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    Bonzai11's Avatar
    June 2005
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    Well it's a pretty simple change. I had installed arch before, but I just didn't have the time to fully customize it to my liking.

    Anyone have any tips, pointers or recommendations?

    I plan on using open box for the wm.

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    tint2 is the manly one to use

  4. Post #4
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    Bonzai11's Avatar
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    I actually have the archlinux wiki pages loaded up on my laptop at the moment. Though the open box guide will be nice for setup.

    Do you have any recommendations for a mirror to select I live in south florida and the throttling on the main arch ftp before was a pain.

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    November 2009
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    Just pick something close.
    tint2 is the manly one to use
    Tint2 is nice. I just don't like the lack of program icons, etc.

  6. Post #6
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    Bonzai11's Avatar
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    I think I'm just going to go with easy news. Most usenet servers have great speeds, well at least astraweb does for me.

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    Why doesn't anyone know how to use a wiki?
    Maybe looking up mirrors would yield an answer.

  8. Post #8
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    I did check the wiki and just wanted to ask if anyone had any recommendations for settings or daemons to add.

    Well this POS installer tries to open all the .conf files in /mnt/etc/blah.conf instead of where the file is actually located at /etc/blah.conf.
    I copied all the files to the odd /mnt locations just incase it decides to break because the config files aren't there.

    Then after I simply select the change root password option which leads to a wall of errors because of the missing password command.
    I let it continue for a bit hoping that it would eventually go back to the installer.
    Well I was wrong.
    Now I have to restart the whole entire installation. Because it won't allow you to bypass steps even though they have been configured.

    This is fucking stupid.

    I'm going to try and install again using the core cd install hopefully it will work.

  9. Post #9
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    I did check the wiki and just wanted to ask if anyone had any recommendations for settings or daemons to add.

    Well this POS installer tries to open all the .conf files in /mnt/etc/blah.conf instead of where the file is actually located at /etc/blah.conf.
    I copied all the files to the odd /mnt locations just incase it decides to break because the config files aren't there.

    Then after I simply select the change root password option which leads to a wall of errors because of the missing password command.
    I let it continue for a bit hoping that it would eventually go back to the installer.
    Well I was wrong.
    Now I have to restart the whole entire installation. Because it won't allow you to bypass steps even though they have been configured.

    This is fucking stupid.

    I'm going to try and install again using the core cd install hopefully it will work.
    that happened to me once, shit sucked

  10. Post #10
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    Bonzai11's Avatar
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    Well how did you fix it? Did you download a new install iso or just simply reinstalled?

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    Both options entail reinstalling so I'd start now.

  12. Post #12
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    Well just downloaded the core full install and it worked perfectly.
    Must have been a bad repo or install build.

  13. Post #13
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    March 2008
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    Here is a suggestion

    After installing everything you probably want to background some daemons. It really helps with boot time. Just edit /etc/rc.conf and add a @ infront of the name of it. This tip cut my boot time in about half.

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    November 2009
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    Or use rcconf.

  15. Post #15
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    Ca5bah's Avatar
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    Just pick something close.

    Tint2 is nice. I just don't like the lack of program icons, etc.
    I prefer Xfce4-panel so much more.

  16. Post #16
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    xfce4-panel is master race
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  17. Post #17
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    I'm thinking of switching over to xfce. Awesome wm is really sexy, but tends to go against function some times.

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    YOUR DESKTOP IS SHIT YOU STUPID FUCKS
    Ca5bah's Avatar
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    Xfce isn't too bad, I just recently switched to it after using Openbox for ~6 months.

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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    former openbox nut here, using XFCE as my main desktop environment now.

    Shit's good, most of the applications that come with xfce (thunar, mousepad, xfce4-terminal) I used with openbox anyway. Plus I get desktop icons and don't have to set the background from the terminal.

  20. Post #20
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    July 2009
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    I did check the wiki and just wanted to ask if anyone had any recommendations for settings or daemons to add.

    Well this POS installer tries to open all the .conf files in /mnt/etc/blah.conf instead of where the file is actually located at /etc/blah.conf.
    I copied all the files to the odd /mnt locations just incase it decides to break because the config files aren't there.

    Then after I simply select the change root password option which leads to a wall of errors because of the missing password command.
    I let it continue for a bit hoping that it would eventually go back to the installer.
    Well I was wrong.
    Now I have to restart the whole entire installation. Because it won't allow you to bypass steps even though they have been configured.

    This is fucking stupid.

    I'm going to try and install again using the core cd install hopefully it will work.
    This happened to me once, the installer downloaded everything and exited out to the menu. I assumed everything was fine. I check out my configs and nothing. All I did was to go to the Install part of the menu again and the installation resumed..

  21. Post #21

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    former openbox nut here, using XFCE as my main desktop environment now.

    Shit's good, most of the applications that come with xfce (thunar, mousepad, xfce4-terminal) I used with openbox anyway. Plus I get desktop icons and don't have to set the background from the terminal.
    There are packages for that. You installing xubuntu-desktop?

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    October 2006
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    Quick question. When it says I have to do things as non root user what is the default non root user account? Do I have to create one?

  23. Post #23
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    There are packages for that. You installing xubuntu-desktop?
    xubuntu-desktop is an ubuntu package, not a debian package

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    Quick question. When it says I have to do things as non root user what is the default non root user account? Do I have to create one?
    yes

    do useradd or adduser. they both work but I can't remember which one is guided.
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    do useradd or adduser. they both work but I can't remember which one is guided.
    Cheers, for reference adduser is guided.

  25. Post #25
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    Well I eventually switched to xubuntu for the moment as I deliberate whether to stay with xubuntu, get debian + xfce, or go back to arch then set up xfce.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  26. Post #26

    November 2009
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    xubuntu-desktop is an ubuntu package, not a debian package

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    yes

    do useradd or adduser. they both work but I can't remember which one is guided.
    Then xfce4? Do you know how to check what dependencies a package installs? (check what xfce4 installs)