1. Install GNOME Desktop Environment on here.
    # yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" 
    
  2. Input a command like below after finishing installation:
    # startx 
    
  3. GNOME Desktop Environment will start. For first booting, initial setup runs and you have to configure it for first time.
    • Select System language first.
    • Select your keyboard type.
    • Add online accounts if you’d like to.
    • Finally click “Start using CentOS Linux”.
  4. GNOME Desktop Environments starts like follows.

Gnome Desktop CentOs7

 

How to use GNOME Shell?

The default GNOME Desktop of CentOS 7 starts with classic mode but if you’d like to use GNOME Shell, set like follows:

Option A: If you start GNOME with  startx,  set like follows.

# echo "exec gnome-session" >> ~/.xinitrc
# startx 

Option B: set the system graphical login systemctl set-default graphical.target and reboot the system. After system starts

  1. Click the button which is located next to the “Sign In” button.
  2. Select “GNOME” on the list. (The default is GNOME Classic)
  3. Click “Sign In” and log in with GNOME Shell.Gnome Login Selection
  4. GNOME shell starts like follows: Gnome Desktop

 

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