:? I finished installing Arch on a IBM t-23. I believe it's a good install, text
only. Everytime I try to pacman -Sy kde I get this error message:
" xorg conflicts with xfree86". What does this mean? I don't even know
if I have either one of these on my laptop.
Should I download xfree86 or xorg first? I don't know if it matters witch
one is downloaded first, kde or the conf. system. Is xfree86 being
phased out? How do i get kde installed? -- Thanks Larry
xfree and xorg are basically the same... they provide your x-server. but the pkgbuild for kde, which you want to install by:
pacman -S kde
depends on xorg. so can either change that in a custom package, or simpler just do:
pacman -R xfree pacman -S xorg kde
::edit:: yes it should be pacman -R xfree86 ::edit::
at least it should work that way...
you could try
pacman -R xfree86
but you havent really done anything yet so id
reinstall only a BASE install , this time
DO NOT select any other packages
once you have that then run
get your base current then
pacman -Sy xorg kde
once you got that put kdm in dameon section of /etc/rc.conf
should put you into kde login
rayjgu3 - I only installed the base packages! When I finished the
basic install and was in root I upgraded pacman and then upgraded
the system. -- pacman -Syu. I don't know where the kde message
was coming from? So a quick question, I believe xfee86 is being
phased out, does it matter which one I use? Where do I go to find out
if xorg or xfree86 is already on the system? I'll probably try xorg and
see what happens. thanks for the reply -- Larry
Where do I go to find out
if xorg or xfree86 is already on the system?
pacman -Q xfree86
If you only installed the base packages as you say then upgraded you should not have xfree86 or xorg on your system.
with a base install you should:
pacman -Sy pacman
pacman -S xorg kde
then you would have to do your configuring of X and KDE. Your error tells me that you have more than a base system installed. It sounds like you installed xfree86. Therefore:
pacman -Rd xfree86
pacman -S xorg kde
I think there is a very old new article in the archive on the webpage that tells you exactly how to replace xfree86 with xorg.
I am not your friend
:? Hi Sarah31 -- I did as you suggested, pacman -Q, both xfree86 and
xorg, nothing there. I then pacman -S xorg kde. I'm stumped as to
how to run xorg? The Arch Linux Documentation only says to edit
the .xinitrc file. I did that, but when startx I only get something called
xterm, not kde. I know how to configure xfree86, and xorg, but how do
you get the program running? -- thanks for the reply -- Larry
i believe you just create an entry in .xinitrc like so:
make sure all other "exec"s are commented out (place a # in front of them)
I am not your friend
:)Hi Sarah 31 -- thanks for the reply Everything is as you suggested.
Still not working!
I'm switching over to desktop environments forum. -- Larry
Forget xfree86, xorg is way better an xserver.
Either run xorgconfig after installing xorg 6.8.1, or more simply:
pacman -Sy hwd
hwd in most cases creates a working /etc/X11/xorg.conf.hwd file, which you can rename to xorg.conf, edit your .xinitrc and then "startx". Type also "hwd -h" to see the other available switches.
I don't like the idea running KDM as a daemon- simpler would be editing your /etc/inittab file and taking care KDM not running as a daemon all the time.
Change the line
and the last line to the real KDM placement with a -nodaemon switch:
It works just fine like that here.
Microshaft delenda est
Thanks everybody, everything is working fine! This message
is being typed on the t-23. I still don't know why I got the
original message! After that message I pacman -Q to see if
there was any x-whatever on the machine, there wasn't.
All I did was as everybody instructed, and now everything
is working fine!!! -- Thanks again -- LARRY