I know that, for some people, this may seem like an obvious question, but, as a former user of the desktop version of Arch Linux (which came without GUI preinstalled), I have to ask: does the Raspberry Pi version of Arch come with Xorg/Xfree86 installed?
You have to install a GUI. According to this page on eLinux.org, Arch for the RPi does not come pre-installed with a GUI.
To install any GUI with Arch, either just search the internet or use the Arch Wiki
Here is how to install LXDE:
pacman -S openbox lxde gamin dbus #Lxde and needed dependancies pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-server-utils #Xorg pacman -S mesa xf86-video-fbdev xf86-video-vesa #Video Drivers #To use startx, you will need to define LXDE in your ~/.xinitrc file: echo “exec ck-launch-session startlxde” >> ~/.xinitrc
XFCE is a graphical desktop, and the instructions I used for putting it on the Raspberry Pi are here: http://blog.adityapatawari.com/2013/05/arch-linux-on-raspberry-pi-running-xfce.html
At the bottom of that page is a one-liner that makes it easy:
To save you some time, I have combined these commands in a small shell script and put it on github (fork it). So now, to install XFCE on your Pi, you need to fire just one command:
curl https://raw.github.com/adimania/arch-desktop-environments/master/XFCE-Arch-RPi.sh | bash
No, Arch doesn't come with a desktop environment. Why, because whats the fun in having one pre-installed. The point in Arch is, to build it yourself.