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asked 2015-06-21 08:33:27 -0500

ar_ktm gravatar image

I Installed fedora server 22 and it is running in command line and i want to switch to GUI , I tried running yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment" , it downloaded some files and after that it showed Group X Window System does not exist, what to do?

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answered 2015-06-21 20:19:01 -0500

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updated 2015-06-22 22:05:12 -0500

EDIT: The command sudo dnf group list shows all available groups of packages that you can install. It will also list you the available desktops environments.

Looks like the Gnome desktop is called "Fedora Workstation"

So, I would try: sudo dnf group install "Fedora Workstation". Can't test it here right now but that should do it,

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yum was replaced by dnf. The group "GNOME Desktop Environment" does not exist.

bthomas gravatar imagebthomas ( 2015-06-22 18:39:36 -0500 )edit

group list is the greatest. Why have I never seen this before!?

fossum.eric gravatar imagefossum.eric ( 2016-04-28 16:49:38 -0500 )edit

@fossum.eric And you may find even more interesting command here:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-04-29 09:37:24 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-06-22 18:46:08 -0500

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updated 2015-06-22 18:48:07 -0500

Quickly looking through man dnf shows you the commands for group installs. Quickly searching the repository groups with dnf grouplist and using dnf groupinfo shows that you'll probably want to use sudo dnf groupinstall "Fedora Workstation". I'm not sure if this package will automatically set up systemd to start gdm on boot, so you might need to use (again, I quickly looked this up in man systemctl) sudo systemctl set-default to tell systemd that you want to use gdm to login.

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should be dnf group install...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-02-01 11:14:48 -0500 )edit

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