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Removing grub timeout during bootup.

To remove the timeout grub shows during bootup, edit /etc/default/grub by modfying the GRUB_TIMEOUT value. Then run grub-mkconfig as sudo to update your grub configuration. Check out this post if something goes wrong.

Getting xserver up.

# Graphics driver.
yaourt -S xf86-video-vesa 

# Xorg
yaourt -S xorg-server 

# So you can run startx.
yaourt -S xorg-xinit 

# Xorg's default tiling manager
yaourt -S xorg-twm

# Xterm, so we actually get something on screen.
yaourt -S xterm

# Copy a sane default of .xinitrc
cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc ~/.xinitrc

# Get an x display session up.

Auto login and startx

To do auto login Arch Wiki:

# /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service.d/override.conf

ExecStart=-/usr/bin/agetty --autologin username --noclear %I 38400 linux

To do auto startx Arch Wiki:


[[ -z $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]] && exec startx

Tiling manager (I3-gaps).

#I3-gaps since it is a very awesome fork of i3 that adds a ton of functionality.
yaourt -S i3-gaps-git

# For a wallpaper.
yaourt -S feh imagemagick librsvg

# Replace TWM relevant command with just exec i3.
vim ~/.xinitrc

# And if you need to modify anything i3, like the keys:
# Mod1 -> ALT key
# Mod4 -> Windows key (This does not work with virtualbox!)
vim ~/.config/i3/config

Some quick additions to take advantage of gaps.

# Inside ~/.config/i3/config

for_window [class="^.*"] border pixel 2
gaps inner 12
smart_borders no_gaps

# Wallpaper
exec feh --bg-fill ~/wallpapers/wallpaper.jpg

Resizing in virtualbox.

# Get virtualbox guest additions.
yaourt -S virtualbox-guest-utils

# Load the virtualbox kernel modules upon bootup.
# Add vboxguest, vboxsf, and vboxvideo on new lines.
vim /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf

# Add /usr/bin/VBoxClient-all to you .xinitrc before calling I3.
vim ~/.xinitrc


# First install xorg-xrdb for reading the xresources file.
yaourt -S xorg-xrdb

# Add the powerline font.
yaourt -S powerline-fonts-git

# And powerline itself.
yaourt -S python2-powerline-git

# Add some goodies to our Xresources.
cat <<EOF > ~/.Xresources
URxvt.background: Black
URxvt.foreground: White
URxvt.scrollbar: false
URxvt.font xft:Sauce Code Powerline:size=9

Xft.dpi: 109
Xft.antialias: true
Xft.rgba: rgba
Xft.hinting: true
Xft.hintstyle: hintfull

# Add powerline.zsh to our zshrc.
cat ". /usr/share/zsh/site-contrib/powerline.zsh" >> ~/.zshrc

Forum says to use this but it doesn't compile with newest kernel. Instead, this does and seems to work fine.

Vmware Guest

The Wiki has a decent bit of good info, but if using Antergos then a lot is done for you. Networking and auto window resizing works, but clipboard is still iffy. For that, you must install some packages via yaourt -S gtkmm libxtst and restart the machine.