Sun 13 December 2015
I like arch linux better than raspbian is a lot of ways, except:
- default is python 3
- not as fully supported (tutorials, software packages, etc) on RPi as raspbian is
Basic Install Process
Don't follow the install instructions, they suck. Instead, look at the Beginner's Guide on the wiki.
Follow these instructions for the install.
Install this package:
pacman -S virtualbox-guest-utils
Create the module file /etc/modules-load/virtualbox.conf
vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo
pacman -S package
- sudo - edit /etc/sudoers, uncomment wheel group
- avahi and nss-mdns
Fontconfig configuration is done via /etc/fonts/conf.avail and conf.d. Read /etc/fonts/conf.d/README for more information.
Configuration via /etc/fonts/local.conf is still possible, but is no longer recommended for options available in conf.avail.
Main system wide configuration should be done by symlinks (especially for autohinting, sub-pixel and lcdfilter):
cd /etc/fonts/conf.d ln -s ../conf.avail/XX-foo.conf
Avahi - Multicast
You can enable Avahi Daemon at startup with the following command:
systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service
For the client edit /etc/ssh/ssh_config remove protocol 1 since it is deemed insecure and only use 2:
For the server edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config enable:
AllowUsers user1 user2 (change to appropriate user names) PermitRooLogin no Banner /etc/issue
Then add it to the DAEMONS list in /etc/rc.conf, so it starts on boot:
** Don't use rc.conf anymore!! **
DAEMONS=( .... sshd ....)
You can also start it immediately by:
sudo rc.d start sshd
To see if it worked, type:
ps -e | grep sshd