Im new to AL so don't be hard on me ...
I'll ask 2 simple questions : What to do after the Base Install,
hardware detect and pacman -Su ?
How can i select all the packages on the CD needed to work in
a Xfree environnement ?
TIA, and keep the good work.
BTW AL ROCKS !!!!
If u want kde u could try pacman -Stu kde or pacman -Stu gnome and u would have gnome
Remember to edit .xinitrc after and add startkde or gnome-session...
Thanks for your reply ,
Is it "pacman -Stu [package]", because option "t" is not
a valid option ? :shock:
The t is probably a typo...
To upgrade all your packages to the latest greatest, do a:
pacman -Syu (which is same as "pacman --sync --refresh --sysupgrade")
To install kde, do a:
pacman -S kde (make sure you have just done the refresh, or that should be "pacman -Sy kde")
It'll tell you kde is a group and ask you if you want to install all from that group. After installing, as Xpop said, edit ~/.xinit to start the window manager you want when you run "startx".
Thanks you guys, everything went like a charm.
It installed xfce4 with no glithches.
But now i need to edit the xinit or the xinitrc file by
what so the right desktop manager ( ex: xfce4)
starts with the startx command ?
And what is the command for xfce4 ?
Sorry for alll those newb questions.
Yeah, sorry, it's ~/.xinitrc.
XFce command is "exec startxfce4". I found out by looking into "/etc/X11/sessions/xfce4.desktop", which mentions the command.
I could not find that file but, something fishy caught my eyes.
I noticed that hyphen in the file name and in unix or linux this the sign
of your home directory. So it ring a bell , i did not create a new
user . All the time i was using the root user.
What i did is create a new user with adduser. (ex:toto)
Do a cd /home/toto
and there it is .xiinitrc
replace whatever was there to exec startxfce4
AND IT WORKS !!!!
Thank you guys !!!!!
Now my next step is to install GDM
I have allready pacman -S gdm and everything went ok.
What is my next step so that all link together when i start the computer.
Yahou this is SUPER !!!
Right, I totally forgot first thing is to create a new user. Anyway, you should have been told that in the manual I think.
About the gdm, I was just chatting with Kaleph and he told me to just add "gdm" to the DAEMONS list in /etc/rc.conf. There should be a script called "gdm" in /etc/rc.d/. The DAEMONS list is used for a lot of stuf that you want to start on boot and stop on shutdown. You should probably add it to the end, because order matters.
Yes sir !!!
Now all is OK from boot to shutdown thanks to all of you
I installed mozilla with : pacman -S mozilla
xmms : pacman -S xmms
xscreensaver : pacman -S xscreensaver
And now it time to go to bed. Have a Good night all