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While "RTFM" might be a standard mindset, the first instruction telling newbies to simply "get the package from AUR and build and install it using makepkg" (as this is used in a few articles) is very unclear. What precisely does one do here? Better step-by-step instructions are desired or at least a link on what to do in these situations. --[[User:SergeantKoopa|Odell]]
 
While "RTFM" might be a standard mindset, the first instruction telling newbies to simply "get the package from AUR and build and install it using makepkg" (as this is used in a few articles) is very unclear. What precisely does one do here? Better step-by-step instructions are desired or at least a link on what to do in these situations. --[[User:SergeantKoopa|Odell]]
 
:Which part of the installation process is unclear? We're not going to include building instructions in the articles unless they signifficantly differ from the standard procedure. [[AUR#Installing_packages]] and [[Makepkg#Usage]] should have all the needed info. If you think something is lacking, please use specific examples. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 23:11, 30 May 2011 (EDT)
 
:Which part of the installation process is unclear? We're not going to include building instructions in the articles unless they signifficantly differ from the standard procedure. [[AUR#Installing_packages]] and [[Makepkg#Usage]] should have all the needed info. If you think something is lacking, please use specific examples. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 23:11, 30 May 2011 (EDT)
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::Many other articles do provide decent step-by-step instructions for an average user to follow so I don't see a problem with that being included here. But that's neither here nor there. I thought I was pretty clear, but the specific example is the instruction to "Download fbsplash from the AUR" etc. However, you provided a link in your response here ([[AUR#Installing_packages]]) that I think should replace the AUR link itself on the page so people clicking through looking for info will immediately have a slightly better idea in context what they're supposed to to be doing.  --[[User:SergeantKoopa|Odell]] 00:18, 31 May 2011 (EDT)

Revision as of 04:18, 31 May 2011

The page says: "to the bottom of your rc.conf."

Is it really rc.conf? I thought it should be /boot/grub/menu.lst or something?

Ah. The formatting was confusing. Fixing.

Current state of fbsplash in Arch.

Am I right in thinking that fbsplash is rather broken in Arch right now?

AUR page is here.

--PeteLewis 06:21, 17 August 2008 (EDT)

No fbsplash hook anymore

I think the fbsplash hook was recently removed from fbsplash. Adding it to HOOKS will cause mkinitcpio to fail (because it can't find the script). —TedPavlic (talk/contrib/@) 11:01, 17 March 2010 (EDT)

Nevermind. Some update (either of fbsplash or fbsplash-scripts) removed the initcpio script (for some reason?). Re-installing fbsplash-scripts restored the script. —TedPavlic (talk/contrib/@) 14:26, 17 March 2010 (EDT)

Slightly more clear instructions requested.

While "RTFM" might be a standard mindset, the first instruction telling newbies to simply "get the package from AUR and build and install it using makepkg" (as this is used in a few articles) is very unclear. What precisely does one do here? Better step-by-step instructions are desired or at least a link on what to do in these situations. --Odell

Which part of the installation process is unclear? We're not going to include building instructions in the articles unless they signifficantly differ from the standard procedure. AUR#Installing_packages and Makepkg#Usage should have all the needed info. If you think something is lacking, please use specific examples. -- Karol 23:11, 30 May 2011 (EDT)
Many other articles do provide decent step-by-step instructions for an average user to follow so I don't see a problem with that being included here. But that's neither here nor there. I thought I was pretty clear, but the specific example is the instruction to "Download fbsplash from the AUR" etc. However, you provided a link in your response here (AUR#Installing_packages) that I think should replace the AUR link itself on the page so people clicking through looking for info will immediately have a slightly better idea in context what they're supposed to to be doing. --Odell 00:18, 31 May 2011 (EDT)