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Hello all, For the past few days I'm trying to install gnome and Xorg server over a CentOS minimal install but I'm always stuck at the gdm login screen. The ...
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    CentOS 6.3 GUI issue


    Hello all,

    For the past few days I'm trying to install gnome and Xorg server over a CentOS minimal install but I'm always stuck at the gdm login screen.

    The gdm is asking for my password but after I type it the screen goes black and the login screen comes again. I can type the password n times, the same login screen comes back in a loop.

    Installing the GUI from the CentOS installer is working but for learning purposes I want to install those from the CLI. (after a minimal install)

    The only thing that comes in mind right now is some 'package missing' problem. I installed all the below:

    xorg-x11-server-Xorg
    xorg-x11-fonts-*
    gnome-desktop
    gnome-session
    gdm
    xterm
    Is anything missing for the GUI to work properly?

    when I run the command startx the wallpaper is loading and I can only move the mouse pointer on that screen.

    If I run "gdm start" the loop problem comes.

    Please tell me if I missed a package or if more information is needed.

    Thank you,

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    EDIT: I googled for a solution 2 days before posting here. I found several similar issues with gdm but could not use those to fix my problem

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    I think i installed the General Purpose Desktop group

    Code:
    yum -y groupinstall 'General Purpose Desktop'

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    Here's what you need to install:

    yum groupinstall "X Window System"
    yum groupinstall "Desktop"

    That will take care of all the necessary packages.

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    Thank you for the replies.

    I managed to install them with 'yum groupinstall' metapackages as mentioned.

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