How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS).I would appreciate detailed steps as I am a linux newbie.

  • This question is better asked on serverfault.com
    – Michiel Buddingh'
    Commented Jul 15, 2009 at 6:40
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    Commented Jul 15, 2009 at 6:42
  • it has been asked on serverfault, and downvoted there too. serverfault.com/questions/40901/…
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    Vow; people are very religious here about the kind of questions. I am a developer and needed this environment to figure our some issue and looks like it is treated like crime here and also somebody went ahead checked serverfault too for my activity trace;).
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    Commented Jul 15, 2009 at 9:29

4 Answers 4


Login as superuser and type:

 yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"

Use yum as indicated here and here.


I usually do this: yum install @x11 @desktop


try this yum install gnome-desktop

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  • I get an error message No package gnome-desktop available
    – Nathan
    Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 18:56

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