[arch-general] Question about pacman and installing Gnome

Christian christian08 at runbox.com
Mon Oct 4 12:35:17 EDT 2010


On 2010-10-04 at 17:34 Guillaume ALAUX wrote:

>On 4 October 2010 17:15, Christian <christian08 at runbox.com> 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
>> will pacman check the packages so that they are completely downloaded?
>Yes pacman checks md5sums
>I don't know if this is related but I noticed since the last gnome
>update that when gdm displays the list of usernames, you can't select
>the first one by just pressing enter. That used to work and was very
>handy cause you didn't have to grab the mouse : wait for gdm to start
>then press enter, the password, enter again and there you were. Maybe
>you are just stuck at the user list ?!

Yes, that's maybe correct. Since I am th eonly user how do I select the only user, I can't just press enter twice and then enter my password?
I will try also the auto logon thing.
Many thanks,

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