ArcoLinux -D -B 19.9

19.9 – September release

ArcoLinuxB isos
how to choose your iso
calamares improvement
new aliases
build scripts
ISO improvements
xfce switch user
to do next month(s)
Stay rolling
what is new
good to know


july 2019  is our milestone
All 60 ArcoLinuxB isos have been built

ArcoLinuxB gives you the power to build your personal iso with

all the applications you love and none that you hate.

Build the iso on your computer. If you do not like to build then we have the July iso for you.

You can download the July version 19.07 and update the system.

we doubled the number of isos
because you can build
your own LTS iso
lts = long term support kernel

we will not builD and test
64 isos
every month

arcolinuxb project means
YOU should build it

more isos is always more complexity
This will help you

Never experienced hardware issues
choose linux kernel

Experiencing hardware issues
choose linux-lts kernel

Minimal : means less software packages installed and start installing software after installation

Bare : means almost no software installed – the aim is to have the minimal amount of packages

Calamares improvement

lightdm and autologin

We have changed the calamares configuration so that we can autologin automatically (if chosen in calamares) after a clean installation of ArcoLinux.

Budgie, Gnome, Plasma and Xfce work automatically.
The others still need a manual change. The issue will be looked at by the Calamares developers.

new aliases

We added a few new aliases to the .bashrc

Easy to edit important files

alias nlightdm="sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf"
alias npacman="sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf"
alias ngrub="sudo nano /etc/default/grub"
alias nmkinitcpio="sudo nano /etc/mkinitcpio.conf"
alias nslim="sudo nano /etc/slim.conf"
alias noblogout="sudo nano /etc/oblogout.conf"

Easy to update

# yay as aur helper - updates everything
alias pksyua="yay -Syu --noconfirm"
alias upall="yay -Syu --noconfirm"

One more fix for typos

alias upate='sudo pacman -Syyu'

build scripts

Build scripts have been improved

Goal is 

  1. better maintenance
  2. more color
  3. more educational value

ISO improvements

  • Liveuser has no password anymore.
  • Liveuser can now login into TTY if needed to solve or analyse issues
  • More space on the dvd so users can install drivers if needed
  • mkinitcpio.conf has no reference to modules i915 and nouveau anymore

Xfce switch user

In Xfce4 you can switch users if you install gdmflexiserver – this was never implemented.

Now xfce4 has its own application to switch users.  Whisker menu code has been changed to add “xfce4-session-logout -u”.

Update your system and type skel to copy/paste the new config to your home directory.


Numlockx is installed on all isos. It is an easy way to set your numlock key to on or off.

We leave it up to the desktops to set it right. Tiling window managers have startup files. They can add the line “numlockx on” in there.

This code will no longer be present in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.

With 14 desktops and growing it does not make sense to have it there.

We have done this in response to a users post on the forum.

to do next month(s)

New desktop herbstluftwm

We are thinking of starting the project in 2019.

how to stay rolling

what is new

good to know

staying up-to-date

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

How to update any ArcoLinux or how to stay rolling

Re-use our nemesis script – post installation script

After a clean installation we will install more software like spotify, dropbox, insync, etc…

Installing nemesis on any ArcoLinux

Up and running under 15 minutes
after clean install

After a clean installation we will install more software like spotify, dropbox, insync, etc…
Re-use our get ready script

Up and running in 15 minutes after a clean install

Learn the most important aliases

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

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