Sun Feb 18 13:59:59 2018 UTC

Finish up your installation

And now ?

Now you have a brand new base NuTyX installed. If you already know how to go on to get a graphical interface, you can directly check the website documentation. If you wondering how to install a complete graphical interface, continue reading.

Updating the meta data about available packages

We need to inform your NuTyX about all the available packages that can be installed. An alias is available for that:
[sudo] password for charly:
You enter now the password you specified during the installation, and synchronisation starts:
Synchronisation is done. You are now ready to install the rest of the packages to obtain a graphical NuTyX interface.

Desktop installation:

You can now choose your favorite desktop. Under NuTyX: kde5, xfce4, mate, lxqt, lxde, openbox, enlightenment, flwm, ratpoison, etc are available.

Available desktops:
kde5 kde5-extra
get kde5 kde5-extra
lxqt lxqt-extra
get lxqt lxqt-extra
xfce4 xfce4-extra
get xfce4 xfce4-extra
mate mate-extra
get mate mate-extra
get lxde
get openbox
get enlightenment
get jwm
get blackbox
get icewm
get ratpoison
get flwm
get i3wm

Installation of a login manager

To be able to start a graphical session under NuTyX, you can choose between the "automatic", "semi-automatic" and "manual" modus.

You can start a graphical session from a non graphical console as well.

Automatic graphical login

Let's start to install the login session:
get lxdm
[sudo] password for charly:
You Now enter the password you specified at the installation and installation starts:
No need to configure anything.

Semi-Automatic graphical login

The slim login manager will be installed:
get slim
To take full advantage of the slim functionality, it's recommended to provide an .xinitrc configuration file at the root of the home directory.

If no configuration file is supplied, some of the functionality will not work properly.

Manual graphical login

The xdm login manager will be install. It's a very simple application and therefore needs an .xinitrc configuration file at the root of the home directory.
get xorg-xdm
Let's configure the .xinitrc configuration file.

We copy the available xinitrc file from the xorg-xinit packager already installed:

cp /etc/X11/app-defaults/xinitrc ~/.xinitrc
Replace the last 5 lines:
twm &
xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 &
xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 &
xterm -geometry 80x20+494-0 &
exec xterm -geometry 80x66+0+0 -name login
with the name of your installed graphical interface above. For example, for mate:
exec mate-session

Starting the graphical server from a non graphical console

We install the graphical server and the initialiser:
get xorg-xinit
As for the manual graphical login xdm, it needs an .xinitrc configuration file at the root of the home directory.

Once the configuration is in place and the server installed, you can start it from a non-graphical console via the command:


If you still don't get any good result, you probably need to install the driver for your graphical card(s).

Xorg Driver of your graphical card

Availables Xorg graphical cards drivers:
get xorg-xf86-video-ati
get xorg-xf86-video-intel
get xorg-xf86-video-nouveau
get xorg-xf86-video-vesa
get xorg-xf86-video-vmware
get xorg-xf86-video-vboxvideo
get xorg-xf86-video-fbdev
get xorg-xf86-video-openchrome

Usefull applications

You should now install a few tools that might be very useful:

Compressed files tools

get zip unzip

Home directory and sound themes manager

get xdg-user-dirs sound-theme-freedesktop

Recycle bin and automatic medias mounting manager

get gvfs

Sound manager

get alsa-utils pavucontrol

NTFS (windows) formated partitions manager

get ntfs-3g

Internet Browser

get firefox

Mail client

get thunderbird

Office suite

get libreoffice

Instant message

get pidgin

Laptop pad management

get xorg-xf86-input-synaptics

Wireless tools management

If you are using a wireless connection as default, install network-manager-applet:
get network-manager-applet

And to finish up

The easiest way is to reboot your machine. After reboot, you will be prompted to choose your login name via lxdm or slim. If you have installed slim, you should press F1 to select the right desktop to login to.
sudo reboot


I suggest that you read the section on the base commands to enable you to go further with your installation.