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    installation - please help !!!


    is someone know witch keyboard character i can use to put (*) on package or remove it in the arch package installation ???
    please ??

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    If I'm reading this correctly, during the package selection part of the installation process, you're asking how to mark a package for installation?

    As I recall, it's just the space bar to toggle selection, and the arrow keys to move up and down.

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    oh man how i didnt try the SPACE...
    thanks a lot

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    is there any easy video or tutorial on the web about installing arch ?
    i follow the book and this tree videos too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIVcF5t1kZw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l-IZe733a0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmB3VVA9EGI
    and also this tutorial:
    How to Install Arch Linux - A simple, lightweight Linux distribution. - Softpedia
    so i try to install it 6 times and after all of this installation i was have same problem:
    ""startx" - bash: startx: COMMAND NOT FOUND

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    last weak i start to install gentoo and arch.
    and after all this days i didnt made it...
    i have ubuntu and mint,and i want arch or gentoo, why it must be so hard to install them ?
    i'm going crazy....

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    Gentoo I agree is a pain to install. Arch isn't all that hard. If you've gotten to trying startx , you have it installed, right? It's just getting a desktop.

    Startx is owned by xorg-xinit. Have you installed the xorg group?

    Have you read the beginners guide? It has all the information you need.

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    Ok, I looked through the guide you posted. It seems ok until the end. It doesn't mention installing the necessary packages to use startx or have a graphical desktop set up. Also, you should not run X as root. You should create a user first, and then you'll need to edit the user's /.xinitrc file to specify the window manager/desktop environment you want to launch.

    What desktop environment are you looking to install?

    EDIT: Oh, I see. This is an old guide and apparently there was an option to install X during the install process. I don't believe they have that anymore.

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    i dont know what im doing wrong ...
    now i ll try follow step by step book from your link...
    i use ubuntu only 1 mounth, so i dont know linux language... but i dont like ubuntu, it is so sweety....
    now i ll try again with arch, it looks like a great linux os... if i made it,then i will continue trying with gentoo
    thanks
    i thing thats 3 videos are "epic fail" just like one comment says on youtube

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    use ubuntu only 1 mounth, so i dont know linux language...
    Well, Arch is definitely aimed towards somewhat experienced users. As someone new to linux, to succeed with Arch, you'll need to be very patient, and very willing to read and google a lot to figure things out.

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