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Fedora Server 27 how to config to allow GUI

asked 2018-01-22 20:42:17 -0600

darkmagewall gravatar image

Hello Gurus,

How can I configure Fedora Server 27 so that I have use of a GUI interface or it that possible with the server version?

I have search the web and tried some options but nothing has worked.

Thanks in advance for your help, Mike

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answered 2018-01-23 13:38:15 -0600

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dnf install @gnome-desktop should work. You might have to change the default run target after, but I'm not sure. If you don't get the graphical login after that, then comment back here again.

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install and rebooted still text login

darkmagewall gravatar imagedarkmagewall ( 2018-01-23 19:37:04 -0600 )edit

did you run sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-01-24 08:57:58 -0600 )edit

I run that command yesterday. system is trying to load graphical interface, but hangs. Here are the details.

19:52 GLib: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed gdm
19:46 Unrecoverable failure in required component org.gnome.Shell.desktop gnome-session-binary
Reboot
19:45 watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop! kernel
19:45 GLib: g_hash_table_find: assertion 'version == hash_table->version' failed gdm
19:45 GLib: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed gdm
19:44 GLib- Unrecoverable failure in required component org.gnome.Shell.desktop gnome-session-binar
darkmagewall gravatar imagedarkmagewall ( 2018-01-25 19:51:06 -0600 )edit

Maybe that group doesn't contain everything necessary. Run systemctl set-default multi--user to boot to the non-graphical login. Then try systemctl start gdm and see what happens. If you can paste more of the log messages to https://paste.fedoraproject.org/ that would probably help.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2018-01-26 16:04:37 -0600 )edit

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