Arch Install Notes


So recently was playing with Arch again. I forgot a lot from the last time I installed it. Here are my random notes while installing. If any of you brave Arch. Hope it helps. The Arch Wiki is amazing but doesn’t always make certain steps clear. This could be used in conjunction. 

Arch Linux Install

## CFDISK instead of parted
Use cfdisk instead of parted or fdisk
https://itsfoss.com/install-arch-linux/

## Use Trizen For AUR
*Make a directory first before using GIT or will get permission issue
cd ~/
mkdir trizen
cd trizen

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
cd trizen
makepkg -si

search Trizen -Ss [package name]

## Add GPG Keys
gpg –recv-keys A2C794A986419D8A

## Extra Software
Install Flatpak and Snapd for programs like Discord

## Install Steam
sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf
————————-
Add the below:

[multilib]
   Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
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sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S ttf-liberation
sudo pacman -S steam
sudo pacman -S steam-native-runtime

## Vega 64 Drivers
sudo pacman -S libva-mesa-driver 18.2.0-1
sudo pacman -S vulkan-radeon
sudo opencl-mesa 18.2.0-1
sudo pacman -S xf86-video-amdgpu
sudo pacman -S libva-mesa-driver
sudo pacman -S lib32-mesa-driver
sudo pacman -S lib32-libva-mesa-driver
sudo pacman -S mesa-vdpau
sudo pacman -S lib32-mesa-vdpau

## Install Obs-Studio
Pacman -S obs-studio
libxcomposite:
luajit
vlc

## Thunar Package Extractor
pacman -S thunar-archive-plugin
sudo pacman -S file-roller
sudo pacman -S xarchiver

## Change display Manager
systemctl -f enable gdm.service or other lightdm etc
sudo systemctl -f enable lightdm.service

## Mounts NTFS drives
pacman -S ntfs-3g

## System Logs
sudo pacman -S gnome-logs

## GUI Package Manager
tkpacman
trizen -S tkpacman

Avahi is a tool that allows programs to publish and discover services and hosts running on a local network with no specific configuration. For example you can plug into a network and instantly find printers to print to, files to look at and people to talk to.

We can easily set it up it as follows:

$ pacman -S avahi nss-mdns
$ systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service

$ pacman -S ttf-hack ttf-anonymous-pro
$ pacman -S ttf-dejavu ttf-freefont ttf-liberation
$ pacman -S plasma-meta dolphin kdialog kfind
$ pacman -S konsole gwenview okular spectacle kio-extras
$ pacman -S kompare dolphin-plugins kwallet kwalletmanager
$ pacman -S ark yakuake flite

https://sadanand-singh.github.io/posts/completesetuparchplasma/

##Xfce Install
sudo pacman -Rs xfce4 xfce4-goodies

## Setting up Printer:
sudo pacman -S cups-pdf
sudo pacman -S avahi-discover
pacman -S pygtk python-dbus
pacman – samba
pacman -s avahi
sudo pacman -S gutenprint
systemctl restart org.cups.cupsd.service
http://localhost:631/admin

## Virtualbox
sudo pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-iso

## Add Android Phone Mount Support
sudo pacman -Sy gvfs-mtp
sudo pacman -S mtpfs
sudo pacman -S kdeconnect
trizen -S jmtpfs
sudo pacman -Sy gvfs-gphoto2

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