My third laptop and third Arch instasll: Late 2019 Dell XPS 13, 2-in-1 (7390).
My first non-Thinkpad laptop, and the hardest laptop to install Arch on so far. It seems like every other kernel has some issues involved.
I can’t find the “beginners guide install guide” on the Arch wiki anymore.
A few big takeaways from my 2019 install:
yaourtis gone! Apparently I’m pretty behind on the times, since yaourt has been officially deprecated since 2018. I’m using
yaynow, and also trying to avoid AUR packages more than I had previously.
The nice parts:
The other main things other than the base OS configuration: login, boot manager.
yay -S lxdm-themes
Level 2 Configuration
# Brightness control pacman -S xbacklight xf86-video-intel # Touchscreen (surprisingly) worked out of the box # Status bar pacman -S conky python pacman -S wget https://github.com/aruhier/gnome-terminal-colors-solarized pacman -S feh evince redshift pavucontrol keepassxc python-pip pacman -S gvim # needed over vim for system clipboard
pacman conf: add color and ILoveCandy
pacman -S base-devel git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git cd yay makepkg -si
I’ve started using Firefox (and Tree Style Tab) for my main browser.
pacman -S firefox pacman -S noto-fonts noto-fonts-emoji ttf-dejavu
MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1 to
I installed Chrome too, but it actually doesn’t work: it doesn’t actually redraw the screen correctly.
- I should seriously consider running i3-gnome instead of plain i3.
- My on-startup scripts are fragile, and probably aren’t running correctly.