Installing GUI (Cinnamon Desktop) and Basic Softwares in Arch Linux

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Matei Cezar

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30 Responses

  1. allan says:

    thank you after a struggle i finally did it credits to you

  2. Ovid Herron says:

    My System Settings don’t seem to be working correctly..
    Any ideas on what could have caused this issue?

    • Matei Cezar says:

      It could be a bug in Cinnamon System Settings. Try capture the errors and reply on Arch mail list or forums.

  3. Dan says:

    Thankyou for the guide, it worked great!!

  4. Yaser says:

    Finally I installed Arch linux with your complete easy step by step guide . Thank you so much

  5. Daniel says:

    This is the third tutorial of yours that i go through and I just have to say how grateful I am, thanks!

  6. om says:

    I really appreciate your tutorials. The best of what I have seen for now on installing Arch. Thank you

  7. mesam says:

    Hi, I actually am trying to access cinnamon in a VM. MY computer is a windows laptop and i want to switch back and forth between the two would i be able to do that if i follow the steps above? I have installed cinnamon using the following steps:

    yum grouplist

    yum groupinstall “Cinnamon Desktop” –skip-broken

    systemctl set-default graphical.target /// this last command is to make sure that the cinnamon launches in graphical mode, but when this is done i don’t see anything happen?

    I’d appreciate if anyone could give me some help!

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Mesam,
      Have you rebooted the machine after last command? if not, just reboot the machine and see its taking you into graphical mode..

  8. Ziyan says:

    nevermind, I’ve found a solution, thanks for the tutorial, very helpful.

  9. Ziyan says:

    um… I followed all the steps, but when I logged in to GDM, my username is not listed, so I have to log in as root as my username,, how can I make my user available? .__.

  10. David says:

    Amazing, thank you! Just what I needed.

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