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i just got done with my install of arch, and have done the following: pacman -Sy fluxbox pacman -Sy gdm pacman -Sy gnome but i still cant boot into GDM, ...
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    i just got done with my install of arch, and have done the following:

    pacman -Sy fluxbox

    pacman -Sy gdm

    pacman -Sy gnome



    but i still cant boot into GDM, or fluxbox

    when i do "fluxbox" in the script it says cannot connect with XServer reverting back to level "C"

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    What says the X log file? Does it shows any errors?
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    And what is your video card model? Did you install the driver for it? And how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dracule
    i just got done with my install of arch, and have done the following:

    pacman -Sy fluxbox

    pacman -Sy gdm

    pacman -Sy gnome



    but i still cant boot into GDM, or fluxbox

    when i do "fluxbox" in the script it says cannot connect with XServer reverting back to level "C"
    You'll probably need to follow the installation guide, and a few wiki pages to get up and fully running:

    Install: http://archlinux.org/static/docs/arc...all-guide.html

    Xorg: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg

    Xorg7: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg7

    Gnome: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gnome

    GDM: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GDM

    Fluxbox: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fluxbox
    oz

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    I am running the "nv" driver. when i do startx it says
    "no screens found.
    Fatal error blah blah blah (sorry its really hard to list it all because i cant copy and paste it)"

    i did xorgconfig, set everything up just like my other distros, but for somereason, it still wont launch it.

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    Go here and look at #7:

    http://wiki.x.org/wiki/FAQErrorMessages

    You might need to try the vesa driver if nv won't work.
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    here is what it outputs when i do "X"

    (EE) unable to load module "nv"
    (EE) driver does not exist


    Ive tried vesa, but that doesnt work either, i guess ill have to try to reinstall the nvidia drivers again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracule
    here is what it outputs when i do "X"

    (EE) unable to load module "nv"
    (EE) driver does not exist


    Ive tried vesa, but that doesnt work either, i guess ill have to try to reinstall the nvidia drivers again.
    Installing the NVIDIA drivers again won't change anything, because you specified the "nv" driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You must choose "nvidia" instead.

    If you want to use the free driver, then install the package "xserver-xorg-video-nv".
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    ohh, i thought the nv driver was the unaccelerated driver of the nvidia and came with it. entirely my mistake. ill try it in the morning and thank you for all your help so far. i never met a better bunch of people.

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    sorry for waiting so long, have been pretty busy....

    what is the command for exiting&saving in vim?

    "pacman -Sy xserver-xorg-video-nv" doesnt work, so i tried switching to nvidia, but couldnt find it in xorgconfig, so i decided to try and run vim to change it and save it. but after i change it, i cant find the command to exit and save it. when i use the one they tell me to use, my computer just beeps.

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    You have to be root to edit and save the xorg.conf file, and the write/quit command is:

    :wq
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