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    Installing a Desktop Environment on Arch Linux


    I was wondering if anybody could work with me or getting a desktop environment on Arch Linux. If you have a pdf book, that would be great.

    Also, I would like to know how to connect to my wireless router or direct connect to my router using Arch Linux.

    I would like any resources in this regard.

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    I've not run Arch, but this page looks quite helpful: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide

    Also, pacman is your friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    I've not run Arch, but this page looks quite helpful: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide

    Also, pacman is your friend.
    To help you out

    I did

    Code:
    sh-4.1# wget https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide
    --2012-06-11 18:51:16--  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide
    Resolving wiki.archlinux.org... 78.46.78.247, 2a01:4f8:120:34c2::2
    Connecting to wiki.archlinux.org|78.46.78.247|:443... connected.
    ERROR: cannot verify wiki.archlinux.org's certificate, issued by `/C=IL/O=StartCom Ltd./OU=Secure Digital Certificate Signing/CN=StartCom Class 2 Primary Intermediate Server CA':
      Unable to locally verify the issuer's authority.
    To connect to wiki.archlinux.org insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'.
    sh-4.1# wget --no-check-certificate https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide
    --2012-06-11 18:52:21--  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide
    Resolving wiki.archlinux.org... 78.46.78.247, 2a01:4f8:120:34c2::2
    Connecting to wiki.archlinux.org|78.46.78.247|:443... connected.
    WARNING: cannot verify wiki.archlinux.org's certificate, issued by `/C=IL/O=StartCom Ltd./OU=Secure Digital Certificate Signing/CN=StartCom Class 2 Primary Intermediate Server CA':
      Unable to locally verify the issuer's authority.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: unspecified [text/html]
    Saving to: `Beginners\'_Guide'
    
        [           <=>                        ] 211,306     61.2K/s   in 3.4s    
    
    2012-06-11 18:52:28 (61.2 KB/s) - `Beginners\'_Guide' saved [211306]
    You can view your downloaded beginners guide in your browser in offline mode then. I did this in Diamond Puppy linux by the way.
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    Thanks alot Roky and Jay. The links helped out alot.

    I've visited the Arch Linux website several times but never saw the segment on installing X Server, nor the beginner's guide.

    Thanks again

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    Yeah... the wiki pages are kinda hard to find on some pages.
    But once you see them, they're a crown jewel!
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    Just to test. I turned off my wreless. Opened the downloaded html in firefox. Browsed the user guide while disconnected from the internet. A lot smaller download than a .pdf file. Works using Dillo browser also in offline mode to.
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    Arch wiki is one of the best sources of information around, the begginers guide (the one linked on second post) has all you need to setup a desktop environment. I am sitting on Gnome3 here

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