Turning Oracle Linux 6.1 Graphical



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.

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