December 15, 2015
Arch Linux Day 2: Setting up GNOME
- Software Installations
For this day, I didn't read up on any tutorials or guides. I just followed the instructions from this video: From Post Install to Xorg. As a result, the rest of this post will mostly be me trying to transcribe the video into written (typed) words.
To enable 64-bit libraries, I edited
/etc/pacman.conf and uncommented the
lines that were about multilib. To update the system, use
To install the 64-bit development libraries, I did:
sudo pacman -S multilib-devel fakeroot git wget jshon make pkg-config \ autoconf automake patch
sudo pacman -S alsa-utils alsamixer # Unmute ALSA channels speaker-test -c 2 # Test sound (2 speakers)
Installing Xorg Base Packages
sudo pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-server-utils mesa sudo pacman -S xf86-video-vesa # Video driver fall-back
Testing if Xorg works
sudo pacman -S xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm startx
A few terminals opened up, so that I knew that xorg was good.
sudo pacman -S gnome gnome-extra sudo systemctl enable gdm.service
After this, I rebooted, and voila, one GNOME login screen was presented. I logged in, and everything was fine, so I began to personalize my setup.