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Problem with X11 and XORG - lolimsoasd - 04-09-2012

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..?)


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - TheShadowFog - 04-09-2012

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.


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - lolimsoasd - 04-09-2012

Which one do you prefer?

I've only used KDE and Gnome, I liked KDE better. But is there even some better one? :)


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - TheShadowFog - 04-09-2012

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


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - yrmt - 04-09-2012

looks like only an xterm is opened. install whatever wm/de you like and add it to .xinitrc ;)


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - pac - 04-09-2012

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.


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - yrmt - 04-09-2012

fvwm is lighter than xfce ;)


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - pac - 04-09-2012

(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. :)


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - yrmt - 04-09-2012

Fvwm is a desktop environment with a crapton of features.


RE: Problem with X11 and XORG - lolimsoasd - 05-09-2012

Installed fluxbox. Now writing this post from the netbook!

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