ArcoLinux -D -B 19.2

19.2 – FEBRUARY release

ArcoLinuxB deepin revisited
AAG or ArcoLinux Auditing group
grub ArcoLinux vimix theme
grub slaze theme on AUR
COMPTON version 4 to 5
calamares new version
transmission is out – qbittorrent is in
mowgli conky
NEW IN .bin
general improvements
future efforts
Stay rolling

ARcolinuxb deepin revisited

Now the iso , packages and tutorials for Xmonad have been created, it was time to make the tutorials about deepin. It was an ideal time to take another look at deepin and see what we can improve before making the tutorials.

Deepin can be a very eye-candy desktop just of the box. With some minor tweaking you can change it to your liking.

We have added a bunch of

  • keyboard shortcuts
  • personal arcolinux-config-deepin package
  • theming settings for deepin-terminal
  • figured out that qt5ct is better NOT installed on Deepin
  • Sardi and Surfn icons have been created for Deepin desktop
  • Deepin filemanager has its own icon now

Arcolinux auditing group

AAG is the response on your demand.

ArcoLinux users have asked to get access to the beta versions of ArcoLinux.
Only Betatesters get access to those.

You will get access to the ready-to-be-released isos one week before release.

More info in this article.

grub ArcoLinux vimix theme

The developer of Vimix was kind enough to include our ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB logos.

Now grub will recognize the operating system and provide the correct icon for the distro on that partition.

Later I experimented with other wallpapers and choose 8 wallpapers. Our package is build upon the work and expertise of Vince. With minor changes we get more flexibility.

sudo pacman -S arcolinux-grub-theme-vimix-git

You have 8 background choices to decorate your grub. Single boot or dual boot your grub will look great.

Tutorials will follow.

grub slaze theme on AUR

This design project resulted in a spinoff called grub-theme-slaze-git. We created an AUR package to install the grub theme slate. Any Arch Linux based system can install this package from AUR.

yay -S grub-theme-slaze-git

compton 4 to 5

We started out with a compton.conf that was the same for all 5 desktops

  • awesome
  • bspwm
  • i3
  • openbox
  • xmonad

Soon we realized that we had to make adjustments to the compton.conf depending on the desktop but also depending how they react on Virtualbox.

We will probably make more adjustments until we find the “sweet spot”. Users are encouraged to do just the same. Experiment with the settings until they are suited for your HARDWARE.
See tutorials about compton. 

Calamares new version

New version for calamares 3.2.3 – more info

transmission is out – qbittorrent is in

In your ~/bin folder you will find a script to remove transmission and install qbittorrent for those who want to stay rolling.

Mowgli conky

The conky in the middle of the screen will tell you the time in text form. All credits to Mowgli on deviantart.


There is a new version out for hblock. More info here : hblock

What is new in .bin?

New fun script

New fun scripts called thebat and thebats2 have been added

stay-rolling folder

When working with the ArcoLinux torrents at seedhost we discovered a better, faster and more eye-candy application in Qbittorrent.

For people that do not do a clean install we have added a script called :


It will remove transmission and install qbittorrent.

See the rolling release videos at the bottom of the page. 

General improvements


  • topbar and bottombar is now possible and more configs for discord, variety and pamac-aur



  • updated the package in order to be able to lock the screen and log back in

Packages  installed:

  •  qbittorrent

Packages removed:

  • transmission-gtk
  • transmission-cli



To DO  ArcoLinuxB deepin tutorials

We need to start creating Deepin tutorials to get you started with this new desktop.

Qtile stays in the pipelines
deepin got priority

What is new in this version

how to stay rolling

how to stay rolling
super short version

geoip service is Working again
Future will tell us for how long

HOw to stay rolling

We have dedicated an article to this particular topic since it is probably the FAQ number 1.

How to update any ArcoLinux or how to stay rolling

More detailed information can be found in the beta links in the menu Blog
and ofcourse in the commits
On github.