This follows my last post Arch Linux on my Lenovo t470s with more details about my own personal setup with Arch Linux. I use GNOME and really like it, if you’re new to Linux I think it’s a comfortable entry into the space, and if you’re not new it’s still extremely ergonomic, capable and comfortable.
Enable system NetworkManager
systemctl enable NetworkManager systemctl start NetworkManager nmtui # terminal ui to activate and connect to wifi
pacman -S zsh
User and groups setup
useradd -m -g wheel -s /usr/bin/zsh <USERNAME> passwd <USERNAME>
Go edit the sudoers file with
EDITOR=vim visudo and comment out the
%wheel line. It will add all users in the wheel group to the sudoers.
pacman -S gnome gnome-extra
Enable gdm https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GDM
systemctl enable gdm.service reboot
Should see the GNOME login managed by gdm.
Now in order for ``totem`` to work aka GNOME Videos app to play H256 mp4 vids install ``gst-libav``
sudo pacman -S gst-libav
pacman -S firefox firefox-developer-edition
Setup git, github and gitlab
pacman -S xclip