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Old 01-18-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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How to install X in Arch Linux


How to install Xorg in Arch Linux? I am writing this from the command-line Links browser.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Use links browser in one virtual terminal to read the Arch Beginners Guide while you do the X install and configuration in a second virtual terminal.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
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You should really read the beginner's guide, it answers most of your queries. Else you will just end up creating thread for everything.

Code:
pacman -S xorg
EDIT: You can find an easy version of the install guide I wrote in my sig.

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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The Arch linux beginners guide covers this, and covers it very well. I highly suggest you RTFM and STFW before you ask a question.

If you encounter errors, post information from the Xorg log, configuration file, lspci and of course the error itself.

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...p_2:_Install_X
 
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The Arch Linux Beginner's Guide is excellent and here's another tutorial worth giving a looksee:

http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/in...howtopic=27596
 
Old 01-19-2010, 12:18 AM   #6
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The Arch Linux Beginner's Guide is excellent and here's another tutorial worth giving a looksee:

http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/in...howtopic=27596
Thanks for sharing. It is nice to see the tutorial posted outside of BATL
 
Old 01-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #7
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It's a good tut. It should be spread around.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 08:24 AM   #8
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Make sure you use the current version of the beginners guide. The version that was current when I installed showed two methods to test X. Since I was going sequentially through the guide I used the first method. It resulted in nothing but a black screen on all 4 of the computers I installed on. I struggled for a long time before someone recommended that I use the xterm method for testing. Even though the guide covered that potential problem, I didn't move on to the second method, which worked every time.

Since then it looks like they modified the guide to direct you to the xterm method from the start. I don't know what the printed version says because I don't have one.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 08:30 AM   #9
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How to install Xorg in Arch Linux? I am writing this from the command-line Links browser.
Read archlinux beginner's guide/wiki.
Code:
pacman -S xorg
 
Old 01-19-2010, 04:23 PM   #10
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I installed X but the keyboard and mouse didn't work in it.

I decided to give Slackware another try (because I really liked it except for package management), maybe learning how to deal with the no-dependency package manager or researching third-party package managers for Slackware.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 04:27 PM   #11
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You have to install the drivers

Example from my laptop:
pacman -Q|grep xf86 ##partial listing
xf86-input-evdev 2.3.2-1
xf86-input-keyboard 1.4.0-1
xf86-input-mouse 1.5.0-1
xf86-input-synaptics 1.2.1-1

With no touch pad, you don't need synaptics
 
Old 01-19-2010, 04:32 PM   #12
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I might try that on another computer some time.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 10:52 PM   #13
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Why did you not try to keep going?
Slackware is not a very good representation of KISS unless you do the advanced install and nitpick it down to a functionally nice system for yourself.
Your choice...Good luck with Slack.
Please close the thread if your issue was resolved.

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Old 01-20-2010, 08:03 AM   #14
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I might try that on another computer some time.
Have a try.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 08:10 AM   #15
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I understand your pain. it took me around 3-4tries before I could set up my first Arch install. And back then the wiki didn't have as much detailed information.
 
  


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