Wednesday, January 2, 2013

How to install x window system (X11) on Archlinux

After installing archlinux, there is nothing, the first way i want to test the x window system(X11), X11 is basic GUI desktop there's nothing on there. Just plain desktop without any menu, just some xterm apps to run application.
About xorg:
The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. The development work is being done in conjunction with the freedesktop.org community.



Official sites:
www.x.org

To installing xorg on archlinux just follow these steps

1. Install xorg
open terminal then login as root  or super user
#pacman -S xorg

This will install all xorg video driver, if you want to specific, then choose that you needs. To install all just enter.

2. Instal X, to run X window system
#pacman -S xorg-xinit xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm

This will install some basic apps to run x server




3. Run X
After you install that, then run by type:
#startx

You will see like this just plain desktop.


If the x windows is work then you can continue to install any desktop environtment.

On this x windows you can also run GUI based application, like firefox, file manager, etc.

To exit X, just type exit.

Done & Enjoy.

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