I have an experimental Oracle Linux VM that I am playing with, and I am going to want to try to run some desktop applications inside the image. So, I want to enable the X Window Graphical Environment.
Here’s the command to install it all:
yum groupinstall “X Window System” XFCE
Then, I had to edit the /etc/inittab and change the “3″ to a “5″ (on the last line).
When I rebooted, it didn’t offer the login screen. I had to press Alt+F2 to get to a regular login. Then, I installed 2 more groups:
yum groupinstall Desktop “General Purpose Desktop”
I am not sure that this got me an XFCE Desktop, but it got me what I needed.