Install GNOME and KDE on Arch Linux

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

Answer:

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 
#pacman-db-upgrade

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

DAEMONS=...dbus  

Start Kdm or gdm to get the screen bellow

 #gdm 


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