Install GNOME and KDE on Arch Linux


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Question : How  to install  KDE  or  Gnome  in  ArchLinux ?ArchlinuxLogo2


In our previous post, we did show you how to install Arch Linux, if you want to install Gnome or Kde, please use the following steps:

1 – First update  repository  using the commands  :

# pacman -Syu 

2- Install KDE/Gnome : Enter the following command:

#packman -Sy kde  kdm  gdm xorg-xinit dbus gnome gnome-extra

3- To activate Xorg  on bellow  environments  :

  • qemu
  • VMware
  • VirtualBox

Use the following command:

pacman -Sy xorg xf86-input-keyboard xf86-input-mouse xf86-video-vesa

Add dbus and gdm to your DAEMONS array so it starts automatically on boot: you can change gdm with kdm if you like it

start  dbus

# rc.d start dbus

add  dbus  to the  daemons  vi  /etc/rc.conf  the  last line


Start Kdm or gdm to get the screen bellow


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