I am using a computer system with the gnome desktop system, with which I am not able to work properly (resizing of windows does not work etc). Therefore I would like to install the unity-desktop.

Is that possible on Redhat (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.8 (Santiago))? And if so, how?

A simple yum install unity did not find anything....

  • Not an answer, but may I suggest Cinnamon? It is much better (IMO) than either gnome or unity. – terdon Jan 18 '17 at 11:47
  • Sure! So how to install it then? – Alex Jan 18 '17 at 11:48
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    yum install cinnamon should work. I don't know the package names in the RRH world though. Just search through the repos (same should be true for unity, if you choose to install that). – terdon Jan 18 '17 at 11:49
  • I tried that already, but is says: No package cinnamon available. – Alex Jan 18 '17 at 11:53
  • Try rpm search engines like rpmfind.net. If that still doesn't help, you might need to install from source. Sorry, but I really don't know much about the RH world, haven't used a RH-based system for more than 10 years. – terdon Jan 18 '17 at 11:59

The EPEL [Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux] repository is easily added to RedHat and CentOS servers. It's an excellent, well-vetted source of additional packages not otherwise found in the standard channels. Install the EPEL package and you should be able to do `yum install cinnamon'.

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    I think I have installed EPEL by using yum install epel-release -y, but still I get the response No package cinnamon available. ... – Alex Jan 18 '17 at 14:00
  • I don't have a RH 6.8 server available. Confirm that you in fact have the EPEL repository installed by doing yum repolist. – JRFerguson Jan 18 '17 at 14:05
  • It says epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - x86_64 12,214+1repolist: 59,675 (among other output) – Alex Jan 18 '17 at 14:08
  • OK, you do have the EPEL repo. FWIW, I find cinnamon for CentOS-7 at least, that's not what we want. – JRFerguson Jan 18 '17 at 14:28

Looks like it's pretty unstable at this moment, so I can suggest you against it anyway. Did you tried KDE already? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EkldXVm34w

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