※ If you have an existing
user, when you create a new user, take notes of the
-M flags for
useradd. You don't want to use
-m and some guides will tell you, 'cause that creates a new
/home dir. You can use
-M to be sure one won't be created.
※ Furthermore, if you have existing partitions don't mount them during installation, just add them to the
Best font package/s to install? FIIK. Inconsolata, DejaVu???
※ Font dirs are
grep /fonts ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log
fc-list : file
<match> <test name="family"> <string>monospace</string> </test> <edit name="family" mode="assign" binding="strong"> <string>DejaVu Sans Mono</string> </edit> </match>
If you wanna mess with fontconf more, there's good info here: https://seasonofcode.com/posts/how-to-set-default-fonts-and-font-aliases-on-linux.html
See: Compose Key
You can have your system time (different from the hardware time, which on Linux should be the base UTC time) synced up so it's as correct as possible. Having your time out of sync can cause problems with authenticating with totp, compiling software, etc.
There are multiple ways to go about this, but I found installing openntpd to be the easiest.
# pacman -S openntpdto install
# sudo systemctl start openntpd.serviceto start the daemon
# sudo systemctl enable openntpd.serviceto make it run whenever you start the computer.
You can control which server it connects to, but the default does a good job of picking the best option :)
Audio on Linux should mostly just work, but if you're interested in music making it takes a bit of messing round setting up a thing (an audio server, like X is a display server) called JACK. Once that's done using hardware and making connections between different programs and hardware bits is kinda intuitive if you're familiar with synth patches.
$ groupswill list them for your current user.
# usermod -a -G realtime [username]
# groupadd realtime
Antergos is a basically Arch with a swish-o installer and an extra repo. It likes to Antergoserise (IE brand with it's wonky logo) things like Grub and LightDM, though that's repairable. It's easy enough to stop it it installing a bunch of extra stuff, as opposed to Manjaro(?).
It was a really good introduction to Linux for me! But it's since (2019) been discontinued :(