I have just installed archlinux .5, but yet I don't understand how to get gnome up and running. I have mozilla working, but nothing else. Can anyone help?
pacman -Syu gnome
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Actually... specifying 'u' means an upgrade and no matter what it doesn't read the rest of the arguments.
What you probably want is to get your system up to date 'pacman -Sy pacman', 'pacman -S coreutils', 'pacman -Syu'... then 'pacman -S gnome'.
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I have started to get some gnome packages installed, but I don't know which ones to grab. Will updating pacman/coreutils and doing a system update make it so when I do "pacman -S gnome" it will install all the gnome packages? because currently "pacman -S gnome" does nothing.
I was also wondering how do I configure my system to run gnome when I go to initlevel 5?
yes, the pacman version you have does not support groups. When you update pacman, you'll be able to type pacman -S gnome and it'll download everything in gnome group for you.
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