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 the step-by-step installation of Gnome on a CentOS 8 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
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.