I think (let's be clear maybe I am complete wrong) I have installed Gnome by running the following command:

yum groupinstall "GNOME"

Now I want to get rid of Cinammon and use Gnome by default but I can't get a way to do this. So far I have changed /etc/sysconfig/desktop from:




But doesn't work. I have installed displaymanager by running:

yum install system-switch-displaymanager

But I don't even know where this goes or what it does so I am stuck at this point.

How do I change to use Gnome by default and get rid of Cinnamon? Possibly uninstalling it complete?


Although I think it can be changed by editing conf file, using the dropdown top-right of the lightdm login screen is easier. gnome or gnome-session is not appeared in the dropdown?

  • I know this is your first answer. An answer to a "How to.. ?" question, should be precise, and include each required step to reach the objective (Including commands, images, etc). Try improving it please! – Facundo Victor Jul 3 '16 at 5:05
  • Thanks but I already saw such option and I don't like it. I want to set Gnome as default without need to go and change the dropdown and get rid complete of Cinnamon – ReynierPM Jul 4 '16 at 0:16

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