broken.
>> I’ve repeated the yum groupinstalls for “GNOME Desktop”, “Server with
>> GUI” and “Graphical Administration Tools.”  yum claims everything is
>> fine.
>> Short of installing another VM with a GUI enabled from the start, I’m
>> stuck.
> <snip>
> I just don't know if groupinstalling GNOME Desktop install xorg....
>        mark


yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" "X Window System"

That should work

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