install desktop environment
I3wm

Installing i3 requires only a few commands. Theming and tweaking your Arch Linux system will require more time. All the information about this desktop is here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/i3

sudo pacman -S i3-gaps
sudo pacman -S i3status
sudo pacman -S i3lock

If you want you can experiment later with i3-gaps-next-git, i3-gaps-rounded-git and even more.

You can always fall back on the scripts of our github.

https://github.com/arcolinuxd/arco-i3

Tip

To set our keyboard we may use setxbmap as well.

setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout be

Or in short

setxkbmap be

Tip

We install yay-bin and we install autotiling.

We decide which package to install for autotiling.

Tip

If you want to have an AUR helper during TTY, you can check out this article.

https://arcolinuxd.com/get-your-aur-helpers-in-on-any-arch-linux-based-system/

Tip

We install dmenu to have a menu to launch applications.

sudo pacman -S dmenu

Tip

Termite is installed. We want to make the font bigger so you can read it better.
We show you how in the video.

Tip

Get the manpages in with

sudo pacman -S man-pages

Original look of i3 gaps
No theming or tweaking