Top things to do after Fresh Installation of Archlinux
(: January 5, 2018)
This is a list of top things i do do after installation of new Arch Linux system.Pardon me if list provided here doesn’t satisfy your new Arch Linux needs. This tutorial is not restricted to people using Arch alone, you can use any other Arch based distribution. You should use this tutorial after:
Add third party unofficial repositories
There are some binary repositories in Arch which are created by the community and shared for public use. These repos provide pre-built versions of PKGBUILDS found in the AUR.
I will only share with you adding of signed repositories to be on safe side since Neither the official Arch Linux Developers nor the Trusted Users do perform tests to verify the contents of these repositories.
To use any unofficial repository, you’ll have to add it to /etc/pacman.conf file.
Add archlinuxcn repository:Packages by the Chinese Arch Linux community (mostly signed).
Add Atom repository:Atom Text Editor Repository maintained by Nicola Squartini.
Add Cinnamon repository: Stable and actively developed Cinnamon packages (Applets, Themes, Extensions), plus others (Hotot, qBitTorrent, GTK themes, Perl modules, and more).
Add oracle Repository:
Oracle database client repo
After adding above repositories, do system update
Install basic essential software packages
a) Set global alias for vim by editing file /etc/profile.
b) Add the line below to the end
c) Apply changes
d) To configure vim for your user account only, save configurations to ~/.vimrc file but for all user account write to /etc/vimrc.
Then add the following lines:
Install openssh server
Install Audio codecs
Install Atom hackable IDE
Install Sublime text
Install Foxit PDF reader
Install Zim note maker
Install and Configure zsh
Install Themes and icons
Install vertex,paper and numix theme and icons.
Install Visual Studio
Install Gnome Tweak Tool
Install Dropbox and its nautilus plugin
Install Virtualization Tools:
Install KVM and QEMU
Then download the latest VMware Workstation Pro or Player.
Start the installation:
Create systemd services.
Add service for usbarbitrator
For Workstation Server Remote access:
To enable all on boot, do;
Launching the application
To open VMware Workstation Pro:
- Install different Desktop Environments on Arch Linux
Use the tutorial: