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How do I get a GUI on the Fedora server edition?

asked 2015-03-09 07:27:14 -0600

Rashid Samoo gravatar image

updated 2015-03-10 06:41:05 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Dear All

I installed Fedora Server 21 on my Laptop, After Installtion How i Got GUI Interface, Because after installation they ask root password after login as a root i use ( init 5 ) Command but I cant goes to GUI interface, How to go GUI interface, thanks.

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answered 2015-03-09 19:46:31 -0600

Kanada gravatar image

updated 2015-03-10 22:27:57 -0600

Almost all Linux distributions fallow the standered that "Server" does not include any GUI software. GUI software takes a lot of RAM and CPU cycles for a server busy severing data. Desktop environments or DE's are the graphical component that you actually see and interface with. A DE runs on top of Xserver. Xserver is often started with the command "startx" however Fedora utilizes security conventions that forbid you from logging into a DE as root so you must execute the command as a normal user.

There are a verity of DE's avlible. LXDE being among the lightest and KDE being the richest in eyecandy. Gnome appears to be Fedora's Default. XFCE an option as well but I haven't used it in years since LXDE came out so I can't speak to it's use. For LXDE yum groupinstall lxde-desktop Or for Gnome yum groupinstall gnome-desktop

Research suggests that KDE is not as painless to install and doesn't lend well to group install on fedora 21 at prestent time. Doesn't sound like that would discourage you though.

Hope this information is helpful.

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Dear Thanks for your answer, I am new here that's why i cant know you name, I will try to use ( startx ) as a common user, can you tell me that after instalation my ( yum ) command also not work, so how to run yum command? cache or clean the yum command. After installation i got Command Line, so i want to use Internet, how to open website and how to know internet is connected? i am in laptop and using wifi, Your anser is very helpful for me,

Rashid Samoo gravatar imageRashid Samoo ( 2015-03-10 01:01:42 -0600 )edit

Hmmm.... I think it unlikely your system installed correctly. Fedora 21 gave me a lot of head ache on my laptop so I went with fedora 20. "Yum" and how it is configured defines Fedora as a unique distribution. During my attempts to install fedora 21 I often found my self at a fail safe type terminal. I don't recall the proper name of the terminal interface that it would drop me in when the system failed to load correctly but "yum" doesn't work in there either. I wonder if you have been landing in this same fail safe environment,

I wish I could offer more help.

Kanada gravatar imageKanada ( 2015-03-10 03:05:03 -0600 )edit

If you're on a laptop, why are you starting with the server edition at all? The three fedora products are very specifically designed for their functions. Please use the workstation product? The server is not just workstation without GUI - it has kernel tweaks and other changes too.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-03-10 06:40:29 -0600 )edit

It's possible that this user is limited by installation medium. Maybe this topic is the result of a net-install on a net-book or second hand laptop without an optical drive partially functional one instead. It's also possible that this user is most interested in a more elbow deep method of installation for better understanding of the Linux environment.

Kanada gravatar imageKanada ( 2015-03-10 22:46:44 -0600 )edit

There are many possibilities, but until the user doesn't specify that he/she is trying to learn linux like LFS, you assume that it's a normal use case. It is not possible to provide good answers that satisfy all use cases, exactly how it is impossible to come up with release media that pleases all users.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-03-11 04:38:29 -0600 )edit

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