Guide

Welcome to ArchBang Live a live iso.

Information here is as up to date as possible.

Please note I do not advise or condone posting issues to Archlinux forums it will result in at best your thread closed or worse deleted.

====Useful keybinds for Openbox window manager:====

Super + Shift + e config_edit script
Super + a Maximize Window
Super + c Move window to center
Super + q Close a window

Some media keys are supported, really depends on your keyboard.

====Installation====

To access installer run sudo abinstall in a terminal or use keybinding Super + i

You can create partitions from installer itself or you can use gparted. These partitions should then be mounted to /mnt

Installer Menu includes:

1) Partition Scheme # Setup target device for install and mount partitons
2) Install ArchBang # transfers iso image to target device
3) Hostname # Your given machine name default is ‘archbang’
4) Location # Region you are in (Europe/London) and Servers nearest to your country.
5) Hardware Clock # UTC or localtime (user preference can affect windows dual boot)
6) Locale # Keyboard layout/ Language (Console)
7) Desktop Keyboard Layout # Default is gb (United Kingdom)
8) Bootloader # Grub2, Syslinux, Systemd-boot (UEFI)
9) Root password # Very important as iso is password free
10) Create User # Set up new user for install and password

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=== Post Install ===
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Autologin is disabled during install, you will end up at a log in prompt. Enter your chosen username and password to log in.

===Pacman===

To get pacman running you will need a working network connection, mirrorlist (which needs a server nearest to your location enabled). Pacman keys are populated during a live session however once ArchBang is installed the need to updated.

Open a terminal and run the following commands:

config_edit # select mirrorlist
# next commands are required post install (packey script is included)
sudo pacman-key –init
sudo pacman-key –populate archlinux
sudo pacman -Syyu archlinux-keyring # this will update system packages and keyring.

To search for a package:

pacman -Ss [string to search for]

Install a named package:

sudo pacman -S [package_name]

====Video drivers====

Check what xorg video drivers were shipped with ArchBang by opening a terminal and typing:

pacman -Qq | grep xf86-video

To find out your video chipset type in terminal

lspci | grep VGA

Track it down in the list by typing in terminal as root:

pacman -Ss xf86-video | less

Install your video driver:

sudo pacman -S xf86-video-[your-video-driver] # ie intel

Optional but you can remove surplus drivers by:

sudo pacman -R $(pacman -Qq | grep xf86-video)

This of course will remove all! drivers so reinstall your correct driver as above

====Sound====

If you don’t get any sound you can right click on volume icon on panel then
‘Open Mixer’ or in a terminal run alsamixer
To unmute a channel press M to raise levels use up and down keys. To exit and
save hit Escape key

====Disable Blank Screen After 10 Minutes====

To disable blank screen after 10 minutes of inactivity, create a file in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d called custom.conf with this code:

Section “ServerFlags”
# disable low-level screensaver and screen DPMS poweroff
Option “BlankTime” “0”
Option “StandbyTime” “0”
Option “SuspendTime” “0”
Option “OffTime” “0”
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====Have Fun!====

Everything about Arch isn’t covered in this guide so check the Arch Wiki [https://wiki.archlinux.org/]

====Quick Tips====

To allow Htop to run from Openbox Menu lxterminal is soft linked with xterm.
If you wish to use xterm terminal then remove link with:

sudo rm /usr/bin/xterm

Then load package as normal

sudo pacman -S xterm

Desktop Keyboard Layout Live:

Check file ~/.config/i3/autostart-i3 — edit line setxkbmap gb & (change gb to your keyboard layout)