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Old 03-25-2005, 10:52 AM   #16
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I took your advice and ran hwd -s to generate my xorg.conf file. Worked like a charm! Thanks!

Unfortunately, I had some beacoup problems with my xinitrc file. Basically, every time I ran startx from the shell I would get dumped into twm. Ugh.

Anyway, I was able to make my way over to the #archlinux IRC channel and the wonderful gentlemen over there were able to ease my pain and get me, eventually, into fluxbox. Thanks to dadexter especially for that!

At this point I am simply adding packages etc via Pacman to get myself a full running system, but otherwise all is well! Welcome to Archlinux indeed!

ahhh... glad to see you got it all sorted out. What fixed it?
 
Old 03-25-2005, 12:45 PM   #17
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echo "exec fluxbox" > xinitrc I believe

Basically, my xinitrc still had twm in it for some reason.

Thanks again for your help!
 
Old 03-25-2005, 12:53 PM   #18
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mario8723, how long did the arch linux install take? I'm sort of torn between arch and gentoo but gentoo apparently takes 6 hours to install :/

Also I used slackware and found that it just didn't work, at least not very well and it didn't do anything I wanted it to. Though to be fair pkgtool is really impressive and the install is a complete breeze.

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Old 03-25-2005, 05:36 PM   #19
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You can get a base Arch system up in 5 minutes or so if you know your way through the installer. The reason Gentoo takes so long is because everything is compiled from source specifically for your system, 6 hours is a very fast install for Gentoo, I managed to get it up and running in around that time once but I'd installed it a few times before and had a fair idea what I was doing. But what do you expect when using a from-source distro? Can't have everything...
 
Old 03-26-2005, 02:04 AM   #20
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echo "exec fluxbox" > xinitrc I believe

Basically, my xinitrc still had twm in it for some reason.

Thanks again for your help!

lol, that's what I said in IRC!

Well I'm really glad that you got it fixed, now you can enjoy the kickass WM known as fluxbox, along with the kickass distro known as Arch of the kickass OS known as GNU/Linux.


That's 3X the asskicking of windows!


Don't forget ROX! It's a MUST with fluxbox.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 02:37 AM   #21
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Re: Arch or Slack?

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Alright, first things first. Nobody tell the guys in the Slackware forum that I'm here
Ha! Found you! ;-)

I also recognized Arch as an alternative, but I'm waiting to give it a try until the dev's hopefully rethink some things (network install is a pain on 64k downstream). Anyways, I wish you a lot of fun with this distro - perhaps you can report some feedback to some Slackers like me :-)

Greetings,

Seppel
 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:38 PM   #22
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I also recognized Arch as an alternative, but I'm waiting to give it a try until the dev's hopefully rethink some things (network install is a pain on 64k downstream).
You don't have to do a network install, just use the full CD-image. I prefer to use the network install though, so that i can be certain that my system is completely up to date after the install. I think you might want to take a look at this distro. I am currently running dual boot with Arch and Slackware because i love them both.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 08:18 AM   #23
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I just started using Arch about 3 days ago. It reminds me a lot of Slackware with one big difference; pacman. Slackware's short coming in my opinion was its package management. Arch has filled that gap.

I just have a few minor issues I have to work out and my Arch machine will be perfect. I'm really digging it.

Anybody know what the preferred programming language is for Arch? Like, what is pacman written in?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 04:29 AM   #24
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pacman is written in C but like most distros, you can do almost anything with python
 
Old 04-09-2005, 02:10 PM   #25
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Here we go again. Sigh...

I decided to install Arch on my main machine. Pacman'd xorg and hwd but I'm having a problem starting x now. My xinitrc seems to be okay with an echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc thrown in for good measure.

The problem seems to be numerous font renderers? I'm getting errors for about 8-9 font renderers already configured somewhere else or something to that effect? Does anybody have any suggestions at all what to do with this?
 
Old 04-11-2005, 04:27 PM   #26
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Well, I reinstalled Arch again, this time with the 0.7 iso as opposed to the base-iso that I did the first time. Ran xorgconfig, edited the xinitrc file and everything worked fine this time. Not quite sure what the issue was previously, but it's fixed now.

Currently have KDE 3.4 running, but I'm looking to try a different WM/DE. Any favorites out there? I have previously tried fluxbox and it was ok. Any other experiences with blackbox, icefwm etc?

Also, if it helps any, I tried configuring alsa as well and it gave me the same error I believe...

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Old 04-12-2005, 07:57 AM   #27
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I've been a die hard flubbox'er for a while now. Its so customizable and efficient. Here is my new arch install:

www.shinerman.net/images/archnew.png

I changed some things in the last few days so I'll try to show the new screenshot when I get home.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 12:27 AM   #28
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I had "tried" fluxbox the 1st time I installed Arch. Admittedly, as a Linux noob, it was completely different from Gnome and KDE and a bit overwhelming to use, since not everything is laid out for you.

I want to try and use fluxbox or enlightenment etc but they seem very daunting to just "setup". I was playing around with enlightenment last night a bit, but I can't even figure out how to do something simple like change a desktop background. I will admit that I haven't looked at any documentation, but then again, I've checked for about the last hour and can't find ANYTHING on how to setup enlightenment ANYWHERE. Including their home page!

Am I blind? Does anybody have any links/info on how you could begin to use enlightenment from a square one perspective?

I may switch to flux just for the simple fact that I know they have documentation on their web site...

And btw, I'm using DR16.7 which is the only version available via pacman as far as I can tell. So the unofficial guid to DR17 won't work...

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Old 04-13-2005, 12:58 AM   #29
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Btw Seppel, you NEED to get ARCH!!!
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:55 AM   #30
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I had "tried" fluxbox the 1st time I installed Arch. Admittedly, as a Linux noob, it was completely different from Gnome and KDE and a bit overwhelming to use, since not everything is laid out for you.

I want to try and use fluxbox or enlightenment etc but they seem very daunting to just "setup". I was playing around with enlightenment last night a bit, but I can't even figure out how to do something simple like change a desktop background. I will admit that I haven't looked at any documentation, but then again, I've checked for about the last hour and can't find ANYTHING on how to setup enlightenment ANYWHERE. Including their home page!

Am I blind? Does anybody have any links/info on how you could begin to use enlightenment from a square one perspective?

I may switch to flux just for the simple fact that I know they have documentation on their web site...

And btw, I'm using DR16.7 which is the only version available via pacman as far as I can tell. So the unofficial guid to DR17 won't work...
Your not blind. Everything is done in configuration files with fluxbox. If you give it a go, pacman -S fluxbox-devel so you get all the goodies with the devel version. Then add fluxbox to .xinitrc(exec fluxbox). Then you will have a .fluxbox directory in your home directory. All the conf files are in there.

If you need further assistance I'll be glad to give you my configuration files. Also, the fluxbox FAQ is a big help as well.
 
  


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