On 11/26/2017 03:31 PM, Alan E. Davis via arch-general wrote:
Thank you for the tips.
I am able to run either i3 or xfce4 through startx. Not gnome. GDM will not work. I have made another account. I cannot start GDM as root, nor run Gnome through startx/.xinitrc, as root. For now, I am abandoning my experiment with Gnome on this machine. I will also try cinnamon or mate, perhaps enlightenment, and check where that ends up. I wonder whether it's related to Wayland, which I don't understand. The inability to boot up a DM is a concern. Thank you for your thoughts. You got me to thinking about my commitment to Free Software. I will re-double my vigilance against dependence on non-free infrastructure of any kind.
[The following is a probably excessive personal account of my problems and experiences with Non-Free vs Free Software. I hope they don't amount to excuse-making for my slide down the slippery slope. I apologize for this lengthy read.]
FWIW, the last time I tried running ADE through wine it worked flawlessly. Although that was a while ago as I try to avoid Adobe products when possible (at least Amazon manages to be user-friendly while aiding and abetting the industry standard Digital Restrictions Management ;)).
But it is worth noting that you should always use the earlier ADE releases, as ADE 3 and on allow vendors to enable even more highly-restricted-than-before DRM schemes and incidentally break E-Ink device compatibility in the process (which is quite sad even for their perspective).
ADE 1.7 has always worked quite well in wine, and is available via winetricks.