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Install GNOME Desktop Environment In Arch Linux

Install GNOME Desktop Environment In Arch Linux

Insight: How To Install GNOME Desktop Environment In Arch Linux

There are plenty of desktop environment available for Linux based operating systems. Gnome desktop environment is one of the popular desktop environment which is default desktop environment for Ubuntu. In this post, we will show you the easy way to install GNOME desktop environment in Arch Linux.

Install GNOME Desktop Environment In Arch Linux

How To Install GNOME Desktop Environment In Arch Linux

Open terminal in Arch Linux and run the following  command before installing Gnome Desktop.

Update your Arch Linux:

$ sudo pacman -Syu

Reboot Arch Linux:

$ sudo reboot

Now, Install X Window System (xorg):

$ sudo pacman -S xorg xorg-server

Now, You can install Gnome desktop environment with the command below:

$ sudo pacman -S gnome

Now, start and enable gdm service ( It is installed during installation of Gnome) :

$ sudo systemctl start gdm.service
$ sudo systemctl enable gdm.service

Now, Reboot your Arch system so that you cano log in to the recently installed GNOME desktop environment.

$ sudo reboot

Important Note:
There are plenty of other DMs (display manager) beside Gnome display manager . Here is the  list of graphical DMs:

  • LXDM — LXDE display manager.
  • MDM — Fork of GDM 2 and used in Linux Mint .
  • LightDM — Cross-desktop display manager.
  • SDDM — QML-based display manager.
  • XDM — X display manager.



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