install desktop environment

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

sudo pacman -S awesome vicious

We need to change the content of ~/.config/awesome/compton.conf (picom.conf these days) from glx to xrender to get better display. You see if you need to do this on your hardware.

18 April 2018 we changed the Awesome config to have xrender rather than glx. You do not have to change that anymore.

Let us go over the settings of Arch Linux Awesome and see what we still need to fix.

We do the following things in the video. setxkbmap -layout be is being added to ~/.config/awesome/ to get an azerty keyboard.

We tell the conky in not to start with adding a # at the beginning of the line.

Super + S is your overview of all the keyboard shortcuts.

We add extra packages in Atom : pigments, minimap and lua syntax highlighting.

We change the Awesome theme, arc theme, icons, cursor… with lxappearance.

We get the .bashrc from ArcoLinux to get upall and mirror for example. sudo pacman -S reflector — You need to install reflector to use mirror.