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Desktop Environment : GNOME Desktop2024/05/07


If you installed Fedora without GUI but now need GUI because of GUI required applications and so on, Install Desktop Environment like follows.

[1] Install GNOME Desktop Environment on this example.
[root@dlp ~]#
dnf -y group install "Basic Desktop" GNOME

[2] After installing Desktop, to start Desktop session on CUI, re-login with a common user and run like follows.
[fedora@dlp ~]$
echo "/usr/bin/gnome-session" >> ~/.xinitrc
# for the case to use classic mode

[fedora@dlp ~]$
echo "env GNOME_SHELL_SESSION_MODE=classic /usr/bin/gnome-session" >> ~/.xinitrc
[fedora@dlp ~]$
[3] If you would like to change your System to Graphical Login as default, Change setting like here and restart computer.
Then, Graphical Login screen is shown like follows.
[4] When initial login for each user, they should select language or keyboard settings. After configuring initial login settings, GNOME Desktop session starts like follows.
[5] GNOME Shell is set default but if you would like to change to Classic mode, then Click the footprints icon that is placed on the upper-right on the login screen and Select [GNOME Classic] on the selection like follows.
[6] GNOME Desktop Classic Session starts.
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