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#1 2006-09-28 16:02:22

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Archlinux Install guide A-Z

Todo:
Some text-formatting
Add some custom hardware installation in Addons(wireless, IR, Laptop LEDS, etc.)

Update:
Checked installation steps, and added missing options 08/10/06
Added additional software tips 08/10/06
Added nvidia guidelines 08/10/06
Added beryl-howto 04/10/06
Changed the layout a little 04/10/06
Added a nothing-to-do-with-the-subject pole 04/10/06
Changed Subject title 04/10/06

Support:
irc.freenode.net #archlinux
Archlinux Wiki

Basic Installation
Before you begin, make a backup of all the files you want to keep. This installation will get you a nice clean computer, installed with archlinux only(byebye windows).

1) Install from cd (auto partitioning, Base package only, install kernel, install grub)
- Burn archlinux base-iso from here
- Boot up with the cdrom (Check bootorder in the bios, to boot from cd)
- Type

/arch/setup

in the console to start the setup
- Select cdrom to install from
- Select "Prepare Hard Drive", "Auto-Prepare", "Yes" (no way back now)
Wait until your harddrive has been formatted. Select "cancel" after completion.
- Select "Select Packages", "Mount the CD-ROM and install from there", "OK".
If you got multiple cdrom-drives, it will ask which one to install from. If you select the wrong one, you'll get an error message. Clicking just "OK" will probably select the right drive automatically.
- Select "OK", "OK"(base only), "Yes", "OK"
- Select "Install Packages", "OK", "Continue"
Archlinux main-software(~94,3mb) is installed now.
- Select "Configure System", "Nano", "/etc/rc.conf System Config"
Check for these lines. Make sure eth0 is set on dhcp. Comment out (#) the eth0 192.168 thing.

#nano /etc/rc.conf
lo="lo 127.0.0.1"
#eth0="eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168$
eth0="dhcp"
INTERFACES=(lo eth0)

Also change HOSTNAME to some name you like.
Now save(Ctrl-O) and exit(Ctrl-X).
- Select "/etc/hosts Network Hosts"

127.0.0.1               *yourhostname*.localdomain    *yourhostname*

Make sure yourhostname equals HOSTNAME from the previous edited file(rc.conf).
save(Ctrl-O) and exit(Ctrl-X). This is all for now. Select "Cancel"
- Select "Install Kernel", "v2.6", "Continue", "OK"
- Select "Install Bootloader", "GRUB", "OK"
We don't have to change anything for now. Close(Ctrl-X), "OK", "OK"
It's fine to use the default GRUB locat ion /dev/hda... Now let's reboot.
- Select "Exit Install", type "reboot", and remove the archlinux installation cd-rom. When the system is rebooting you will notice the bootloader(GRUB) first. Hit enter, and let the system do it's thing. When you get asked to login, just type "root".
- Set a root-password by typing "passwd". Try to remember it wink

The only thing we have for now is the console, but your internet connection should work now. If something in your network configuration is not setup properly, you can fix it anytime and restart the network like this:

/etc/rc.d/network restart

Next thing is to update the pacman-list. This is the repository-system that archlinux uses, and you will use it alot to install new software.
*Tip: if you experience slow package-downloads, you can alter the repository-list. This way you can select which servers to use. Be careful though. Some servers may not be up to date.

nano /etc/pacman.d/community
nano /etc/pacman.d/current
nano /etc/pacman.d/extra

*Tip: To use the community repositories(with lots of additional software), you have to uncomment a line from the pacman configfile.

sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf
#[community]
# Add your preferred servers here, they will be used first
Include = /etc/pacman.d/community

2) Update pacman list & existing packages

pacman -Syu

You'll get the message: "Replace mkinitrd with mkinitcpio from "current"? [Y/n]
- Type "Y"
You'll get the message: "Replace devfsd with udev from "current"? [Y/n]
- Type "Y"
Software updates(like the newest kernel, and utilities) will be installed now.
- Proceed with "Y"
3) Change the grub loader to use the right kernel name

nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

Check for these lines, and make sure the initrd is the same as the green part:
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda3 ro
initrd /kernel26.img
4) Get kde
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- This will install kde desktop-environment and some additional stuff, that's part of the kde package.

pacman -S kde samba

*Tip: When you get a corrupted package error for some reason, you can manually remove it by typing "pacman -Scc *packagename*"
- Get a localization file for kde

sudo pacman -Ss i1

Find the right language, and enter:

sudo pacman -S kde-i18n-*your-language*

5) Get latest X-server(needed to run kde) and some additional tools

pacman -S xorg font-bh-ttf xterm hwd sudo mesa-apps

6. Install videocard drivers
6.1) Install ATI-drivers (fglrx)

pacman -S ati-fglrx ati-fglrx-utils

6.2) Install Nvidia drivers

pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils nvclock

- Select "Y"(remove conflicting libgl),"Y"

7. Setup the X-server
7.1 ATI

hwd -x
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.hwd etc/X11/xorg.conf

7.2 Nvidia

nvidia-xconfig

8) Add a user

adduser

Fill in your username and password. At all other options you can just hit enter(default).
12)Login to kde

/etc/rc.d/kdm start

*Tip: You can use sudo to launch programs as root from kde's konsole. This way you can easily use a gui-texteditor like kate to modify files(copy/paste). You need to add yourself first to the list of sudoers from the console(ctrl-alt-f1, login as root, nano /etc/sudoers, add user beneath root, save, and return to kde(ctrl-alt-f7))
13. Modify xorg.conf (from kde)
13.1 ATI-Settings
Open konsole, and type:

sudo kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Xorg Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"  "true"

EndSection

Section "Files"
        RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
        FontPath "/usr/share/fonts"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "ddc"  # ddc probing of monitor
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "bitmap" # bitmap-fonts
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "record"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
        Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" ""
        Option "XkbVariant" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Card0"
    Driver       "fglrx"
    VendorName   "All"
    BoardName    "All"
    Option       "VBERestore" "on"
    Option       "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    Option       "locked-userpages=0"
    Option       "no_accel" "no"
    Option       "no_dri" "no"
    Option       "DynamicClocks" "on"
    Option       "mtrr" "on"
    Option       "DesktopSetup" "Single"
    Option       "ScreenOverlap" "0"
    Option       "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
    Option       "CapabilitiesEx" "0x00000000"
    Option       "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option       "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option       "CenterMode" "off"
    Option       "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
    Option       "Stereo" "off"
    Option       "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
    Option       "FSAAEnable" "no"
    Option       "FSAAScale" "1"
    Option       "FSAADisableGamma" "no"
    Option       "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
    Option       "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
    Option       "UseFastTLS" "0"
    Option       "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
    Option       "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
    Option       "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
    Option       "KernelModuleParm" "agplock=0"
    Option       "PowerState" "1"
    BusID        "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "backingstore" "true"
EndSection

13.2 Nvidia settings
Open konsole, and type:

sudo kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Tue Aug  1 21:11:12 PDT 2006

# Auto-generated by Archie mkxcfg
# Auto-generated by Archie mkxcfg

Section "ServerLayout"

# PS/2 Mouse not detected
# Serial Mouse not detected
    Identifier     "Xorg Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Additional fonts: Locale, Gimp, TTF...
#    FontPath     "/usr/share/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi"
#    FontPath     "/usr/share/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi"
# True type and type1 fonts are also handled via xftlib, see /etc/X11/XftConfig!
    RgbPath         "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/western"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/decoratives"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/latex-ttf-fonts"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/defoma/CID"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/defoma/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "ddc"  # ddc probing of monitor
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "bitmap" # bitmap-fonts
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "record"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" ""
    Option         "XkbVariant" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Serial Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "Microsoft"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option         "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
    Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "PS/2 Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option         "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
    Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "USB Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option         "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 # Warning: This may fry old Monitors
 # Very conservative. May flicker.
#    VertRefresh  50.0 - 62.0 # Extreme conservative. Will flicker. TFT default.
    #  Default modes distilled from
    #      "VESA and Industry Standards and Guide for Computer Display Monitor
    #       Timing", version 1.0, revision 0.8, adopted September 17, 1998.
    #  $XFree86: xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/etc/vesamodes,v 1.4 1999/11/18 16:52:17 tsi Exp $
    # 640x350 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
    ModeLine       "640x350" 31.5 640 672 736 832 350 382 385 445 +hsync -vsync
    ModeLine       "640x400" 31.5 640 672 736 832 400 401 404 445 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "720x400" 35.5 720 756 828 936 400 401 404 446 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "640x480" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine       "640x480" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine       "640x480" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine       "640x480" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine       "800x600" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "800x600" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "800x600" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "800x600" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "800x600" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1024x768" 44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 776 817 +hsync +vsync interlace
    ModeLine       "1024x768" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine       "1024x768" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine       "1024x768" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1024x768" 94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1152x864" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x960" 108.0 1280 1376 1488 1800 960 961 964 1000 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x960" 148.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 960 961 964 1011 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x1024" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x1024" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x1024" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1600x1200" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1600x1200" 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1600x1200" 189.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1600x1200" 202.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1600x1200" 229.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1792x1344" 204.8 1792 1920 2120 2448 1344 1345 1348 1394 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1792x1344" 261.0 1792 1888 2104 2456 1344 1345 1348 1417 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1856x1392" 218.3 1856 1952 2176 2528 1392 1393 1396 1439 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1856x1392" 288.0 1856 1984 2208 2560 1392 1393 1396 1500 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1920x1440" 234.0 1920 2048 2256 2600 1440 1441 1444 1500 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1920x1440" 297.0 1920 2064 2288 2640 1440 1441 1444 1500 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1800x1440" 230.0 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1800x1440" 250.0 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "640x480" 43.2 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "768x576" 35.0 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 597 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "768x576" 42.9 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 601 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "768x576" 45.5 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 602 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "768x576" 51.8 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 605 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "768x576" 62.6 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 611 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "800x600" 68.2 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1024x768" 113.3 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1152x864" 81.6 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1152x864" 119.7 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1152x864" 143.5 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x960" 124.5 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1001 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x960" 129.9 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x960" 179.0 1280 1376 1520 1760 960 961 964 1017 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1280x1024" 191.0 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1400x1050" 122.6 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1400x1050" 149.3 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1094 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1400x1050" 155.8 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1096 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1400x1050" 179.3 1400 1504 1656 1912 1050 1051 1054 1103 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1400x1050" 214.4 1400 1512 1664 1928 1050 1051 1054 1112 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1600x1200" 280.6 1600 1728 1904 2208 1200 1201 1204 1271 -hsync +vsync
    Option         "DPMS" "true"
#    HorizSync    28.0 - 78.0 # Warning: This may fry very old Monitors
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Card0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "All"
    BoardName      "All"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Card0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       1
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       4
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       15
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

14) Auto-load kde on boot

sudo /etc/rc.conf

Tip#2: Instead of using sudo, you can also open a console, by hitting ctrl+alt+f1-f5. You can login as root there...

# FGLRX IS ATI ONLY!
MODULES=(fglrx)
#make sure kdm is in the DAEMONS list
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng !hotplug hwd !pcmcia network netfs
crond
kdm alsa)

15) Reboot, and check if hardwareacceleration is working

glxinfo | grep render

If should say yes...

Addons
Install Beryl/XGL (OpenGL accelerated desktop with fancy effects)
s20060218_0.jpg
16) Add repositories for beryl and Xgl(sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf, add the following lines)

[brain0]
Server = http://www-users.rwth-aachen.de/thomas.baechler/arch/brain0/os/i686
[danimoth]
Server = http://jjdanimoth.altervista.org/arch/i686

17) Get the beryl-packages, Xgl and mesa-xgl-cvs

pacman -Sy beryl-svn xgl-git mesa-xgl-cvs

Now you've installed beryl and xgl, it's time to add it as a session to kde. This way your kde doesn't depend on beryl, and you can easily switch back to a non-xgl/beryl session if something goes wrong.

18) Create a session entry (it may happen that the directory /usr/share/xsessions doesn't exist. In that case you should make one: sudo mkdir /usr/share/xsessions)

sudo nano /usr/share/xsessions/xgl.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=XGL
Exec=/usr/bin/startxgl.sh
Icon=
Type=Application

19) Make it executable

sudo chmod +x /usr/share/xsessions/xgl.desktop

20) Make a script to startup xgl and beryl

sudo nano /usr/bin/startxgl.sh
#!/bin/sh
#Xgl :1 -fullscreen -br -kb -ac -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:pbuffer &
Xgl :1 -ac -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:pbuffer &
LD_PRELOAD=/opt/mesa-xgl-cvs/lib/libGL.so.1.2 DISPLAY=:1 dbus-launch beryl --display :1 &
DISPLAY=:1 dbus-launch emerald --replace &
DISPLAY=:1 dbus-launch startkde

21) Make startxgl.sh executable

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/startxgl.sh

22) Check if xgl/beryl is working

/usr/bin/startxgl.sh

If everything goes right, you get a nice beryl-splash, and kde will run in another window. If this happens, you can uncomment the first Xgl line in startxgl.sh, and comment the other.

Xgl :1 -fullscreen -br -kb -ac -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:pbu$
#Xgl :1 -ac -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:pbuffer &

End your session and select the brand new xgl-session from your loginscreen. Have fun wobbling! lol

ps. right now beryl has some kind of dbus-bug, that prevents you to see your saved settings/themes directly reflected in your beryl-sessions. So you have to make your changes and reboot your session for now...

Useful software packages
Graphics:

sudo pacman -S gimp blender sharpconstruct inkscape

Internet:

sudo pacman -S mozilla-firefox jre xchat

Development:

sudo pacman -S eclipse jdk codeblocks 

Audio:

Games:

sudo pacman -S wormux

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#2 2006-09-28 16:54:09

Ole Erik
Member
Registered: 2006-08-06
Posts: 85

Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

oh yeah! Thank you so much smile My mate will love this!!

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#3 2006-09-29 08:03:11

Yekrahs
Member
Registered: 2006-09-29
Posts: 3

Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

with me, i tried to run kde by typing kdm, that wouldnt work..
then, i read about some more stuuf you had to download, the names of those files you see when (after installing xorg with hwd: see the link in the main article)) you try to start up x.
just type:

startx

then it will start wining about some things that arent found, use pacman to get those files. if you cant remember them, just type startx again and see.

after doing that, the kdm command still didnt work.
then i just opened up rc.conf with nano:

nano /etc/rc.conf

and added kdm to the deamon line at the end.

DEAMONS=(syslog-ng !hotplug !pcmcia network netfs crond kdm)

then i rebooted and it worked!! kde started up!

hope this helps..

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#4 2006-09-29 09:50:41

B1GfOot
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

Wow, thats great, I will have to try it ASAP when I try installing Arch again (I botched it the first time).

Thanks mate big_smile

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#5 2006-09-29 10:10:39

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 4,167

Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

kdm is not meant to start kde from console.
If you want to start kde (checking  if everything works is often easier from console) :

login to console as user
from your home dir :

nano ./xinitrc

comment all lines EXCEPT exec startkde

save & exit

startx

Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#6 2006-10-05 08:55:58

phrearch
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

ok, i will check it out, and make an update soon. need to recheck all steps anyway :-)

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#7 2006-10-05 09:31:14

tomk
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

Can you change your topic? "Noob Installation Guide" could be about anything - I thought you were talking about a general Arch install.

Oh, and you need another option in your poll - "Too much for my old hardware". tongue

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#8 2006-10-05 10:33:57

dolby
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

plus the poll has absolutely nothing to do with the topic title!!


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#9 2006-10-05 13:24:17

phrearch
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

too bad the poll is frozen smile

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#10 2006-10-05 16:54:12

Pilli
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

I've a problem with xgl-git. This package doesn't exit.

[root@Pilli ~]# pacman -S xgl-git
xgl-git: not found in sync db

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#11 2006-10-05 20:09:09

phrearch
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

Did you add the extra repositories? you can pacman -Sy xgl-git, to recheck the pacman repositories.

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#12 2006-10-05 20:30:51

Moparx
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

xgl-git has been missing from danimoth since the repo was updated yesterday.

everything else is there so it is just a matter of waiting smile


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#13 2006-10-08 10:11:30

phrearch
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

I checked the installation steps again, and made some changes. Also added nvidia stuff and useful packages section.

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#14 2006-11-02 18:31:27

jinn
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From: Gothenburg
Registered: 2005-12-10
Posts: 506

Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

can you also add aiglx as a option instead of xgl?


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#15 2006-11-02 19:39:29

tomfitzyuk
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Registered: 2005-12-30
Posts: 89

Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

With respect to beryl/compiz, I think they're both a waste of resources.

Seriously, what functionality does bouncy windows and a cube for a desktop provide?

Transparency has some useful applications for the incredibly gifted: watching a film whilst reading an article... unfortunately I'm not one of those, so it's basic Ion or ratpoison for me.

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#16 2006-11-03 09:48:53

Shagbag
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Registered: 2006-10-25
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Re: Archlinux Install guide A-Z

What happened to Steps 9-11?

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