How To Install Gnome GUI on AlmaLinux 8

This guide intends to teach you How To Install Gnome GUI on AlmaLinux 8.

GNOME is one of the most popular free and open-source desktop environments that is used in some of the Linux operating systems. Linux desktop environment is everything you can see on your screen.

The installation of Gnome on AlmaLinux 8 is so easy. Follow the steps below to complete the installation.

Steps To Install Gnome GUI on AlmaLinux 8

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 8.

Step 1 – Search For the Server with GUI on AlmaLinux 8

First, you need to update your local package index with the following command:

sudo dnf update -y

By default, the packages you need to install the Gnome Desktop environment are available in the default AlmaLinux repository.

You can search what are the available groups with the following command:

sudo dnf group list
Available Environment Groups:
   Server with GUI
   Virtualization Host
   Custom Operating System

From the output, you will see a list of a couple of groups to install on your Linux system. The “Server with GUI“ group will be used to install the stable version of Gnome on your server. 

Step 2 – Install Server With GUI Package on AlmaLinux 8

At this point, you can simply run the command below to install Gnome- Server GUI package:

sudo dnf groupinstall "Server with GUI"

This will take some time to complete.

Step 3 – Set Graphical Interface on AlmaLinux 8

At this point, you need to use the following command to set the graphical interface instead of the command line interface. To do this, you can use the following command:

sudo systemctl set-default
Removed /etc/systemd/system/
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/ → /usr/lib/systemd/system/

Finally, reboot your server and you will see the Gnome Graphical login instead of the command line.


That’s it, you are done.


At this point, you have learned to Install Gnome GUI on AlmaLinux 8. You can have the desktop environment to see everything on your screen.

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