I installed Arch Linux ARM on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) every thing is working fine.
Now i want to install a graphical user interface (GUI, Desktop environment).
The Arch-Linux-wiki says nothing about how to install a GUI on a Raspbeery Pi. It should be the same as the installation on a PC, but it isn't. Even after the first steps in following the installation instructions, I could not find the video driver.

lspci | grep -e VGA -e 3D

My question is how do I install Xorg, sddm and KDE Plasma on the Raspberry Pi 4?
Do I need anything else to get the desktop environment working?


pacman -S xorg gives me 50 options, which one should I choose?

1) xf86-video-vesa  2) xorg-bdftopcf  3) xorg-docs  4) xorg-font-util  5)
xorg-fonts-100dpi  6) xorg-fonts-75dpi  7) xorg-fonts-encodings 8) xorg-iceauth  9) xorg-luit  10)
xorg-mkfontdir  11) xorg-mkfontscale  12) xorg-server  13) xorg-server-common  14) xorg-server-devel 15)
xorg-server-xephyr  16) xorg-server-xnest  17) xorg-server-xvfb  18) xorg-server-xwayland  19) xorg-sessreg  20)
xorg-setxkbmap 21) xorg-smproxy  22) xorg-x11perf  23) xorg-xauth  24) xorg-xbacklight  25)
xorg-xcmsdb  26) xorg-xcursorgen  27) xorg-xdpyinfo 28) xorg-xdriinfo  29) xorg-xev  30)
xorg-xgamma  31) xorg-xhost  32) xorg-xinput  33) xorg-xkbcomp  34) xorg-xkbevd  35)
xorg-xkbutils 36) xorg-xkill  37) xorg-xlsatoms  38) xorg-xlsclients  39) xorg-xmodmap  40)
xorg-xpr  41) xorg-xprop  42) xorg-xrandr  43) xorg-xrdb 44) xorg-xrefresh  45)
xorg-xset  46) xorg-xsetroot  47) xorg-xvinfo  48) xorg-xwd  49) xorg-xwininfo  50) xorg-xwud
  • Last I checked (which was not recently) the Xorg driver used on Raspbian is just the framebuffer one (fbdev).
    – goldilocks
    Aug 26, 2020 at 15:31
  • pacman -S xorg gives me 50 options, which one should I choose?
    – Teso
    Aug 26, 2020 at 16:11
  • pacman -S xorg | grep fbdev Looks like it is not there though. The arch wiki wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg mentions xf86-video-fbdev explicitly though. Possibly it is just built into a base package...
    – goldilocks
    Aug 26, 2020 at 16:34
  • No fbdev. I have expanded the post above with the pacman options, no fbdev included.
    – Teso
    Aug 26, 2020 at 16:40
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