Arch Linux EFI Installation

Part 3 - Installing Gnome desktop environment

Posted by Adones Pitogo on Mar 14, 2016; Updated on 27th, Jan, 2018

You can add gnome desktop environment by installing gnome package as a whole. But this is not the recommended way of installing gnome following the KISS mentality in Arch Linux. Let’s install only the basic packages we need in order to have a working desktop environment and install additional packages in the future as needed.

Make sure you are connected to the enternet before proceeding.

Install the basic packages:

# pacman -S gdm gnome-shell nautilus gnome-terminal gnome-tweak-tool gnome-control-center xdg-user-dirs networkmanager gnome-keyring network-manager-applet

Enable gdm service:

# systemctl enable gdm
# systemctl enable NetworkManager

Login as a normal user (not root) and then create default home folders:

$ xdg-user-dirs-update



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