ArchLabs R2-D2 or 5.0 – Memory usage study

ArchLabs R2-D2 or 5.0 – Memory usage study

After using R2-D2 for 10 days and listening to various Youtube bloggers I wanted to measure our memory usage. Some say the memory usage is low. Others say it can be even lower. Measuring is knowing. Minimal setup The following items have been looked at in order to get...
Openbox Menu with icons using obmenu-generator

Openbox Menu with icons using obmenu-generator

Obmenu-generator is taking care of the creation of the menu. If you do not use the icons in the openbox menu than this article is not for you. You can use a static or a dynamic (pipe) menu. And you can choose to have an icon or not in the menu. Loading icons will...
How to change the icon of the login screen

How to change the icon of the login screen

Standard you will see a computer icon when you login. If you want to change this, you need to go to Preferences / LightDM Appearance. This is just a graphical application to will pass the information to a file that is in /etc/lightdm/ folder. Changing that file will...
Live Stream ArchLabs 1 : Launch of R2-D2

Live Stream ArchLabs 1 : Launch of R2-D2

Topics on the agenda 1. History 2. goals 3. clean install 4. 2 desktops 5. i3 6. help 7. betatesters 8. Clean install     1. History (2:05) 2. goals (4:12) The release of R2-D2 or ArchLabs 5.0 http://erikdubois.be/category/linux/archlabs/ 3. clean...
Where to change my compton settings in i3

Where to change my compton settings in i3

We have decided to have two different compton files. One for ArchLabs Openbox in 1 ~/.config/compton.conf and one for ArchLabs i3 in 1 ~/.config/i3/compton.conf This means that you can try out other settings in one desktop environment and it will not influence the...
Where are my menu’s in i3

Where are my menu’s in i3

We invested a lot of time so that you have almost all shortcuts at your disposal you are already using in Openbox. ArchLabs i3 has 4 menu’s and can show all applications in the menu. Super + Shift + D = dmenu  (this is the standard i3 menu) Super + F11/F12= rofi menu...
How to move the windows in i3

How to move the windows in i3

The easiest answer and it is a correct one is Read the config file The heart and brains of i3wm is all written down in ~/.config/i3/config. Follow the video to cover the basics. Super + F = full screen or focus and many other shortcuts   Where to find help i3wm :...
Changing the colours of the bar in i3

Changing the colours of the bar in i3

This is a part of the config file that you change the most. Next release it will be changed as well. It is the part where you can make your personal touch. Your personal theming. I have made a personal theming project called Combustion you can follow as well. Near the...
Getting to know i3 on ArchLabs

Getting to know i3 on ArchLabs

In ArchLabs we decided to take a fork from the official i3wm i.e. i3 next gaps hosted on github. It allows us to have gaps and borders if we want. In this fashion we can see our wallpaper that is behind the windows. But we can decide to put the variables of borders...
How to change the conky’s in ArchLabs

How to change the conky’s in ArchLabs

In ArchLabs we can use the menu to change the conky as you can see in the image below. What is more we can select as many conky’s as we want. Providing they do not overlap in position on the screen. Then you will have to go in the code to tell the conky to move...
How to change the appearance of rofi in ArchLabs

How to change the appearance of rofi in ArchLabs

Rofi is one of the many menu’s that are available on ArchLabs. In this article we go over all the menu’s. Selecting a new theme can be done via the rofi-theme-selector or Super + R. By means of the arrow keys you navigate over the choices. When you press...
How to change the look of your terminal – termite

How to change the look of your terminal – termite

Termite is our default terminal. All information can be found on the archwiki or the github of termite. Let me give you the most important information here: Copy = CTRL + SHIFT + C Paste = CTRL + SHIFT + V CTRL + SHIFT + T = open termite Super + Enter = open termite...
How to change to one of the 56 tint2 themes

How to change to one of the 56 tint2 themes

Tint2 is the panel we use in ArchLabs. It can contain the application icons, workspaces, active applications and system icons. Tint2 is super customisable and easy to use with the tint2 Gui. It is here that you select a theme and apply it with the button in the menu....
How to change the login screen of ArchLabs

How to change the login screen of ArchLabs

We can change the login appearance via the menu Preferences – LightDM Appearance. This will give us a pop up of the following screens. Most of these elements are straight forward. Changing the icons to a personal picture or avatar is a bit more complex and is...
How to autostart applications in ArchLabs

How to autostart applications in ArchLabs

In this article we will check out the autostart file and change some of the lines to autostart the applications I like to have. CTRL + H will show you the ~/.config/openbox folder. This folder is where all the core files are for openbox. Autostart is the file that...
How to install ArchLabs 5.0 or R2-D2

How to install ArchLabs 5.0 or R2-D2

We are installing ArchLabs 5.0 or R2-D2. You can try it out first in virtualbox. As a matter of fact it is fine-tuned to work smoothly on virtualbox. Check out these articles for Windows or Mac. Installing ArchLabs on Windows in virtualbox. Installing ArchLabs on Mac...
How to make your terminal look sexy again

How to make your terminal look sexy again

I have just created a new conky look for ~/.conkyrc in the future ArchLabs R2D2 to the right with orange colours and the other conky to the left was already orange. Can we change our terminal to follow the colours of our system? Use the website http://terminal.sexy...
Changing the colors of the cyclo conky on ArchLabs

Changing the colors of the cyclo conky on ArchLabs

First of all you need to get the latest version of the conky’s from github. That is accomplished by following this tutorial. Basically we will use the script in ~/.config/openbox/scripts and you will have a backup of the old ~/.config/conky folder.   If we...
How to install insync on ArchLabs and use it

How to install insync on ArchLabs and use it

I have made my decision to move the bulk of my data to google drive (Dropbox proves to be slower than Google drive) and bought myself 100GB of space for 2€/month. As a developer of ArchLabs I constantly do clean installs of the latest iso of ArchLabs and each time I...
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