using startx to run gnome
chris.w1gm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 16:53:54 EST 2011
On my arch linux system I discovered that I needed to install a couple packages beyond gnome and gnome-extras.
Installing the xdg-user-dirs package eliminated the need for the
XDG variables in the .xinitrc file. I also found that the PYTHONPATH varialbe was not needed.
I also discovered that the gnome-terminal needs to be installed as a
separate arch package.
So my .xinitrc consists of one "exec" command and no exports.
I suggest that other arch linux users insttall gnome and take orca for a test drive.
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 01:10:25PM -0500, Igor Gueths wrote:
> It's been a while since I've configured ORca and friends since I haven't
> upgraded in a while, but here goes. While I don't use Arch on this laptop, this
> Xinitrc that I use to get this going will probably help:
> export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/gnome/share
> export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/opt/gnome/etc/xdg
> exec dbus-launch --exit-with-session gnome-session
> You may have to modify paths and things a bit from the above, but assuming you
> have stuff in /opt it should work. As for Orca, if I recall I first ran orca -t,
> and selected the option to have it run at startup. Hope this helps somewhat.
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:01:06PM -0500, Christopher Moore wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm trying to run gnome using startx rather than gdm on arch linux.
> > Does anyone have an example of a .xinitrc file to get me started?
> > I can get into gnome, but my environment variables such as $PATH
> > aren't set because I can't start orca with
> > altl+f2 orca (enter).
> > Thanks for any help.
> > Chris
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