Arch-Linux 2013 on VMware How-to Install Display Manager and Enable Login at Boot

This Tip Show How-to Install & SetUp a Display-Manager for Arch-Linux Desktops on VMware so to Enable the Direct Login at Boot.

  1. Install the Display Manager
    pacman -S slim
  2. Disable GLX Module Loading
    nano /etc/xorg.conf


    Section “Module”
    Disable “glx”

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit

  3. Enabling Slim Login at Boot
    systemctl enable slim.service
    su userName
    cp /etc/skel/.xinitrc ~/.xinitrc
    nano ~/.xinitrc

    Uncomment the Corresponding Desktop Entry.


    exec startxfce4

    su -c "chown userName:userName ~/.xinitrc"
    su -c "chmod +x ~/.xinitrc"

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit 🙂

  4. Reboot to Login Into Desktop
    su -c "reboot"