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Graphical/Desktop UI for Centos 7/RHEL 7

Many times we need graphical UI to open/run some applications. So following are simple and quick steps to create graphical UI on Centos7/RHEL7.

First check you have yum repository configured to access local or internet repository

#yum repolist

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Graphical UI filesets will install in group so that all required/dependent filesets will install automatically. Check all available groups in yum repository using group list

# yum group list

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To install graphical UI we need group Server with GUI. Install it using group install.

#yum group install “Server with GUI”

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Yum will calculate all required/dependent filesets size which around 2GB. Enter Y and wait for installation to complete.

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Installation is completed 4

Next step is to change boot mode to graphical using graphical.target

# systemctl set-default graphical.target

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Then just reboot the system and check using Xwindow or VNC application if you can able to connect graphical UI of VM.

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Thats all is required for GUI. Enjoy 🙂

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