Restoring Your GNOME Desktop
I have lost my GNOME Desktop environment twice now, so I thought it's time to write down how I managed to get it back. It happened like this: On my old computer, which I primarily use for backups, I decided to remove all the applications I didn't really need.
This turned out to be wrong: after removing all the unused applications in, I logged out of my GNOME session, and when I tried to log back in, I only got an ugly TWM session! Apparently, I had removed a crucial piece of the GNOME Desktop environment...
yumprogram is still installed on your computer.
- Open a
rootshell, or use the
sudofunction for the following steps.
To reinstall the missing parts of the GNOME Desktop environment, enter the following command:
yum -y groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
- This step might not be necessary, but it can't hurt: Restart your computer.
- On the Logon screen, choose Session.
- Choose GNOME.
- Enter your user name and password.
- Choose Make Default.