I want a minimal install for debian 9.5 with gnome on vmware. Following this post, I first install the base system without gui, then install gnome by
apt install gnome-core --install-no-recommends, however, my virtual machine can't start into the gui mode after install that commend. The screen splash at the following point:
However, if I install the gnome with
apt install gnome-core, the system is fine. By the way, the cpu and SMBus warning is also present using this method, but I can get into the graphical system despite of that.
I want to point out, with
apt install gnome-core, I still get the
Failed to initialize policy for cpu error, but I can login to the graphical system anyway. Getting rid of this warning message is very welcomed, but it seems this might not be the reason why I can't login in to the graphical system if I install gnome using
apt install gnome-core --install-no-recommends.