Sorry for asking an install Q - but I havn't been able to find a nice install guide to arch. I followed through the basic install and only installed the base packages. Everything works fine. I'd like to go now and install fluxbox, will pacman -S fluxbox simply do? Right now if I 'startx' I get the error command not found. How do I go about setting up a wm?
Great. Thanks for the links. Looks like first I'll have to synchronize the local packages database with the remote repositories in pacman using
But it looks like arch didn't auto set up my network - which I guess makes sense considering I only installed the base packages. Ill have to get my interent set up before moving on.
Thanks for the timely response ozar.
*hrm... I just did a little research and learned dhcpcd was included in the "base" category. I'm pretty sure that's what I would need for a cable connection. I'm not sure how to 'test' my internet connection so I'll have to find some way to troubleshoot...
**kk after a little digging I went into /etc/rc.conf and edited my networking options. I had to set
Appears as of now everything is going all right.
Here are some nice install tutorials, which cover mostly everything:
Those are the ones I used personally, and they helped a lot. Good luck.
ifconfig eth0 up
you can also edit (I believe this is the file not on arch right now) /etc/rc.conf
and add services to start at boot like your internet and cups etc....
Great. Thanks for the replies and links - I have a bit of reading to do =)
Right now everything is going alright, I have my internet running and fluxbox working. The only problem as of now is that my screen is small. It doesn't take up the entire space of the laptops monitor, just the center of it. I've been messing with xorg.conf, but considering the fact that the shell console is also experiencing the problem I don't think the problem lies within xorg.conf. I've been trying to get help in this thread but no one has replied. I can't find any fixes via google either... guess I just gotta dig deeper =)