Install GNOME and KDE on Arch Linux

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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  • le hollandais volant

    But this does not share files between the two accounts, does-it ? And the files (KDE’s and Gnome’s are mixeds).

    You can also use 2 accounts, and share the files :

  • pirat9

    le partage na rien avoir avec les sessions , avec Samba ou webdav tu peux partager les fichiers et dossiers comme tu veux

  • Wbaldwin80

    nope didnt work.

  • Enus P Shazbot

    You spelled pacman wrong in step 2.