[Arm-dev] Attempt to install Xfce by hand

Pablo Sebastián Greco pablo at fliagreco.com.ar
Wed Oct 17 09:27:50 UTC 2018


El 15/10/18 a las 17:54, Robert Moskowitz escribió:
> Added vncserver.  See below
> On 10/14/18 9:43 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 10/14/18 9:34 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> On 10/14/18 8:25 AM, Pablo Sebastián Greco wrote:
>>>> Robert,
>>>> El 14/10/18 a las 08:51, Robert Moskowitz escribió:
>>>>> On 10/12/18 3:24 PM, Pablo Sebastián Greco wrote:
>>>>>> El 12/10/18 a las 14:08, Robert Moskowitz escribió:
>>>>>>> So I shouldn't rush out to do more testing.  I may have the 
>>>>>>> group 'soon' and do it right?  I can afford to assign more time 
>>>>>>> to my paid consulting right now!
>>>>>> Please test as much as you can, I don't know how long it will 
>>>>>> take me to add the groups
>>>>> So let's start afresh.  I edited the seemingly appropriate group 
>>>>> xml files I picked up from the main Centos repo. First I built a 
>>>>> clean install, did yum update, added the epel1 repo, and created a 
>>>>> user. Then I installed the rpms from the X11 DE:
>>>>> yum install glx-utils initial-setup-gui mesa-dri-drivers 
>>>>> plymouth-system-theme spice-vdagent xorg-x11-drivers 
>>>>> xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-utils xorg-x11-xauth xorg-x11-xinit 
>>>>> xvattr tigervnc-server wayland-protocols-devel 
>>>>> xorg-x11-drv-keyboard xorg-x11-drv-libinput xorg-x11-drv-mouse 
>>>>> xorg-x11-drv-openchrome
>>>>> there was:
>>>>> No package xorg-x11-drv-openchrome available.
>>>>> But that SHOULD be OK.  Then I installed the Xfce DE:
>>>>> yum install Thunar xfce-utils xfce4-panel xfce4-session 
>>>>> xfce4-settings xfconf xfdesktop xfwm4 gdm leafpad openssh-askpass 
>>>>> orage polkit-gnome thunar-archive-plugin thunar-volman tumbler 
>>>>> xfce4-appfinder xfce4-icon-theme xfce4-power-manager 
>>>>> xfce4-session-engines xfce4-terminal xfwm4-theme-nodoka 
>>>>> xfwm4-themes pinentry
>>>>> No package xfce-utils available.
>>>>> No package leafpad available.
>>>>> No package xfce4-icon-theme available.
>>>>> No package xfwm4-theme-nodoka available.
>>>> Those 4 pkgs are also unavailable on x86. I don't know if you 
>>>> tested, but I think you should test the steps in x86, and then 
>>>> replicate them on arm
>>> I really don't have an x86 available for testing!  Just my 
>>> notebooks, and I need those as they are...
>> No screensaver tool listed in settings.  No background theme. No 
>> background theme is no biggie, but no screensaver control?
> Setting up vncserver was easy.  The only thing to note is that the 
> xstartup is for gnome.  Change as follows for Xfce:
> # exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> exec  /bin/sh /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc
> [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
> [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
> xsetroot -solid grey
> xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
> startxfce4 &
> You have to first start vncserver so that you get the gnome xstartup 
> file.  Then you edit it, stop vncserver, and restart it. Very 
> challenging.  See my bug: 633811
> With no screensaver, the session never locks.  I went away for a 
> doctor's appt and came back 2 hours later and still had the open, 
> unlocked, vnc session.  Of course my notebook's desktop was locked.
> I inserted a usb drive, and when I went to mount it, it polkit dialog 
> asked for my password.  My user account is in group wheel. I installed 
> k3b, attached a usb CD/DVD writer, but k3b did not 'see' /dev/sr0 and 
> threw an error.  These are selinux policy issues that I don't know how 
> to adjust.
> Anyway, I am putting Centos-arm work away and going back to Nethserver 
> (which is still Centos-arm) until Pablo is able to make the necessary 
> DE group(s).  Or someone else much more skilled than I.
Yesterday I got the xml from epel, and now the groups are available in 
our rebuild.
I didn't automate it yet, so I need to rebuild repodata manually to add 
the groups, so they may not be there all the time.
> And thanks Pablo for getting it this far along!
Thanks. Pablo
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