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Hello all, I've been following the archlinux.org guide to setting up gnome, but when I typein gnome-session i just get:
** (gnome-session:1234): WARNING **: Cannot open display:
right now my Daemons look like this:
(sys-log-ng network netfs hal fam crond stb gdm)
and my modules looks like this:
I don't really want to use gdm, but I installed it to see if it would get gnome up and running. Please help, installing with a command line has been fun and all, but I'd like to get on to the part where I have a functioning mouse...
No, I haven't i looked it up in the archlinux.org forums and someone else had the same problem as me a few weeks ago. I just rechecked the instructions and it kind of points you to the X solution but they should really remove the entry for gnome session and just tell you to go on to X. I can't check my computer right now, but is X in the basic install or do i need to pacman it?
Installing the gnome package group will pull in only those parts of the xorg pacakge group which are actually needed for gnome to function [read: run]. You wanted a light-weight distribution, you've got it. Install xorg via `pacman -S xorg` [ :: Install whole content? [Y/n] y ] and try again. As for the wiki, some pages are outdated, others are written by people who don't know which way is up - that's how wikis work, if you can correct parts of it go right ahead.
Although some wiki pages are indeed a mess, it's always a first step for me whenever I want to install something new. By the way, the X.org wiki page is excellent and it tells you everything you need to know to set it up correctly. You should check the forums only if something went wrong while following the wiki. I guess most people will assume that you did just that.
>.< so... new problem, I didn't see my card on the list of supported ones (it's a GTS 250) so I tried to download the beta driver: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...85.19-pkg0.run but now i can't run it. I can open it to edit it but if i try to run it in root it tells me permission denied, what's the appropriate command?