CentOS 6.3 GUI issue
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:
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.
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
I think i installed the General Purpose Desktop group
yum -y groupinstall 'General Purpose Desktop'
Here's what you need to install:
yum groupinstall "X Window System"
yum groupinstall "Desktop"
That will take care of all the necessary packages.
Thank you for the replies.
I managed to install them with 'yum groupinstall' metapackages as mentioned.