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Desktop Environment
2015/11/22
 
Desktop Environment is not neccessary for Server usage, though. But Sometimes installation or using an application requires Desktop Environment, then build Desktop Environment like follwos.
[1] Install Desktop Environment.
dlp:~ #
zypper -n install -t pattern x11 gnome-basic

[2] After installing, change some settings and reboot.
dlp:~ #
vi /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager
# line 9: change

DEFAULT_WM="
sle-classic
"
dlp:~ #
vi /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager
# line 7: change

DISPLAYMANAGER="
gdm
"
# change to graphical login

dlp:~ #
ln -fs /usr/lib/systemd/system/graphical.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target

dlp:~ #
[3] After rebooting, graphical login starts like follows. Input a username to proceed next.
[4] Input password of the user to authenticate.
[5] Desktop Environment starts like follows.
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