i have just installed Arch Linux 0.5 Base
i installed it on my Vmware 4 Workstation
all worked fine but when i start it up i cant type a pass
now i can login to "Root" that works fine but when i do Adduser i cant type my new passw can anyone help me by this
is it cause im using VMware
and i cant get a Desktop all dos and things im a complete newb can anyone help me ?
Hello. I think your problem with entering a password is actually not a problem at all. When you type the password it is not showing you any feedback. That is okay, just type it anyways, then do the re-enter of it and test it out to see if it got the right password in there.
The other part of your post sounds like you want to enter a GUI (graphical user interface) rather than just be in the console.
Do you know how to use pacman yet? First you have to install the gnome package with pacman this is done by:
After Gnome is installed the command to start the GUI is startx. This will take you to the GUI that is specified in the file .xinitrc (that can be found in your home directory). Since you want to go into Gnome you want one line to be in your .xinitrc that reads
(I can't remember if arch does that for you automaticly or not but you just as well check it out)
Okay, if Gnome fails to start or you want to change resolution or something like that you need to configure your settings. Try running xf86config. You may have to run it a few times to get your settings right.
Hope this gets you started! Good luck.