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Old 01-20-2010, 10:50 AM   #16
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As I said I will try again on either another computer or in a virtual machine.

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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
Who would have ever thought that Xorg doesn't come with generic mouse/keyboard drivers, and they have to be installed separately

Also a minor thing is that the vi editor that comes with it doesn't say whether it's in insert or command mode at the bottom, like vim. That seriously confused me a few times.

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Old 01-20-2010, 02:42 PM   #17
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I just installed Arch on another computer (and got X working with FVWM2, I am writing from it now). Because I know the process, I will probably try it on my main box later.

I installed it on a laptop that could hardly run XP and was very slow with Fedora + GNOME, but it feels really fast now with Arch + FVWM2 + xf86-video-sis!

By the way, why is Firefox in Arch Linux called "Shiretoko"?

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Old 01-20-2010, 03:10 PM   #18
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By the way, why is Firefox in Arch Linux called "Shiretoko"?
I believe it traces to Mozilla rules---anytime you recompile their stuff and change something, you can't use their official names.

My Thunderbird is named "Shredder"---no exactly confidence-inspiring......

Glad to hear you got over the "X hump"
 
Old 01-20-2010, 04:12 PM   #19
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I already got it installed on my main computer.

One funny thing is that I am unable to access my data on my flash drive, on both Slackware and Arch! But it did work with Arch on the other computer I tried installing Arch on, though.

I execute the command:

Code:
$ su
Password:
# cd /media/fl
# mount /dev/sdb1 .
# ls                   # No Output!
# umount .
# umount .
umount: .: not mounted # first worked but now failed, so it must have been mounted. But where's the data?
Note that the first umount did not give an error, so it was mounted. But the data is nowhere to be seen! I wonder what's wrong?

EDIT:

My hard drive is /dev/sda, with 2 partitions: root (dev/sda1) and swap (/dev/sda2).

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:25 PM   #20
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Read more about the Shiretoko project here --> http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2009/06...ver-shiretoko/
 
  


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