I have recently installed Arch Linux and since I'm new to hard it's a little hard to get around the things in here.

I wanted to know how I can instal cinnamon desktop environment with SliM display manager.

By now, I know how to install Arch system and boot into the root account. I have also installed the system X and currently I'm able see the basic GUI using:


I installed cinnamon and slim using:

 # pacman -S cinnamon
 # pacman -S slim

The problem, now, is that I don't know how to configure both the programs to start at boot.


Take a look at the ArchLinux wiki on SLiM, especially this sections: Enabling SLiM and multiple environments.

  • It took me some time and I had to finally install the system again. Although I am able to log in properly using root account, but still non root users can not login. Don't know why. Jun 20 '13 at 19:08

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