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Old 02-11-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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Installing X on Arch?


I'm the newest it gets, when it comes to being new on Linux. I'm very computer savvy, just not Linux savvy.

So I followed the tutorial here and I got the error http://puu.sh/6ROkN.png

What am I doing wrong? Please remember, I have no Linux knowledge of any kind. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 02:28 AM   #2
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New to Linux and you start with Arch!!!???????? That is one of the most difficult distro's out there. Try something else instead like: Fedora or Mandriva or Ubuntu or Xubuntu.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 03:34 AM   #3
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read the guides on the wiki
then REREAD THEM

then REREAD THEM while writing out ( on PAPER with a pencil ) a "install outline"

then while REREADING the guides
make corrections to the outline you used that #2 pencil on the paper

then
fallow that install outline

you know what ....
that sounds like how one would study for a mid-term


or
use a distro that is TARGETED at the "net to linux user"
like Linux Mint
or even OpenSUSE

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Old 02-11-2014, 03:54 AM   #4
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Nothing wrong with jumping in at the deep end with Arch, if you're prepared to do a lot of websearching, reading, and headscratching. I don't think running Mint, Ubuntu, or OpenSuse, for a time would help. Arch is very different.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 05:10 AM   #5
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Sometimes when people say computer savy they mean windows savy.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 05:11 AM   #6
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Don't be intimidated by the guards at the gate - one learns faster as a debutant - one is free of prejudices.

As an anarchic debutant, it seems to me that pacman hasn't yet been set up properly. Core, Extra and Community are the name of the repositories in which pacman wants to search - you haven't yet set them up properly.

So check out your pacman installation first.

But, remember, I am just an anarchic debutant who is slack in his ways and has not been initiated in the aural traditions of the high parrots
 
Old 02-11-2014, 05:27 AM   #7
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Whilst I agree doing Arch as a first install might be lots of fun, I'd not go delving too deep into pacman just yet.
I'd be more concerned the Beginners Guide hadn't been followed precisely - if you feel the need to skip bits, you're doing it all wrong. There is a section earlier (in the guide) for setting up the mirrors for example.

But I too haven't done an install in a long time, so treat this as you may.
 
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:39 AM   #8
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Whilst I agree doing Arch as a first install might be lots of fun, I'd not go delving too deep into pacman just yet.
I'd be more concerned the Beginners Guide hadn't been followed precisely - if you feel the need to skip bits, you're doing it all wrong. There is a section earlier (in the guide) for setting up the mirrors for example.
Yes, that's good advice.

It is very important to get familiar with the documentation. It is the foundation for everything else.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 07:42 AM   #9
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Hey Arch is great check this out.
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Arch Linux uses a package manager called Pacman, and it's pretty darn awesome. Before you can use it in your new installation though, you'll need to do a few things. Start by editing its configuration file with:P

nano /etc/pacman.conf
Scroll down to the "Repositories" section. The [core], [extra], and [community] repositories should already be uncommented, but if you're on a 64-bit machine, you should also enable the [multilib] repository, which lets you install both 64- and 32-bit programs. To do so, add the following lines to the bottom of the config file:P

[multilib]
Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
If you're on a 32-bit system, you shouldn't need to edit anything in here right now, but it's a good idea to take a look around, since this is where you'll add any extra repositories in the future. When you're done, go ahead and exit, saving any changes you might have made.P

When you're done, run the following command to refresh your repository list (if you made any changes):P

pacman -Sy
We'll talk more about how to use Pacman in a little bit. For now, head to the next step.P
I got that from this guide

http://lifehacker.com/5680453/build-...in-the-process

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:36 AM   #10
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pacman -Syy
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:41 PM   #11
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archbang comes with the gui already installed and set up.

http://wiki.archbang.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
 
  


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