Learning phases 2, 3 and 5

Please read following essential posts
ArcoLinux Core Info
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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.


56 Plasma challenge update of  04/2020

56 Plasma challenge update of 04/2020

The Plasma Challenge originated in beginning of November 2018 and was never touched without filming it every step of the way. We just keep on updating ArcoLinux and Arch Linux is a rolling release linux distribution. There are no half-yearly releases. Instead there...

8 Activating the conkies of ArcoLinux on LXQt

8 Activating the conkies of ArcoLinux on LXQt

We can always use any of our conkies on LXQt. Conkyzen is available to pick any of them by hand. We just move through the list via CTRL + ALT + Pagedown or Pageup. Some of them will look nice - others will not. That is normal. Every desktop has its own window manager...

7 Adding compton to LXQt

7 Adding compton to LXQt

Compton changed its name during 2019 into Picom. As a result we changed the name references from compton.conf to picom.conf. Update your system and use skel to get the new files in your home directory. Then you can reboot. This was anno April 2020. Next ArcoLinuxB...

5 How to autostart applications on LXQt like plank

5 How to autostart applications on LXQt like plank

Most desktops offer the user a way to autostart applications. LXQt has also an application. You can find it in Session Settings. We add plank to the autostart. Only after clicking the close button is your new autostart setting saved We install the applications needed...

4 Changing your desktop preferences in LXQt

4 Changing your desktop preferences in LXQt

We can change our desktop preferences in LXQt. There is are a lot of parameters we can set. In the video we take a look at backgrounds, icons, label text. ArcoLinux has created a wallpaper package for people who have dual screens. In the second tab called "Slide Show"...

ArcoLinux Spices

Distrohop all you want with an SSD bay

You can always repair ArcoLinux