Installing and configuring Awesome WM in Archlinux

Start by installing xorg and nvidia graphics

pacman -S xorg-server xorg-server-utils xorg-xinit xorg-utils xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm xorg-xrandr nvidia nvidia-libgl xf86-input-evdev

Reboot

reboot

Install awesome, touchpad support and vicious

pacman -S awesome xf86-input-synaptics vicious hddtemp alsa-utils wireless_tools

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Installing archlinux with encrypted LVM on LUKS (UEFI), via ssh.

We will install archlinux with LVM on LUKS encryption (UEFI), via ssh. This is for advanced users. If you just want to install archlinux, look elsewhere.

Download the ISO and burn it to your USB key like so:

dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx && sync

Set the keyboard layout. In my case, it’s Belgian AZERTY (/usr/share/kbd/rubfhaps/i386/azerty/be-latin1.map.gz)

loadkeys be-latin1

Verify if you are booted in UEFI mode (is this directory populated?)

ls /sys/firmware/efi/efivars

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