Is there a web browser installed by default on Centos?

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Is there a web browser installed by default on Centos?

Postby livewire1974 » 2009/09/07 08:42:28

Hi, I want to surf the web from my centos box, I presume there is a web browser installed by default, how do I get it running ?


Thanks in advance.
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Re: Is there a web browser installed by default on Centos?

Postby NedSlider » 2009/09/07 08:50:21

Firefox maybe (on the Internet sub-menu).

If not, try 'yum install firefox'

Also, see here:

https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/vi ... 8&forum=47
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Re: Is there a web browser installed by default on Centos?

Postby livewire1974 » 2009/09/07 08:59:20

Cool, will give it a try. Also, I am not running a GUI, how do I run a GUI ? Currently i just login using putty.
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Re: Is there a web browser installed by default on Centos?

Postby NedSlider » 2009/09/07 12:15:35

livewire1974 wrote:
Cool, will give it a try. Also, I am not running a GUI, how do I run a GUI ? Currently i just login using putty.


Then run a web browser on the machine you're sat in front of.
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Re: Is there a web browser installed by default on Centos?

Postby pschaff » 2009/09/09 16:42:24

Or, if you want to take advantage of the vast superiority of running a Linux desktop (I'm guessing from PuTTY that you are on Windows), At the CentOS console log in as root, then
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yum clean all
yum update
yum groupinstall  "GNOME Desktop Environment" "Graphical Internet" "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"
system-config-display

Edit /etc/inittab and find the line
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id:3:initdefault:
Change it to read
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id:5:initdefault:

Reboot.
Sit at the CentOS machine and log in as a user, not root.
Try out GNOME and KDE and pick your favorite.
Enjoy!
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