Learning phases 2, 3 and 5

Please read following essential posts
ArcoLinux Core Info
ArcoLinux Fast Track


You have downloaded the ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD or ArcoLinuxB iso and have installed it either on a virtual machine or on an SSD. We advise you to start in the menu “Start here” and follow the articles and videos. Then you can use the menus, categories, tags and the search to look for specific items. Or just venture your way in our distro.

You can take a look at all the articles per desktop.

On you will find also more info about Xfce, Openbox and i3. The rest of the desktops are ONLY documented here.

Any desktop articles means they apply to all the desktops.

If you want to build your own ArcoLinuxB iso, then you go to

Installing Arch Linux or Phase 5 in our learning path can be found on this website.

You can learn how to build a distro from scratch via the Carli project. will provide you with that knowledge.


1 Installation of ArcoLinuxD Jwm

1 Installation of ArcoLinuxD Jwm

Install the desktop using CalamaresInstall the desktop using our scriptsInstall the desktop using ArcOLINUXBInstall the desktop using ARcolinux tweak toolOPTION 1 : Installing Jwm with CalamaresSelect during installation what desktop you like to install. Calamares...

9 Switching the windowmanager from Openbox to Xfwm4

9 Switching the windowmanager from Openbox to Xfwm4

When you look at the information available on the Arch Wiki they recommend we use Openbox as the window manager for LXQt. They also say it is possible to choose another window manager if you want. More information can also be found on the github of LXQt. In this video...

24 upgrading qtile to 0.15.1-1on April 2020

24 upgrading qtile to 0.15.1-1on April 2020

Short version : remove from your Qtile folder Mid April 2020 Qtile gets a new version on Arch Linux. We move from 0.14 to 0.15 and we needed to adjust our config accordingly. This video contains a lot more than "delete the one file and never use it...

ArcoLinux Spices

Distrohop all you want with an SSD bay

You can always repair ArcoLinux