Install GUI on CentOS 8 or Redhat 8
The desktop environment is a set of applications and graphical user interfaces for users of Linux operating systems. The command line can prove difficult if you are unfamiliar with it. As such, to learn Linux and become a master of it, it will be beneficial to begin with a graphical user interface. So if you have an RHEL 8 or CentOS 8 server or workstation with no GUI, This method may be suitable for you.
So let’s begin,
Step 1: Set up a VPSie cloud server
Start by logging into your VPSie account Make a new server, There are several Linux distributions available including CentOS 8 / Redhat 8 on vpsie and after creating one use the credentials that we emailed you to connect to your Cloud Server via SSH.
Refresh Packages :
Here’s the command to update the system. By doing so, you will be sure that all the packages on the server or workstation are updated.
Step 2: Check out the available environment groups :
Here’s the command we’ll run:
dnf group list
Available Environment Groups: Minimal Install Compute Node Infrastructure Server File and Print Server Cinnamon Desktop MATE Desktop Basic Web Server Virtualization Host Server with GUI GNOME Desktop KDE Plasma Workspaces Development and Creative Workstation Available Groups: Cinnamon Compatibility Libraries Console Internet Tools Development Tools Educational Software Electronic Lab Fedora Packager General Purpose Desktop Graphical Administration Tools Haskell LXQt Desktop Legacy UNIX Compatibility MATE Milkymist Scientific Support Security Tools Smart Card Support System Administration Tools System Management TurboGears application framework Xfce Done
Step 3: Gnome Desktop installation
Download and install the packages, which can be found in the environment group.
dnf groupinstall "Server with GUI" && dnf groupinstall "Workstation"
The server with GUI downloads about 1 GB of packages. With the Workstation Gnome GUI installation, 1.1 GB of packages will be installed. Please be sure that you have enough storage.
Now, reboot your server.
Change the default target to Graphical user after the system has rebooted.
systemctl set-default graphical
To access the GUI, reboot again.
Login with your credentials,
We hope this information has been helpful to you with the GUI installation.