Welcome to ArchBang Live a live iso [].

Information here is as up to date as possible.

We do not advise or condone posting problems 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.


To get pacman running you will need a working network connection, pacman keys and mirrorlist (which needs a server nearest to your location enabled).
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.

This will refresh package database and allow you to install any package that needs updating.

sudo pacman -S


To access installer either 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

=== Post Install ===

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

====Video drivers====

This is optional remove xorg video drivers that were shipped with ArchBang by typing:

## Note the following drivers listed may not be up to date

You can check what drivers you have installed by running

pacman -Qq | grep xf86-video

sudo pacman -R xf86-video-apm xf86-video-ark xf86-video-ast\
xf86-video-ati xf86-video-chips xf86-video-cirrus\
xf86-video-dummy xf86-video-fbdev xf86-video-glint\
xf86-video-i128 xf86-video-i740 xf86-video-intel-uxa\
xf86-video-mach64 xf86-video-mga xf86-video-neomagic\
xf86-video-nv xf86-video-r128 xf86-video-rendition\
xf86-video-s3 xf86-video-s3virge xf86-video-savage\
xf86-video-siliconmotion xf86-video-sis xf86-video-sisusb\
xf86-video-tdfx xf86-video-trident xf86-video-tseng\
xf86-video-v4l xf86-video-vesa xf86-video-vmware\
xf86-video-voodoo xf86-video-xgi xf86-video-xgixp\
ati-dri intel-dri mach64-dri mga-dri r128-dri\
savage-dri sis-dri tdfx-dri

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:

pacman -S your_video_driver


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”

====Have Fun!====

Everything about Arch isn’t covered in this guide so check the Arch Wiki []

====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)