Superfast update of ArcoLinux

Superfast update of ArcoLinux

There are lots of more tutorials about updating. There is even two playlists on Youtube just about updating. Watching these videos will learn you how to manage your operating system. Here we just want to update and get on with our work. You can use these commands as...
Changing your shell from bash to zsh and back – any desktop

Changing your shell from bash to zsh and back – any desktop

Our systems have Bash as our standard shell. We could change to Zsh as shell. You can find the Zsh website here, the github here and the themes here. What do you install to have zsh? It all depends on the iso you start with Arch Linux, ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD or...
How to get the best Arch Linux servers to update your system

How to get the best Arch Linux servers to update your system

You may have seen me struggle with the Arch Linux servers in one of my videos.Time to dive into the application reflector. Read all about it on your own computer.Type reflector –help in the terminal and read more.Servers speed and service all depend on your own...
Fix your ArcoLinux or Arch Linux computer with these 2 tips

Fix your ArcoLinux or Arch Linux computer with these 2 tips

If you recognize these symptoms then this article can help you :  black screen at bootup bootup starts but halts bootup starts but halts and you see why – error message lightdm shows but is unresponsive lightdm shows – desktop is unreachable …...
How to get the fastest Arch Linux servers

How to get the fastest Arch Linux servers

It started with the wish to have an up-to-date mirrorlist during the installation of ArcoLinux. Calamares provides us a great variety of applications to download. It is now more than ever important to get the best Arch Linux servers for your country. The alias mirror...
How to change the version number of ArcoLinux

How to change the version number of ArcoLinux

All it takes to change the version number of ArcoLinux is changing the file /etc/lsb-release. I always say this number is super unimportant. It does NOT say that you have updated your system correctly. It is just a static number that any of us can change any way we...
Taking a look at pamac-aur and adding AUR support to it

Taking a look at pamac-aur and adding AUR support to it

In this video we urge you to think out of the box.  If you are looking for answers then it is ok to listen to videos for other linux distributions. Applications are often identical or similar. You can learn from any tutorial. In regards to pamac-aur you can listen to...
How to update ArcoLinux – long procedure – learn and analyze

How to update ArcoLinux – long procedure – learn and analyze

If you want to learn more about your system and keep track of what changed then this procedure is for you.1 – bupskelWill create a backup folder of /etc/skel prior to your updates2 – updateWill download and install all Arch Linux and ArcoLinux packages3...
How to fix the pkgbuild of vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin

How to fix the pkgbuild of vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin

The developer was kind enough to give us a script that is going to look online what the version is and calculate the md5 sum. That is awesome. The script works with a command pup. ArcoLinux does not have that installed so we need to install it and its dependency go....
Help us to keep the AUR up to date and everyone benefits from it

Help us to keep the AUR up to date and everyone benefits from it

AUR or Arch Linux User Repository is a huge collection of PKGBUILDS that will install thousands of applications on your system. It will install on anything Arch Linux based.Sometimes packages break.The reason are too diverse to go into.In this particular case the URL...
How to update ArcoLinux 18.10 to ArcoLinux 18.12

How to update ArcoLinux 18.10 to ArcoLinux 18.12

Every video about updating your system to the latest edition will learn you something. The video will always contain more information than the title suggests. That applies to all the videos. Staying rolling is the focus point in this article. Here is the more detailed...
How to update any ArcoLinux or how to stay rolling

How to update any ArcoLinux or how to stay rolling

Long procedure to update If you want to learn more about your system and keep track of what changed then this procedure is for you. 1 – bupskel Will create a backup folder of /etc/skel prior to your updates 2 – update Will download and install all Arch...
How to fix time-out or slow Arch Linux servers

How to fix time-out or slow Arch Linux servers

error: failed retrieving file ‘extra.db’ from mirror.ams1.nl.leaseweb.net : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds This is the message we are talking about. You will have a different server from a different country. But...
Pacman needs an up-to-date mirrorlist – any desktop

Pacman needs an up-to-date mirrorlist – any desktop

Never mind the warningUpdate the mirrorlist with mirror in the terminal Pacman or your PACkage MANager is going to get its packages from different servers over the world. Depending where you live you select the servers that our near to you in distance BUT they may not...
How to add the third party repo to pacman.conf

How to add the third party repo to pacman.conf

Open the file /etc/pacman.conf with sublime text and add these lines to it [arcolinux_repo_3party] SigLevel = Required DatabaseOptional Server = https://arcolinux.github.io/arcolinux_repo_3party/$arch Then do an update sudo pacman -Syyu and then you can install the...
Update your system using the terminal and upall or pksyua

Update your system using the terminal and upall or pksyua

This applies to all desktop environments. Pamac is our graphical updater in ArcoLinux. You can find more info about updating via pamac in this article. But you can also update in the terminal. Personally I start the day with a command in the terminal and read what...
How to speed up your computer during building

How to speed up your computer during building

The file /etc/makepkg.conf can be edited so that it will use all available cores when you are building packages coming from the AUR. The more cores, you have, the more you have to gain with these settings. Use “lscpu” to see how many cores your system has....
How to downgrade an application if downgrade does not work

How to downgrade an application if downgrade does not work

In this article we have learned that there is a powerful tool installed on ArchMerge i.e. downgrade. With this application you can downgrade an application in an easy way. You can see the picture at the bottom page how to downgrade firefox. BUT when you do a clean...
Rolling Release – Update of ArcoLinux i3 package coming in

Rolling Release – Update of ArcoLinux i3 package coming in

Starting from ArchMerge 6.2.1 we have many more packages to update our system i.e. Rolling Release. Some of them need to be installed in our own personal home folder. In that case you need to take action to get the latest files and folders and move them to your own...
Fixing the message Key could not be looked up remotely

Fixing the message Key could not be looked up remotely

What I can not check now anymore is that reinstalling the archlinux-keyring would probably have fixed this without initializing and populating it. Will try that next time. sudo pacman-key –init sudo pacman-key –populate archlinux If necessary this one sudo...
Update your system using pamac

Update your system using pamac

This applies to all desktop environments. Pamac is our standard updater in ArcoLinux. You can update your system also in the terminal. That is for another article. Pamac provides us a tray-icon (assuming you did not change the icon theme) that is white. This means...