How To Install Gnome on CentOS 8

Install Gnome on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gnome on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Installing GNOME desktop on Ubuntu is fairly straightforward. Most CentOS servers are run on CLI (Command-Line Interface) mode. But in some cases, one may need to have a desktop to install some applications with GUI (Graphic User Interface) mode. In this case, we will use Gnome, the most popular user-friendly desktop for any UNIX-based system.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Gnome on a CentOS 8 server.

Install Gnome on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Gnome on CentOS.

Use the command below to install GNOME desktop:

sudo dnf groupinstall workstation

Once the GNOME desktop installation is completed, enable GUI to start after reboot:

systemctl set-default graphical.target

Then, start the graphical desktop session by executing:

systemctl isolate graphical.target

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gnome. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Gnome GUI on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Gnome website.

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