sim_tcr
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installed archlinux-hf-2013-02-11. How to start GUI Desktop?

Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:44 pm

Hello,

I am very new to arch linux. I just flashed archlinux-hf-2013-02-11. When booted I am at a command promt. Logged in with root and root.

Now how do i get in to GUI? What is the command?

Thanks,
Simon Mandy
http://raspisimon.no-ip.org
Raspberry Pi Model B x 2, Raspberry Pi 2 x 2, Transcend 32GB Class 10, Transcend 16GB Class 10, Transcend 8GB Class 4, Custom 12V 1.5A (stepped down to 5.5V)

pepedog
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Re: installed archlinux-hf-2013-02-11. How to start GUI Desk

Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:30 pm

First, update with

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pacman -Syu
sync
reboot
To install say lxde and a browser (hit enter at any options)

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pacman -S xf86-video-fbdev lxde xorg-xinit
and to start

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xinit /usr/bin/lxsession


sdjf
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Re: installed archlinux-hf-2013-02-11. How to start GUI Desk

Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:40 am

What all the above means is that ArchLinux does not come with a GUI, you have to install it! Pepedog and Cloudcentric have both provided instructions for how to do that.

Then if there are more GUI applications you want to run on your Pi, you get to pick what you want!

There is a cool wiki page describing a good number of basic applications we have available in ArchLinux, most will be available for the Pi:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Li ... plications

I found out about some interesting stuff on that page!
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