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On a server running CentOS 7, how to make a minimal install of the X window system?

The idea is to build a very minimal desktop that the end-user will use with only one software for backups. No need for an Internet brower or other tools. I already installed Openbox but cannot run it.

The system should run in text mode, unless the user calling startx.

I already installed the server component of X: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.19.3-11.el7_4.2.x86_64

Calling startx returns "Command not found".

I tried adding xinit, with sudo yum install xinit and also tried sudo yum install xorg-xinit but obtained the error "No package (xorg-)xinit available. Error: nothing to do".

I heard about xauth but I'm not sure if it is the client component or only for remote desktops through SSH, and also about xterm for the GUI terminal.

I know that many users use yum groupinstall "X Window System"to install the X system, but it comes with lot of stuff (Gnome, KDE, a.s.o.) that I don't want in the context of a minimal system.

So, which packages do I need for a minimal X window system to work (without desktop stuff) on CentOS/RedHat/Fedora distros and which repositories other than EPEL should I add if any?

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