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Desktop Environment : KDE Desktop
2021/07/19
 
If you installed Rocky Linux without GUI but now need GUI because of GUI required applications and so on, Install Desktop Environment like follows.
[1] Install KDE Desktop Environment on this example.
# install from EPEL, PowerTools

[root@dlp ~]#
dnf --enablerepo=epel,powertools group -y install "KDE Plasma Workspaces" "base-x"

[2] After installing Desktop, to start Desktop session on CUI, re-login with a common user and run like follows.
[rocky@dlp ~]$
echo "exec /usr/bin/startplasma-x11" >> ~/.xinitrc

[rocky@dlp ~]$
[3] Or, 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. Click the icon which is located at the left of [Sign In] button and Select [Plasma] like follows.
[4] KDE Desktop Session starts.
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