Welcome to ArchBang Live a live iso [].

Information here is as up to date as possible.

Please do not post issues or problems related to ArchBang on Archlinux forums it will result in at best your thread closed or worse deleted.

====Openbox Window Manager====

Will give a brief overview of ArchBang version.

Some useful keybinds are:

Super+t terminal
Super+w Firefox browser
Super+f Thunar file manager

You will also see launchers on panel for above, as well as workspaces, networking, system tray and clock.

Also applications can be started from Rofi by using Super + r. If you want to open htop a terminal application use Shift key plus return.

Window manager controls:

Most window actions can be done with mouse.

Right Click on desktop for main menu.

Click and drag windows around desktop.

Added a small number of binds some are shown in conky on desktop.


To run installer either run sudo abinstall in a terminal or via main menu.

If you wish to set up partitions before running installer either do so manually in a terminal or use gparted.

Once complete then simply mount new partitions to /mnt.

The installer is menu driven and very easy to follow.

Another online guide


To get pacman running live you will need a working network connection, either wired [connects automatically] or wireless via network icon on panel [click on it!].

Live you do not need to do the following commands but post install you will need to set up pacman keys:

sudo pacman-key –init
sudo pamcan-key –populate

Check/Setup mirrorlist you may have it already setup via installer [working network] or you can check it in a terminal by running abserver script.

Update pacman keyring and packages:

sudo pacman -Syyu archlinux-keyring

Then you can search for a package of choice using:

sudo pacman -Ss

Install a pacakge using

sudo pacman -S

For more help, guides search the Arch Wiki []

====Tips and tricks?====

Desktop Keyboard Layout Live check file ~/.config/openbox/autostart, edit line setxkbmap “us” (change us to your keyboard layout)

Want to change or add autostart applications that run on logging into Openbox window manager

Then look in ~/.config/openbox/autostart file and make changes, make sure you add a ‘&’ to end of line so application will run in the background.

Also in that file is where wallpaper is set:

feh –bg-scale ~/Backgrounds/graveyard.jpg

Put your new wallpaper in ~/Backgrounds then edit the above line to your new wallpaper file name.

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