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Old 03-01-2006, 07:28 AM   #1
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Question New install, questions on xorg and shutdown scripts

Hi guys,

I am new to linux and new to Arch. I've been running Slackware for a couple of weeks and I am starting to understand how to get it to do what I want, with the help of the guys on this forum.

I had another 5G on my drive and I wanted to try a high-performance distro. I installed Arch base 0.7.1 and I have a few questions.

1) I get a warning message from xfce that it will not work unless I update /etc/hosts with my hostname. Why is this required?

2) I can't start a terminal session by clicking the terminal icon on xfce menu. Nothing happens. (It is set to xfterm4.) When I installed rxvt and added an icon for that, when I click on it a window opens and closes instantly. I'm no expert on xfce, but I have used it for a couple of weeks on Slackware and I haven't had any problems configuring new menu items. I have many terminals working over there.

3) My touchpad doesn't scroll (also doesn't work on Slackware, but *does* work on live CD distros using 2.6+ kernels)

4) I added the arno-iptables-firewall script which gets started before the network (added it as a daemon- it isn't really, but it works.) It also starts again on system shutdown! What do I have to do to make it not do anything on shutdown?

It could be my imagination but it does seem like Arch responds very quickly. xfce is a little broken now but it comes up very fast. So do the apps. This is encouraging, I hope I can get everything to work and it will still be fast!


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