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We have just finished this Arch Linux base installation following this article. The operating system is not meant to be run on a virtualbox. That is only for educational purposes. You should install it on a proper ssd.

We have chosen to install

Some desktop environments come with their own window manager or you can install additional ones.Then you install lots of applications.



Tips and points of attention

You can clone a VirtualBox and experiment on it without fear to wreck it. We show you how in the tutorial.

We will download the scripts for an easy and quick installation. Scripts will continue to evolve and improve. They will differ from the video in the future.

sudo pacman -S git
git clone

Mind the xorg installation. Choose the right script depending if you are installing on VirtualBox or not.

  • Virtual box – use
  • SSD or harddisk – depending on your graphical card (Nvidia, Intel, …)

I have an Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT so I would need to install nvidia-340 driver if I wanted to install an Nvdia driver. But I have been choosing the opensource driver xf86-video-nouveau for years now without any issues. But it might be important to tell you that I am no gamer. Here is the link If you need more information about the video drivers like xf86-video-nouveau, xf86-video-intel, … This topic might be challenging depending on your hardware.

Since we are on virtualbox we install a completely different graphical driver (see special virtualbox script) :

sudo pacman -S virtualbox-guest-utils

Logging back in, check the gauge symbol to see in which desktop you will login in.

I will show you where to change your keyboard in Budgie – Azerty and Qwerty.

Variety has been started and configured.

Using gnometweaktool we change the theme, icons and cursor.

We show you how to fix one icon : contacts. It does not have a sardi look. Hardcoded icon that is not fixed with the hardcodefixer script.


What more can you learn in the next tutorial?

  • stopping the slow download on github and restarting
    • running the scripts separately
  • stopping script and manually installing software
    • command : packer breeze snow cursor
  • variety started and set the preferences
  • fixing the icon of contacts
  • installing a transparent gnome with the script
  • finetuning the settings of the terminal
  • starting plank and making sure it starts at boot
  • installing and running conky aureola


Tips mentioned are :

  • You can make your own github with scripts for free
  • You can copy/paste (clone) my github to your account and delete some of the lines
  • Github tutorial can be found here.
  • installing the driver is explained here
  • Arc Colora is explained here
  • Tacao project – dekstop tuning
  • bose hardware is compatible but you need to run the script
  • gnome-screenshot will be saved in jpg rather than png
  • showing what is copied for firefox – script 700


More information about Budgie

The budgie desktop is coming from Solus and I have written many tutorials about Solus so you can read all the articles about Solus and apply many of the tutorials on Arch Budgie.

All  the Budgie related articles are here.