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# pacman -S lwm If you prefer another, super lightweight, non-tiling wm, I suggest fluxbox (configuration is a bit easier than openbox).ratpoison also come to mind, but it’s more keyboard-oriented.Setup your keymap for a more comfortable usage (here for french keymap) # loadkeys fr If you need to see the short installation message again # more /etc/motd Fire up (wired) networking (here for a dhcp client on eth0) # dhcpcd eth0 If you don’t have a dhcp server, setup the interface manually with ifconfig and write your DNS servers in /etc/# ifconfig eth0 Now it’s even better if you can log on the system via SSH and copy/paste the rest of the commands from this howto!Set up a password for root (ssh logins are not possible without password by default) # passwd Startup SSH daemon # rc.d start sshd And you should be able to connect remotely on this machine from another.TODO : chromium config TODO : opera config Automatically start the web browser with X (and with a custom start page) Here we make sure that the browser is restarted automatically when the user closes it.Also, which web browser to start is determined by the kernel command line (and thus by the boot menu 🙂 ) We are also setting a background wallpaper using feh.From now on I’ll focus mainly on Firefox as it is still my favourite browser (although Chromium and Opera show quite faster startup times) # pacman -S chromium opera gstreamer0.10-base-plugins gstreamer0.10-good surf firefox arch-firefox-search firefox-adblock-plus firefox-noscript TIP : install only Opera if short on disk space (will use ~100M of disk) Install some nicer fonts as well # pacman -S ttf-liberation ttf-ubuntu-font-family ttf-droid Then configure the fonts in Firefox accordingly (Edit Advanced) (also pick a nice theme/persona for your Firefox while you’re at it, since the default GTK theme looks quite bland!) You may want to install the dreaded flash and java plugins, and a small pdf viewer # pacman -S flashplugin jre7-openjdk icedtea-web-java7 epdfview TIP : avoid java if short on disk space.
Optimizations It is possible to gain a great amount of boot time by using several techniques.
Now boot the system with the usb drive (32 or 64 bits, the choice is yours).