20.4.11

ArcoLinuxB Qtile and Deepin

All ArcoLinuxB isos will boot into the desktop of choice

Qtile and Deepin were the two isos we were not booting up into their own desktop yet. Now you will see what you will install.

Calamares 3.2.22

Calamares is our graphical installer. We use now version 3.2.22. You can read more about this version on the github of Calamares.

We are trying out  an extra safety measure in order to avoid the umount error that occurs sometimes at the end of our installation.

We have also more support for Japanese language. We rebuild ArcoLinux and ArcoLinuxD to have Japanese support on Calamares.

Branding is brought to a minimal. Images for all the desktops have been deleted.

Arcolinuxb LXQt

Only LXQt will have the new Calamares installer that released on 08/04/2020. A few hours ago in my perspective.

After creating many tutorials for LXQt  on arcolinuxd.com I saw opportunities to improve this desktop even more.

Compton has changed to Picom and all files have been changed accordingly.

The following keyboard shortcuts have been added:

  • music keyboard keys – stop, previous, play-pause, next
  • Ctrl + Alt + m – configuration of LXQt
  • Super + P – screen display

Removed screengrab and lximage-qt and replaced them with xfce4-screenshooter, gnome-screenshot and nomacs. They proved to be better screenshot tools.

 

20.4.10

Arcolinuxb isos

All ArcoLinuxB isos will boot into the desktop of choice except for qtile and deepin

We started experimenting with Plasma to fix an issue. The solution was to boot immediately into its own desktop.

As a result all ArcoLinuxB isos are now booting in their own desktop.

Xfce is no longer used as the transfer mechanism.

i3wm will have an error message in the panel on a  live usb – after installation the panel will work

Start with any iso and install any desktop

We have been working on our ArcoLinux Tweak Tool.

The desktop installer has been improved so you can install our 15 desktops on your system. Deepin has conflicting packages and has to be treated manually only if there are conflicts in packages. It all depends on the choices of the desktops.

20.4.9

Building of all isos

All isos have been built with Xfce as the pass-through mechanism to deliver the OS.

20.4.1-8

Arcolinux iso – changes in the package list

We have removed the following packages from the ArcoLinux iso

  • glances
  • powertop
  • vnstat
  • breeze and its dependencies
  • breeze-icons
  • xfce4-screensaver
  • glxinfo
  • python-qt

You can install those packages again from Calamares.

ArcoLinuxB – changes in the package list

We have removed the following package from all ArcoLinuxB isos:

  • arcolinux-arc-themes-nico-git
  • sublime-text-dev
  • meld
  • the_platinum_searcher-bin

We have added the following package on the ArcoLinuxB Plasma iso:

  • cryfs – needed for vault

We have removed the following package on the ArcoLinuxB Xfce iso:

  • xfburn
  • xfce4-screensaver

Switch from breeze to bibata cursor

We had changed our package from xcursor-breeze to breeze. With breeze came a lot of dependencies in our 15 desktops. To make things worse there were several large updates in the month of March.

Hence we have decided to forego the package breeze (not on Plasma) and we will have bibata ice cursor as the default cursor now.

During Calamares you can decide whether you want to install xcursor-breeze or breeze as package. We believe  in freedom of choice.

xcursor-breeze and breeze will always conflict

The reason for the conflict lies in pacman and how Arch Linux makes the packages.

Communication software

Because of the corona crisis we focused first on communication applications.

How can we keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family?

We came up with this shortlist of applications to choose from :

We have also included here software to remotely control a computer in order to facilitate communication.

Calamares 3.2.20

Calamares is our graphical installer. We use now the version 3.2.20. You can read more about this version on the github of Calamares.

Getting to know all the linux software

In Calamares we can now select a great variety of software applications.
It is now time to brush up your knowledge of all these applications.

All the packages, you can install now via Calamares, are now coming from the ArcoLinux repos, if they were only available from AUR in the past.

Calamares on ArcoLinux – Choose your applications in Calamares

Choose your applications in an orderly fashion.

Every screen will organize the packages logically.

  • hardware related
  • communication software
  • development software
  • office software
  • multimedia software
  • internet software
  • theming software
  • games software
  • utilities software
  • multiple categories
  • software for ArcoLinux developers and betatesters

Xfce4-screensaver out

ArcoLinux has worked without xfce-screensaver for years. After adding this package to our package list we experienced screens turning black without any reason at the most ackward moments. When moving the mouse the screen would wake up again. It was just annoying. Removing this package was the sensible thing to do.

hiding electron on xfce

On Xfce you can hide applications that are not suitable for this desktop. The flagship has Openbox and i3 onboard. We hide applications that do not concern Xfce. Electron is an application that has many versions (so many icons in our menus). It is a back-end to other applications. We do not need to see it in our menus.

Arcolinux-kvantum

We have added octopi, octopi-notifier, imagewriter, keepassxc applications to look nice with the kvantum theme manager.

Gnome and Budgie keyboard fix

Gnome and Budgie work with dconf as a central database to save all its settings. We only see the keyboard, you selected in Calamares, in the settings.

ArcoLinux -welcome-app 

Arch Linux creates their packages on the basis of pkgbuilds. Some of these packages will conflict with others because they provide the same files and folders under a different package name. We have created an extra icon to remind us of the possible conflicts.

 

Arcolinux-teamviewer

Teamviewer is a great way to remotely take over the computer. You can assist anyone and take over control of the computer if they too have teamviewer installed on Windows, Mac or Linux.

We created our own package as the setup is quite technical and we do not want any frustrations for our users.

arcolinux-teamviewer works out of the box

Arcolinux-tweak-tool

We have further improved our ArcoLinux Tweak Tool.

Autostart has improved in usability.

Desktop installer will install a more complete list of packages needed for a great experience in every desktop.

Since this tool is started up as ‘root’ we had to create all kinds of workarounds to perform actions as ‘user’.

Sardi and Surfn icons

With all the extra software we now host on our own ArcoLinux repos we needed to create the missing icons. 

20.3.4

volumeicon

Volumeicon was lost when comparing the isos – Volumeicon is  useful in openbox and i3 – added back to the ArcoLinux iso, where it was missing.

20.3.3

Calamares supports Chinese, Korean and Japanese

More languages support for Asian languages.

Choose to install Calligra

You are now able to choose to install Calligra during the Calamares installation.

fun script – illumina

We added a new fun script to your ~/.bin folder.

Xfce4 whisker menu

Xfce menu has been changed to give our two apps a more predominant place.

20.3.2

Firefox

You can install the language pack for firefox from within Calamares.

Arcolinuxb gnome

We figured out a way to keep the keyboard of the user. The dropdown of several common keyboards is gone.

We added the keyboard shortcuts for ArcoLinux Tweak Tool and Arcolinux Welcome App as well to the keyboard shortcuts.

Arcolinuxb plasma

Our ArcoLinux wallpaper will greet the user in Plasma.

Arcolinuxb Xtended

Dex has been added and the Openbox config has been changed to greet the users with the ArcoLinux Welcome App.

Arcolinuxb openbox

A new package has been created in order to have our ArcoLinux Welcome App present when you boot up for the first time.

We will use arcolinux-openboxb-git on this iso. Only one difference is that the dex command in the autostart is activated.

Arcolinux-welcome-app

We added a version number to keep track of the version people are using.

20.3.1

Calamares

Calamares 3.2.18 is used on the isos and also kpmcore 4.1. The February release used kpmcore-git. If the version of March gives you trouble you can always fall back on the version of February. All tests were positive.

BIBATA CURSOR THEME

The bibata cursor theme has been added to test out our ArcoLinux Tweak Tool. This cursor theme is nice to look at and provides 4 cursors as choice. Furthermore it is a cursor theme that can change size. It will help people with a poor eye-sight.

20.2.12

ArcoLinux Tweak Tool

The ArcoLinux Tweak Tool is created to have easy access to features that now require manual editing of settings in files.

We will update this article every time we release a new version of the tool.

Because of the ArcoLinux Tweak Tool some of our packages got an update:

  • arcolinux-termite-themes – arcolinux-default theme + arcolinux-passion-dark-trans theme
  • arcolinux-grub-theme-vimix-git – more wallpapers to choose from + update from github

CTRL + ALT + E

ArcoLinux Welcome App

The ArcoLinux Welcome App is created to guide ArcoLinux users during the installation procedure. The advice is to first erase any partition and formatting with Gparted and then proceed with the Calamares installer.

After installation the app is still available to link to important webpages for ArcoLinux and also link to the ArcoLinux Tweak Tool.

CTRL + ALT + W

New build for ArcoLinux

These are the most important differences between ArcoLinux v20.2.9 and v20.2.12.

  • kernel 5.5
  • linux-firmware
  • sardi icons
  • surfn icons
  • arcolinux-xfce-git
  • arcolinux-openbox-git
  • arcolinux-i3-git
  • arcolinux-welcome-app-git
  • arcolinux-bin-git
  • arcolinux-hblock-git
  • arcolinux-wallpapers-git
  • numix-circle-icons-git
  • numix-circle-icon-theme-git
  • numix-icon-theme-git
  • vivaldi

ArcoLinuxD follows the numbering and has the following differences with the earlier version

  • linux kernel
  • linux-firmware
  • sardi icons
  • surfn icons

20.2.11

Keyboard shortcuts for ArcoLinux apps

 

Xfce, Openbox and i3 have now a keyboard shortcut to

ArcoLinux Welcome App – CTRL + ALT + W

ArcoLinux Tweak Tool – CTRL + ALT + E

Install these applications

sudo pacman -S dex
sudo pacman -S arcolinux-welcome-app-git
sudo pacman -S arcolinux-tweak-tool-git

The apps are set to floating on Tiling Window Managers if possible.

All desktops have been changed to have these keyboard shortcuts. It may mean that we have overwritten the keyboard shortcut that was already in place.

dog script added

arcolinuxb deepin

Network Manager applet is now available in live session and will be removed by Calamares in order not to have two network manager tray icons.

Users can select their wifi via the Network Manager applet.

arcolinuxd

It is a small effort on our part to add the following extra services straight from the ArcoLinuxD iso

  • bluetooth
  • printing – cups
  • network discovery
  • sound

20.2.10

awesome

We will gradually go over all the tiling window managers.

ArcoLinux-Welcome-App will be launched automatically at start.
Keyboard shortcut will become CTRL + ALT + W.
The app will float if possible.
The application Dex has been installed on the isos. With this application we launch our ArcoLinux Welcome App.

Calamares

ArcoLinuxD gets a new Calamares configuration.

If a user would only install Qtile or Xmonad the icons for the workspaces would be missing. We added the awesome font to the list.

On Xmonad we have added arcolinux-oblogout and arcolinux-oblogout-themes-git to be able to logout.

20.2.9

ArcoLinux Welcome App

Thanks to the efforts of Brad Heffernan we now have an ArcoLinux Welcome App.

It will give you an immediate overview of all the information that matters for our distribution.

The app will start on a live usb with the message to use gparted to clean your system prior to installing ArcoLinux with Calamares. Many issues (read frustrations) can be avoided, if you let your Linux system start with a clean slate. There will be a reminder to start Calamares only if you have internet.

No internet connection means no extra software installed via Calamares.

After the installation the app will greet you. Then you explore the links provided. Please join us on one of our social media channels like telegram (casual talk) or  Discord (only ArcoLinux and technical).

If you do not want to autostart it again next time, then there is a selection box at the bottom right to do so.

DURING LIVE SESSION

MESSAGE IF NO INTERNET TO ALERT USER

AFTER REBOOT

PLASMA

A new package was created to provide the kservices of Dolphin  i.e. arcolinux-plasma-kservices-git.

Certain services (right mouse click or context menu) will be made available to the user that way:

  • change png to jpg
  • compare with meld
  • set as wallpaper on a jpg/png image

PLASMA

Dolphin got some practical shortcuts on the toolbar;

  • up arrow to navigate
  • create a folder
  • open a terminal in current folder

PLASMA

We have tried to make the Plasma menu as small as possible by default.

ArcoLinux

ArcoLinux is still our flagship. It will contain our 3 browsers, gimp, inkscape, … to be able to develop ArcoLinux. If you do not select any additional software you will get the same iso as last month. You can not remove software. If you want less software we have ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB.

Our flagship becomes a cruiseship

Internet is required

With the latest version of Calamares you have the freedom to choose what packages to install on the fly. Internet is required.

You can select if you want a different kernel or decide to install nvidia packages.

You can decide to install the microcode.

You select any of the additional software from the list.

We have created an ArcoLinux-meta-steam package to install steam the efficient way.

We have created an ArcoLinux-meta-fun package to install all the packages from our “fun” script.

Choose either Libre Office Fresh or Libre Office Still.

Choose either Virtualbox for linux or linux-lts kernel.

If you change the language in Calamares, you will also change the language of Libre Office.

ArcoLinuxD

ArcoLinuxD became the most minimal iso. If you do not install any packages, it is the most bare version we have and it can give you the Arch Linux look and feel.

There is no

  • bluetooth
  • printers
  • sound

You will still need to install those with our scripts from the ArcoLinuxD githubs. That does not change.

With the latest version of Calamares you have the freedom to choose what packages to install on the fly. Internet is required.

You can select if you want a different kernel or decide to install nvidia packages.

You can decide to install the microcode.

As extra option you can also use one of 4 available display managers

  1. lightdm
  2. sddm
  3. gdm
  4. lxdm

After reboot you end up in a black screen and you enable the one you selected with a command.

sudo systemctl enable lightdm
sudo systemctl enable sddm
sudo systemctl enable gdm
sudo systemctl enable lxdm
skel

Skel is essential for Tiling Window Managers as the code for the desktop is still in /etc/skel.

then you reboot and you will boot into a graphical environment.

sudo reboot

You select any of the additional software from the list.

We have created an ArcoLinux-meta-steam package to install steam the efficient way.

We have created an ArcoLinux-meta-fun package to install all the packages from our “fun” script.

Choose either Libre Office Fresh or Libre Office Still.

Choose either Virtualbox for linux or linux-lts kernel.

If you change the language in Calamares, you will also change the language of Libre Office

Internet connection required

ArcoLinuxB

ArcoLinuxB is the iso that you can either build or download.

You can edit the package list, build the iso and make a personal edition of any of our desktops.

You can choose between 15 desktops at the moment.

We do not talk about full isos and minimal isos anymore.

All ArcoLinuxB isos are minimal isos.

However we did not cut down on ‘comfort’ applications like bluetooth, printers, sound and video.

Furthermore we require 3 tools on all isos for development reasons :

  1. Firefox
  2. Sublime-Text-Dev
  3. Meld

Option 1 : download

During installation you can select additional packages to install. Internet connection is required.

You can select if you want a different kernel or decide to install nvidia packages.

You can decide to install the microcode.

You select any of the additional software from the list.

We have created an ArcoLinux-meta-steam package to install steam the efficient way.

We have created an ArcoLinux-meta-fun package to install all the packages from our “fun” script.

Choose either Libre Office Fresh or Libre Office Still.

Choose either Virtualbox for linux or linux-lts kernel.

If you change the language in Calamares, you will also change the language of Libre Office

 

Option 2 : build

If you intend to build, then any package can be added or removed from the package list file. Anything is possible. You can combine different desktops on one iso for example.

The bulk of the applications in Calamares is the same on all ArcoLinuxB isos. There are always exceptions. Openbox will contain Geany by default because the menu is using Geany to open your openbox configuration files. So Geany will NOT show up in the list in Calamares. It is already installed.

Anything default installed with the iso is not in the Calamares list.

ArcoLinuxB Plasma undergoes a big change.

ArcoLinuxB Plasma measures only 1.7 GB.

Previous full version of Plasma was 2.7 GB and minimal was 2 GB.

During installation you can add more meta packages to your installation or you build the iso the way you want it.

Changes to all ArcoLinuxB isos

All ArcoLinuxB isos will have the following things in common at start up

  • no plank and configs from ArcoLinux
  • meld installed
  • sublime-text-dev installed
  • firefox installed
  • lshw installed
  • tmux installed
  • dmenu installed
  • hwinfo installed
  • zsh installed on all isos including extra packages
  • volumeicon is installed on all tiling window managers
  • geany only installed on Openbox and Xtended by default
  • thunar and its packages installed
  • gnome-disk-utility installed – just not on plasma

We start with a minimal ArcoLinuxB iso and we install our extra software with the help of Calamares.

20.2.8

Plasma

SDDM is installed facilitating an easy switch from lightdm to sddm if the user likes to change. Standard we will use lightdm on all our desktops.

sudo systemctl enable -f sddm.service

Herbstluftwm

It is now possible to assign applications to workspaces. We have used the same logic in all our tiling window managers. It is standard not active.

workspace 1 – browsers
workspace 2 – editors

There is also a new menu you can use at  your convenience.

Qtile

It is now possible to assign applications to workspaces. We have used the same logic in all our tiling window managers. It is standard not active.

workspace 1 – browsers
workspace 2 – editors

Xmonad

Added volumeicon to startup – easy access to volume level and Pulse Audio Volume Control or pavucontrol.

We added a pacman.hook in order to rebuild xmonad if updates come in. If users forget to recompile xmonad these days  then they will not be able to login. See solution here.

Both config for polybar and xmobar have been adapted.

Variety needs to autostart

As it turns out we do need variety to autostart so it can set a wallpaper on the odd occasions the desktops can not. Including our live dvd.

Xfce4 will not set a wallpaper on a screen it does not recognize. Variety will always apply the missing setting.

Calamares config change

Changed the sequence of the modules for shellprocess – now same as on ArcoLinuxD
Also bumped number on ArcoLinuxD to follow the numbering
Should have no impact – no real difference between  20.2.7

ArcoLinuxB Xfce creation.

Meld between ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD, ArcoLinuxB Xfce, ArcoLinuxB Xfce Minimal and ArcoLinuxB Xfce Bare makes it necessary to re-organize the packages file. New number for the iso is a way to check if no mistakes were made by comparing the packages list files of new and old version.

Python-pyparted was updated. A package required for Mintstick. That is the default application we use to burn isos.

20.2.7

Move from development to stable

Applying major changes to stable branch

20.2.6

General changes

Variety installed on your system will NOT start automatically. You can quickly change to the next wallpaper with Alt + n  and variety will load and change the wallpaper. The user decides whether to set variety to autostart next time or not. That results in setting the wallpaper with nitrogen in Openbox and with feh in i3. Packages have been updated.

Plank and its themes are installed on your system but will not autostart at boot on Xfce. The user decides whether he/she wants to start it up at boot. Plank is started on Openbox. The user decides this in the openbox config. i3 does not require Plank. Dmenu is our default menu.

The arcoLinux-config-git package is back on the iso. By omitting the package from the iso of 20.2.5 we decided we can live without plank and variety autostarting. The autostart files have been deleted from this package.

20.2.5

Calamares improvement for arcolinux iso

We have choosen to go forward with the kpmcore-git package as a backend for the partition creation.

Delete all partititons with gparted and then install ArcoLinux with Calamares.

Much more applications can now be installed via Calamares.

Calamares improvement for arcolinuxd iso

We have choosen kpmcore-git package as a backend for partition creation.

Delete all partititons with gparted and then install ArcoLinux with Calamares.

Many more applications can now be installed via Calamares.

We have deleted more left-overs from the Xfce delivery system giving the user a more Arch Linux feel after installing any desktop.

20.2.4

Calamares improvement

More packages have been added to the list in Calamares.

The user has more installation choices.

20.2.3

arcolinux-root-git

Pkgbuild for this package was upgraded. We do not need .bashrc-latest anymore to overcome building issues.

The alias “cb” has been changed to a shorter version.

When you “update” your system and you did a “skel”, logout to apply the new bashrc with the new “cb”.

20.2.2

arcolinux-local-applications-git

This package is a desktop trick for Xfce only. We add or remove applications from the menu and the xfce settings with it.

These solutions are no longer necessary and have been deleted.

  • elinks
  • cmake-gui
  • electron

20.2.1

Calamares improvement

New Calamares backend – kpmcore-git

Calamares improvement

If you select your native language in the first screen of Calamares you will have the desktop and libreoffice in your native tongue.

$LOCALE will be replace with your language choice and will install additional 

  1. language packages for libre-office
  2. spelling correction packages

Lxqt packages list

We added the following packages to the iso

  • lximage-qt
  • trojita
  • qpdfview
  • obconqt

We remove the following packages from the iso

  • evolution

Xmonad volumeicon

Polybar will get an icon in its polybar. The application is called volumeicon. You can set more complex elements like recording and selecting bluetooth devices.

F12 will launch xfce4-terminal in Herbstluftwm

We want all our desktops to have some kind of drop down terminal. We use a native application when present.

F12 will launch guake on Gnome

We want all our desktops to have some kind of drop down terminal. We use a native application when present.

F12 will launch guake on Budgie

We want all our desktops to have some kind of drop down terminal. We use a native application when present.

Xmonad – recompile xmonad automatically

Xmonad is actually an application that is running. When updates come in, you are sometimes stuck at the lightdm login screen because you forgot to recompile Xmonad before rebooting. Solution to this issue is described here.

With our solution we hope this issue is in the past.

A pacman hook is going to recompile xmonad when an update is coming in.

Qtile assign applications to workspaces

We have added code to be able to assign applications to specific workspaces.
Browsers on 1, editors on 2, etc..

Budgie Wallpaper

Budgie will start with the standard wallpaper of ArcoLinux.

Budgie  Super + X

The keyboard shortcut to shutdown the desktop was missing in Budgie.

Deepin Wallpaper

Deepin will start with the standard wallpaper of ArcoLinux.

VARIETY HAS BEEN UPDATED TO 0.8.2-1

We have changed our configuration to follow the new release.

Variety is started at boot.

Variety will NOT change your wallpaper. Not on start and not after x minutes.

Only /usr/share/backgrounds is there as the source for wallpapers.

Desktoppr is back as source. We leave it up to the user to activate it.

We have added several issues on the github of variety. We have asked for support for these desktops to change the desktop wallpaper without using our ArcoLinux solutions.

  1. awesome
  2. jwm
  3. herbstluftwm
  4. qtile
  5. xmonad

As a result the next variety release will support them out of the box.

ZSH SUPPORTED – OH-MY-ZSH-GIT SUPPORTED

Packages added to acquire zsh support – more to follow

  • arcolinux-zsh-git
  • oh-my-zsh-git

GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS

Packages added to the iso

  • archiso
  • arcolinux-zsh-git
  • oh-my-zsh-git
  • breeze (cursor)
  • breeze-icons

Packages remved from the iso

  • xcursor-breeze
  • oxygen neo

20.1.4

New conky with “powered by ArcoLinux” sticker created by zver43

We have created a new conky to show this powered by ArcoLinux sticker. Also for plasma package.

New xfce setting to center windows

Calamares no longer centers itself when booting up. We will change a setting in Xfce so that any new window centers itself in this desktop. There has been a github commit on calamares regarding the issue. This is the proposed solution.

Herbstluftwm

Several keybindings for herbstluftwm have moved to sxhkd file.

Awesome

Changed text in menu of awesome – more clarity by also omitting some menus.

F12 dropdown terminal does not tile any more.

Border color for focused windows is blue.

Xmonad

The F12 dropdown terminal will behave as a dropdown and not be tiled.

Multimedia buttons (play, stop, …) will not work for mpd but for spotify and other players.

Xmonad will also draw a blue line around a single window.

Arch Linux – Xorg cleaning

Arch Linux is cleaning out the xorg group package.

xf86-input-mouse and xf86-input-keyboard have been deleted from the Arch Linux repos.

Carli continues – booting into plasma – Carli 4

The article about the goal and vision of Carli has been updated.

https://arcolinuxiso.com/goal-and-vision/

Lightdm wallpaper for plasma changed

Arcolinux websites makeover

We have taken a look at the database and amount of MB our websites take up. We have made our database and our images smaller. As a result it might be that you are visiting a page where there is an image missing.

Report a missing image and we will fix it.

We can not visit every page on our websites.

It does not weigh up against the amount of webspace we have saved by this actions. Some are now half the size they were last year.

A big thank you goes to our revision-team, who give me corrections for grammar and spelling.

Improvements concerning all the sites

  • consistency in home page
  • homepage – gets list of the latetst articles
  • start here menu is consistently present
  • start here is built up as first start guide for the user – begin at top and end at bottom of menu
  • there is just one gallery – only on arcolinux.info – others have been deleted  – webspace reacquired
  • choose your project is present on all websites – it is important to see the projects and the websites that support them

We emphasize the two major pages you should visit as a first user of ArcoLinux but also later you can revisit them

The last link – fast-track – is a new page. We will keep improving it over time.

Fast-track = concentrated ArcoLinux and Arch Linux knowledge

The who page has been updated to show the ArcoLinux Team.

Use the listing menu in all our websites to do a quick search or perform a quick overview of the content available.

Download link is more predominant in menu. Request of users.

Download page has a quick download section at top. Request of users.

Download for cheatsheet is present also in sidemenu.

Adding more social media to the sidemenu.

Adding the most important article there is about Calamares.

We have added a privacy policy concerning all our websites.

The ArcoLinuxB beta webpage will not longer be used – stays for the archive links. 

Reorganizing of content via menus and categories.

Same structure on ArcoLinux and ArcoLinuxD in our start menu.

New category – pre-installation gathers knowledge you should have before starting out your journey in linux.

New category – post-installation gathers articles concerning the topic “what to do after a clean install”.

Youtube overview – make people aware we use playlists on youtube

We create videos on the demand of our users.

We have created a compact guide to get you started after a clean install.

All the information about dual-booting and more is gathered in the menu.

Bios and UEFI are common questions when installing Linux. If everything is set right, it will function forever.

Superflex is gathering articles that show you how easy it is to install more desktops on your current computer.

Reorganizing of content via menus and categories.

Same structure on ArcoLinux and ArcoLinuxD in our start menu.

New category – pre-installation gathers knowledge you should have before starting out your journey in linux.

New category – post-installation gathers articles concerning the topic “what to do after a clean install”.

We have included also here a link to the superflex articles since it is that important.

Arch Linux installation pages have been updated – nicer look to visually see what is the minimum you should type in your terminal.

Reorganizing of content via menus and categories.

Same structure on ArcoLinux and ArcoLinuxD in our start menu.

Get-started page has been updated.

Goal and vision article has been rewritten. After reading this page you will know the difference between the ArcoLinuxB project and the Carli project.

This website will be revisited at a later stage when the Carli project has more content.

20.1.3

FUN SCRIPT – DNA

XFCE custom actions

We have added sha256 checksum to our context menu in thunar.

Install latest linux kernel

We have added the possibility to install also the latest linux kernel.

When we build the iso, it will contain the latest linux kernel but not after several weeks.

We give the user now the possibility to try out at 2 linux kernels either the one from the iso or the very latest from the net.

Build script provides two extra files

We have added a few lines in the build script.

As a result you will get two extra files

  1. a list of all the packages on the iso and their version
  2. a checksum file containing
    1. sha1
    2. sha256
    3. md5

20.1.2

microcode or amd-ucode and intel-ucode

We changed the calamares configuration to include the choice to install either intel-ucode or amd-ucode.

Read on Arch Wiki microcode for more info.

If you are planning on a dualboot, you may have to manually edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg to include initramfs-linux.img IF you are installing the microcode. It is the user’s choice now.

Calamares is programmed to delete the microcode that you do not need even if you select it. For example on an intel cpu, you can select amd-ucode but it will be removed later on.

20.1.1

Calamares 3.2.17.1 and choose what to install

We have eliminated the nvidia module from calamares and went completely for the netinstall module to install

  • linux lts kernel
  • nvidia with linux kernel
  • nvidia with linux-lts kernel
  • nvidia 390xx with linux kernel
  • nvidia 390xx with linux-lts kernel
  • libreoffice still
  • libreoffice fresh
  • WPS Office

No internet – No packages installed

ArcoLinux Beta Editions 2019-2

ArcoLinux Beta Editions 2019-1

ArcoLinux Beta Editions 2018

ArcoLinux Beta Editions 2017