In this week’s feature highlight, we look at GNOME GUI on Rocky Linux 8
To use Rocky Linux 8 in graphical mode, you will need to install GNOME package on the system to enable GUI. We will go through the steps required to install GNOME GUI.
Check the available package groups for Rocky Linux 8.
yum group list
[root@server ~]# yum group list
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:49 ago on Fri 14 May 2021 10:00:46 AM EDT.
Available Environment Groups:
Server with GUI
KDE Plasma Workspaces
Custom Operating System
Installed Environment Groups:
.NET Core Development
RPM Development Tools
Graphical Administration Tools
Legacy UNIX Compatibility
Smart Card Support
Installing Gnome GUI
Install Gnome GUI and in between it will prompt for download permission, enter “y” key and hit enter to proceed with installation.
yum groupinstall "Server with GUI"
To enable the GUI as default and boot into graphical mode.
systemctl set-default graphical
[root@server ~]# systemctl set-default graphical
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/default.target → /usr/lib/systemd/system/graphical.target.
Reboot the system so it can boot into the graphical mode.
Access the Gnome desktop through VNC
GUI welcome page will appear and it will prompt for if you would like to enable Location Services and set up online accounts.
Create user by providing User name and Password.
Login to the user which you’ve created.
Rocky Linux 8 desktop screen and it’s system information.