Switching to a graphical login on RHEL6
This is a short post on how to install the necessary components to get X Server running on a bare bone RedHat 6 Enterprise Server (CentOS6) installation.
The following commands should be run from a console window as the root user.
Install barebone X support
# yum groupinstall "X Window System"
Install X and the Gnome Environment
# yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"
Install X and the KDE Window System
# yum groupinstall "X Window System" KDE
Install the XFCE desktop environment
# yum groupinstall "X Window System" XFCE
When you have chosen your desired desktop environment, make the final change to make the Gnome Display Manager show you a logon screen.
Edit the file /etc/inittab and change the line
You will be greeted with a graphical logon screen the next time you have rebooted your server.