title ArchLinux Installation SystemI use the USB port of my router but the installer, although, detecting it as eth1 did not work, therefore, I connected it through NIC. The installer downloaded and installed the base system. The Grub of Archlinux does not detect other operating systems on the hard disc, therefore, I did not install it to MBR.
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 lang=en locale=en_US.UTF-8 ramdisk_size=75%
After rebooting I made necessary entry for new Archlinux installation in existing Grub
title Arch Linuxand rebooted again into Archlinux base install.
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/72e737f9-5faf-4103-bfe2-84f9a01c4dab ro
On the other PC I had opened the very elborate Beginners Guide on Archwiki. I followed it step by step to install xorg and LXDE desktop environment.
The screen of my Laptop is broken and I use it as desktop through external monitor. The ati driver of Xorg 7.3 has a bug and as expected I got blank monitor on startx command.
In order to generate xorg.conf for xvesa I used the following method:
# pacman -S hwd
# hwd -u
# hwd -x
The last command generated xorg.conf files for vesa and ati driver. I copied the vesa file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and could boot into LXDE desktop.
I find the LXDE desktop on Archlinux having less memory usage compared to Ubuntu Cli and Debian Cli.
On LXDE+LXTerminal (Debian uses 104 against 67 by Arch)
$ free -m
Total used free shared buffer cache
Mem: 312 67 244 0 5 32
-/+buffers/cache 29 282