Get your arcolinux-iso from
with git clone

You just want i3 and nothing more.

 BYOI procedure

  1. git clone
  2. change packages.both to only include I3 packages NOT XFCE and NOT openbox
  3. run script 30
  4. Three times “y”
  5. test iso in virtualbox

Packages.both must be edited

eAt the bottom we include the packages.both. We will keep updating packages.both in time. It will differ from the video in the future.


We decided that conky’s are not for i3 and hashtag out those elements accordingly.

 You can also hashtag out the following elements :


  • menulibre
  • mugshot
  • plank
  • lxappearance-obconf


You need to add the following applications :


  • lxappearance


We change the resolution with the application arandr.


Openbox had been installed in the video as a dependency of lxappearance-obconf. We changed that in the packages.both at the bottom.

Afterwards we check the config of i3 and install the missing applications on our system with sudo pacman -S like : 

  • xfce4-settings
  • xfce4-taskmanager
  • xfce4-power-manager
  • xfce4-clipman-plugin
  • xfce4-screenshooter
  • xfce4-appfinder


Everyone is a betatester at any point in time when you BYOI.
Help us improve the iso and give us feedback.

Content of Packages.both