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#1 2005-01-31 03:25:21

jaawood
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Couple of questions

1.  How do I set my computer so when I type "startx" it automaticallly starts xfce?

2.  Where does Arch install programs?  And how do I make it so that I can launch programs from the terminal?

Thanks for your help!


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#2 2005-01-31 03:35:08

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Re: Couple of questions

1. You need to add exec startxfce4 (I believe this is correct. I don't use xfce4) to your ~/.xinitrc file.  And comment out any existing exec that is there.

2. Programs are stored in different places.  What programs are you talking about? You might want to check in the /usr directory, /opt, or your home directory.


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#3 2005-01-31 05:40:46

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Re: Couple of questions

Also, is there a master package list anywhere?  I have a few programs I would like to install, but I don't know the names of the packages.


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#4 2005-01-31 06:02:00

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Re: Couple of questions

For the list of packages you should first visit http://www.archlinux.org/packages.php , then http://xentac.net/~tur/repos.php and lastly, if you don't find the package you're looking for, you could search the New and Requested Packages subforum.

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#5 2005-01-31 15:38:04

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Re: Couple of questions

or use

pacman -Ss

to search from your system....

i.e. "pacman -Ss blah" will list all packages containing "blah" in their name/descriptions

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#6 2005-02-01 08:47:24

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Re: Couple of questions

phrakture wrote:

or use

pacman -Ss

to search from your system....

i.e. "pacman -Ss blah" will list all packages containing "blah" in their name/descriptions

Thanks very much, thats exactly what I was looking for!  Somewhere I read that pacman -s was the search function, but that didn't work for me.


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#7 2005-02-01 09:04:42

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Re: Couple of questions

jaawood wrote:

Thanks very much, thats exactly what I was looking for!  Somewhere I read that pacman -s was the search function, but that didn't work for me.

Thats because all options (lower case letters) require an operator (the upper case letters ie. S and Q). "man pacman" will clear up most operation questions.


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#8 2005-02-01 15:54:46

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Re: Couple of questions

jaawood wrote:

Thanks very much, thats exactly what I was looking for!  Somewhere I read that pacman -s was the search function, but that didn't work for me.

Yeah, sarah said it right... -s is for search, but you need to apply another option of the uppercase form... -S (for sync) is most common... this searches for packages in all repos.... -Q (for query) searches locally

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