fix for the last part

typo in the /etc/fstab file

general stuff

we now create a non root user

useradd -m loeken
passwd loeken
gpasswd -a loeken wheel

we now uncomment the line in the sudoers file to enable access for the wheel group


%sudo	ALL=(ALL) ALL

i3wm installation

we start by installing i3-gaps this is a fork of i3 which has a few more features git

sudo pacman -S i3-gaps xorg-xinit xorg-server terminator

installation polybar

I’ve upped a small repo to github with a few files lets grab that

mkdir Projects
git clone
cd dotfiles

installation of rofi

sudo pacman -S rofi
mkdir -p ~/.config/rofi
cp rofi/config ~/.config/rofi/config
cp .xinitrc ~/

increase build times my using multiple cores to build

we edit the /etc/makepkg.conf and set the MAKEFLAGS -j count to the amount of cores we have in our system to speed up the build processes.


#-- Make Flags: change this for DistCC/SMP systems
#-- Debugging flags

installation of pacaur

in the following part we are going to install pacaur a package manage that accepts syntax similar to pacman but installs from the aur instead

git clone
cd auracle-git
makepkg -s
sudo pacman -U auracle-git-r315.d4b4548-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
cd ~/Projects
git clone
cd pacaur
makepkg -s
sudo pacman -U pacaur-4.8.6-1-any.pkg.tar.xz

installation of polybar

pacaur -S polybar siji-git
mkdir -p ~/.config/polybar
sudo cp polybar/config ~/.config/polybar/config
sudo cp loadbar /usr/local/bin/loadbar

installation of picom

sudo pacman -S picom
mkdir -p ~/.config/picom
cp picom/picom.conf ~/.config/picom/picom.conf

update of i3 config

mkdir -p ~/.config/i3
cp i3/config ~/.config/i3/config
cp .xinitrc ~/

installation of feh

to apply backgrounds

sudo pacman -S feh

installation of xrandr

xrandr is the best tool to setup desktop resolution etc

sudo pacman -S xorg-xrandr
xrandr --output Virtual-1 --mode 1920x1080

copy over .xinitrc

cp .xinitrc ~/