How to Install GUI on CentOS

CentOS GUI installation

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How to Install GUI on CentOS

CentOS provides a wide range of graphical environments. The GNOME project is a desktop GUI (graphics user interface) included in the GNU project, With the KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) principle, the GUI became a standard for a number of distributions, such as Debian, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Kali Linux, and many others. The GUI is installed by default on CentOS 7 installations. If it is not a full installation we might need to install the GUI separately. In this article, we will walk you through installing GUI on your CentOS machine.

For CentOS systems to be registered with VPSie, you need to create a VPSie account if you don’t have one already.

makes To get started, run the following command to update your system:

# dnf update


# yum update

Check out the available environment groups

Here’s the command we’ll run:

# dnf group list
CentOS GUI installation

Gnome Desktop installation





Download and install the packages, which can be found in the environment group:

# dnf groupinstall "Server with GUI" && dnf groupinstall "Workstation"




There are around 1 GB of packages downloaded by the server with GUI. Make sure you have enough storage.







Change the default target to Graphical user: 



# systemctl set-default graphical





Your server needs to be rebooted now. Execute the following command:



# reboot
CentOS GUI installation

Our CentOS system has been successfully configured with the GNOME desktop environment. Explore the GUI now. I hope you found this information helpful.

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