Learning phases 2, 3 and 5

Please read following essential posts
ArcoLinux Core Info
ArcoLinux Fast Track


You have downloaded the ArcoLinuxD or the ArcoLinuxB iso and have installed it either on a virtual machine or on an SSD.

We recommend clicking on “Start here” and work your way down the menu.

Use the search or listing page to look for specific items. Or simply explore the website.

On you will find also more info about Xfce, Openbox and i3. The rest of the desktops are ONLY documented here. provides more information on Xfce, Openbox and i3.
All the other desktops are ONLY documented HERE!

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 HERE.

You can learn how to build a distro from scratch via the Carli on


5 Choose between bios or uefi

5 Choose between bios or uefi

Choose whether to follow theBIOSorUEFIinstallationBIOS is often for older computersUEFI is often on newer computersFIND MORE INFO ABOUT BIOS AND UEFI HERE  Learn how to install Arch Linux starting from the iso from and install step by step Arch...

15 How to get back to the standard look and the standard settings

15 How to get back to the standard look and the standard settings

Nomally we would do a "skel" to get our old configs back. In DWM this will not work. Skel is needed to get the old configs back BUT you need to build it again. So we "make and sudo make install" dwm and slstatus then we can reboot and you will have the initial setup...

12 Changing the look of our DWM

12 Changing the look of our DWM

In previous videos we have 'riced' our system already. We use meld to compare configuration files. We move the bar to the bottom. We make the border thicker. We change the color of the dmenu. We learn about xprop.