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dgrigglestone
10-Feb-2013, 07:03
I'm new to SUSE, but am required to do some QA on SLES 11SP2 running in EC2. I need to setup X Windows & GNOME or other desktop and cannot find the equivalent simple install steps available for other Linuxes running in EC2, e.g.:

RHEL/CentOS> yum -y groupinstall "X Window System" "Desktop"
Ubuntu> apt-get -y install ubuntu-desktop

Can someone please clue me in on what are the steps with SLES 11SP2 ?

thanks, David

KBOYLE
11-Feb-2013, 03:32
dgrigglestone wrote:

>
> I'm new to SUSE, but am required to do some QA on SLES 11SP2 running
> in EC2. I need to setup X Windows & GNOME or other desktop and cannot
> find the equivalent simple install steps available for other Linuxes
> running in EC2, e.g.:

SLES uses YaST.

Check the man pages. You want the "install" option:

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man yast
[\CODE]

> -i, --install <package> [ <package> [ ... ] ]
> Install an RPM package. The package can be a single short package
> name (e.g. gvim) which will be installed with dependency checking,
> or the full path to an rpm package (e.g /tmp/gvim.rpm) which will be
> installed without dependency checking.

The full SLES documentation is here:
https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/

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dgrigglestone
11-Feb-2013, 16:44
Sorry if you misunderstood me .. I understand that yast and zypper are available .. my question is what's the list of packages or package groups that needs to be specified in order to add X Windows and a GNOME desktop.

KBOYLE
28-Feb-2013, 17:36
dgrigglestone wrote:

Yes, I did misunderstand and I missed your reply.

I don't know what packages you need and see no one else has replied. If
you still need an answer, I would ask again in a more appropriate forum
where you are likely to find someone to help you.

https://forums.suse.com/forumdisplay.php?16-SLES-Configure-Administer



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akessinger2
12-Dec-2013, 21:26
You can start yast2, go to software management and search for xorg. Then you'll see the required packages for a XWindow system and VNC server. Hope this helps.