This is a step by step guide what I normally would do on my computer system.
Follow the steps and see which ones might interest you.

Step 1 : install arcolinux

Installation of ArcoLinux is also explained here.

Step 2 : update ARCH and arcolinux

Make sure you have the fastest servers to download from with


You can update via pamac as in the video or via terminal with

sudo pacman -Syyu

or use the alias “update“.

Some of the ArcoLinux packages will be updated in /etc/skel. It is up to the user to check if you want those updates in your personal configuration folders.
Since this is a clean installation we copy over everything from /etc/skel to our home folder and restart plank.

Step 3 : update AUR

In pamac-aur we can change the preferences to also update the packages from AUR.

Same thing can be achieved via terminal with


That is an alias  to be found in ~/.bashrc.


alias pksyua=”yay -Syu –noconfirm”

If packages of the AUR are out of date (i.e. not working anymore), let the maintainer know it via the website of the AUR and click on the button “Flagged out of date“. He/she we will get a mail that the pkgbuild is out of date. If the person is not sick, dead, on holiday, … he/she will update the pkgbuild within 3-5 days.

Step 4 : use all cores


I often forget it myself. Arch Linux is not tweaked to its full potential after any installation!!

Use all the cores, you have, to improve your installation time. More info in this article.

Run the script from here (different location as in video)


If you are planning to install the arcolinux-nemesis scripts lateron. You can skip it here.

Step 5 : icons conform with theme

Use this code in the terminal to fix some of the applications that still use hardcoded paths to their icons.

sudo hardcode-fixer

Since ArcoLinux 6.8 you can find an icon in Xfce Settings that will run the hardcode-fixer.

Step 6 : Arcolinux nemesis

Open the script and edit it .
Put a hashtag before the packages, you do not want to be installed.

I will git clone

Type this in your terminal or copy/paste with ctrl + shift + v.

git clone

It will provide me with all the fonts needed for the conkies and much more.

Discord is our channel of communication or our chatbox. We will install it with these scripts. Discord is there to have a quick and casual chat with the ArcoLinux team and other ArcoLinux users. All the technical questions are supposed to go on the forum as usual.

Dropbox is there to sync important files.

Insync is there to sync files to google drive (paid).

Virtualbox will be installed.

Spotify will be installed.

This github changes constantly and will differ from what you see.

Step 7 : Arcolinux nemesis PERSONAL

Now we go inside the Personal folder of the same github:

See what you can use from it and rewrite the codes any way you see fit.

Bookmarks can be interesting.
Firefox is sometimes not quite readable with dark themes depending on what websites you visit. Css fix for that.

We have added a “FUNscript to the collection. It will install many interesting applications that you can use for your screenshots like bash-pipes, cmatrix, cool-retro-term, cmatrix and many more. More info here.

This github changes constantly and will differ from what you see.

ALL in one video
personal workflow after clean install