I have successfully installed Arch Linux 2016 on my Virtualbox. But that was Arch Linux with no Desktop Environment, so its pretty unusable since I want a complete desktop based on Arch Linux. On this tutorial, I am going to install Budgie Desktop on my Arch Linux 2016. Since this is my first time, it took some times to get Budgie Desktop installed on my Arch Linux 2016.
Steps to install Budgie Desktop on Arch Linux 2016
Step 1. Install xorg
First of all, we need to install xorg and xorg-server package. In Terminal console (since we don’t have any GUI yet), execute this command.
pacman -S xorg xorg-server
Step 2. Install Budgie Desktop
After xorg and xorg-server package were installed, we can now install budgie desktop. Use this command to install it
pacman -S budgie-desktop
Step 3. Install Display Manager
There are several Display Manager available. But here, I choose to install GDM (Gnome Display Manager).
pacman -S gdm
Start gdm service and enable it on every boot
systemctl start gdm.service
systemctl enable gdm.service
At this point, we now have Budgie Desktop and GDM Login installed. We can start using Arch Linux 2016 with Budgie Desktop.
Category: Arch Linux