Arch FAQ

Find out if Arch Linux has the software you need

How to enable the Arch Testing Repository

Edit the /etc/pacman.conf file

Uncomment out the testing repository line and save the file.

How to install xorg

pacman -S xorg xorg-server xorg-xinit

Setup Virtualization

First insure you BIOS has all AMD or Intel Virtualization feature enabled

pacman -S openbsd-netcat

pacman -S bridge-utils

pacman -S qemu

pacman -S libvirt

pacman -S virt-manager

pacman -S virtviewer

systemctl start libvirtd.service



How to modify GRUB boot parameters

Install grub-customizer

sudo pacman -S grub-customizer

How to setup HP Printer (Photosmart, DeskJet, OfficeJet, LaserJet, Business InkJet)


pacman -S hplip

pacman -S cups

systemctl enable cups

systemctl start cups

hp-setup -i

How to Sync Arch package database list

pacman -Ssy

How to install a package on Arch

pacman -S "packagename"

How to remove a package on Arch

pacman -R "packagename"

How to perform a full Arch update

pacman -Syu

How to add yaourt to download AUR packages

pacman -S base-devel

Edit - /etc/pacman.conf



SigLevel = Never

Server =$arch

pacman -Sy yaourt

No sound as root

systemctl --user enable pulseaudio.socket

Linux Startup scripts


Startup GUI apps



Get the interface name

ip link show

Start or Enable the network interface

systemctl start dhcpcd@interfacename.service