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These explanations are not solely for ARCHLabs. They are for all openbox based distro’s.

In  this installation article we have explained you where to download the iso of ARCHLabs, how to install ARCHLabs and how to customize ARCHLabs. We went into detail about the essential parts of openbox like tint2, the conky and the openbox menu. We made also a tutorial how to change the look of ARCHLabs.

This article will explain the autostart file and why it is important to autostart your personal applications.

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 contains all the application or services that we want or need to boot in order to have a fully functional desktop.

I will explain how XRANDR works. VirtualBox forgets from time to time my standard resolution of my screen. With these lines I set the resolution inside my virtual machine

# only for virtualbox
xrandr --output VGA-1 --mode 1920x1080

We will go over every line and explain why it is in there.
Future configurations are likely to differ.


Important caveat

Check if you have this to make it possible that pamac-updater works. If you applied my personal settings you will have it. Otherswise you will need this change in order to be able to login as root and install the updates.

#/usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 &