[arch-general] Question about pacman and installing Gnome

Paulo Santos paulo.r.santos at sapo.pt
Mon Oct 4 11:44:20 EDT 2010


Christian wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had to do a reinstall of my machine so I did that and for some reason, Gnome doesn't start proprely. I am visually impaired so I can't see the screen until I have logged into Gnome and started Orca, the screen reader for Gnome.
> Here is what I do.
> pacman -S xorg xf86-video-ati xf86-input-keyboard xf86-input-mouse gnome gnome-extra gnome-system-tools
> Then I did:
> pacman -S gamin
> pacman -S gdm
> I have however got a protocol error so I had to restart some of the downloads above, but will pacman check the packages so that they are completely downloaded?
> Anyway, I then did:
> /etc/rc.d/hal start
> /etc/rc.d/gdm start and I did all of this as root.
> Then I can read that the screen goes into the graphical environment since BRLTTY and Speakup, the console screen readers tell me that.
> I wait for about 30 seconds before I login as my user but nothing happens when I press enter after I have entered my password.
> Have I missed something?
> This is like I did before.
> I have added my user to the video group as well as the others recommended on the beginners guide.
> Any thoughts?
> Many thanks,
> Christian

You can try auto-login by editing /etc/gdm/custom.conf and, under
[daemon] put:


Maybe something changed in the latest gnome update and you can't login
the same way you did.

Best regards,
Paulo Santos

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