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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


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


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

#yum group install “Server with GUI”


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


Installation is completed 4

Next step is to change boot mode to graphical using

# systemctl set-default


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


Thats all is required for GUI. Enjoy 🙂



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