- Install Alpine Linux
- Create a user account (optional but recommended)
- Enable the Community Repository
Install awesome, xterm, lua and terminus font.
Depending on your network speed, it might take a few minutes.
Video and Input packages
You might want to install a package suitable for your video chipset and input devices.
For example, if you have an Sis video chipset, install 'xf86-video-sis'. For Intel video chipset, install 'xf86-video-intel'.
and / or
Run 'apk search xf86-video*' to see available xf86-video packages.
Run 'apk search xf86-input*' to see available xf86-input packages.
If you installed your Alpine Linux as a VirtualBox or VMWare guest, you might find it handy to be able execute an ACPI shutdown.
On most systems, xorg should be able to autodetect all devices. However, you can still configure xorg-server manually by launching:
Start your desktop
If startx fails and returns an error about D-Bus failed to read machine uuid, as shown above, proceed as follows:
Install dbus from apk (you must be logged in as root for the step shown below)
Log in or su to the root account, then launch the following command (Note: sudo does not work for this step):
Now if startx is launched, it should load the desktop correctly