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.
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
=== 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.
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]
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
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:
# disable low-level screensaver and screen DPMS poweroff
Option “BlankTime” “0”
Option “StandbyTime” “0”
Option “SuspendTime” “0”
Option “OffTime” “0”
Everything about Arch isn’t covered in this guide so check the Arch Wiki [https://wiki.archlinux.org/]
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)