Problem with X11 and XORG - Desktop Customization & Workflow

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lolimsoasd
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I inst alled arch on my netbook, after installing X11 and Xorg, I sttart the x server and:

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only a little white shell box opens, I can see mouse as well. Typing "exit" into the shell terminates X.

Is this a problem, or just the fact that I haven't installed any desktop environment yet (Gnome, KDE etc..?)
TheShadowFog
Long time nixers
This is not a problem.

It's just using the default wm(TWM I think.)

Install a windows manager that you like and then add it to your .xinitrc.

and then type startx.
lolimsoasd
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Which one do you prefer?

I've only used KDE and Gnome, I liked KDE better. But is there even some better one? :)
TheShadowFog
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Well. I don't use a desktop environment. I just use a plain old wm.

I currently use dwm.

Here is the arch wiki's page about it: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dwm
yrmt
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looks like only an xterm is opened. install whatever wm/de you like and add it to .xinitrc ;)
pac
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If you really want DE installed then I believe xfce is the most lightweight out there. If you want something more faster and ever more lighter, then consider using window manager.
yrmt
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fvwm is lighter than xfce ;)
pac
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(04-09-2012, 03:48 PM)Beastie Wrote: fvwm is lighter than xfce ;)
I must confess, it does look great. But isn't fvwm a wm? If it is, no wonder why it's lighter than xfce. :)
yrmt
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Fvwm is a desktop environment with a crapton of features.
lolimsoasd
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Installed fluxbox. Now writing this post from the netbook!

Wow linux is great. Never found it out by using stupid distros like ubuntu....
Phyrne
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(05-09-2012, 03:36 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote: Installed fluxbox. Now writing this post from the netbook!

Wow linux is great. Never found it out by using stupid distros like ubuntu....

Glad to hear you've got it set up how you want :) If you're planning on using Arch for a while, you'll want to read through the relevant wiki pages for what you desire. Learning your system fully is the best way to handle/manage it.
lolimsoasd
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(05-09-2012, 08:32 AM)Phyrne Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 03:36 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote: Installed fluxbox. Now writing this post from the netbook!

Wow linux is great. Never found it out by using stupid distros like ubuntu....

Glad to hear you've got it set up how you want :) If you're planning on using Arch for a while, you'll want to read through the relevant wiki pages for what you desire. Learning your system fully is the best way to handle/manage it.

Yeah I've been reading it and wow - it's huge :D so much information in it. I think I'll stick with this. Just need to make some font changes and change the theme of fluxbox ! :)
TheShadowFog
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(05-09-2012, 09:40 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 08:32 AM)Phyrne Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 03:36 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote: Installed fluxbox. Now writing this post from the netbook!

Wow linux is great. Never found it out by using stupid distros like ubuntu....

Glad to hear you've got it set up how you want :) If you're planning on using Arch for a while, you'll want to read through the relevant wiki pages for what you desire. Learning your system fully is the best way to handle/manage it.

Yeah I've been reading it and wow - it's huge :D so much information in it. I think I'll stick with this. Just need to make some font changes and change the theme of fluxbox ! :)

Oh btw, speaking of fonts, you should also check out the terminus font.
lolimsoasd
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(05-09-2012, 10:15 AM)TheShadowFog Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 09:40 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 08:32 AM)Phyrne Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 03:36 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote: Installed fluxbox. Now writing this post from the netbook!

Wow linux is great. Never found it out by using stupid distros like ubuntu....

Glad to hear you've got it set up how you want :) If you're planning on using Arch for a while, you'll want to read through the relevant wiki pages for what you desire. Learning your system fully is the best way to handle/manage it.

Yeah I've been reading it and wow - it's huge :D so much information in it. I think I'll stick with this. Just need to make some font changes and change the theme of fluxbox ! :)

Oh btw, speaking of fonts, you should also check out the terminus font.

The link you posted doesn't work... But i'll google it!
TheShadowFog
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(07-09-2012, 03:17 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 10:15 AM)TheShadowFog Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 09:40 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 08:32 AM)Phyrne Wrote:
(05-09-2012, 03:36 AM)lolimsoasd Wrote: Installed fluxbox. Now writing this post from the netbook!

Wow linux is great. Never found it out by using stupid distros like ubuntu....

Glad to hear you've got it set up how you want :) If you're planning on using Arch for a while, you'll want to read through the relevant wiki pages for what you desire. Learning your system fully is the best way to handle/manage it.

Yeah I've been reading it and wow - it's huge :D so much information in it. I think I'll stick with this. Just need to make some font changes and change the theme of fluxbox ! :)

Oh btw, speaking of fonts, you should also check out the terminus font.

The link you posted doesn't work... But i'll google it!

Oops. Try this:

http://www.archlinux.org/packages/commun...minus-font

You can also just:

Code:
sudo pacman -S terminus-font