I have just finished installing arch, and I am wondering what I should install in terms of packages and what I should be running in the terminal in order to have the best possible health for my system. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, lol.
After installing arch?
@darkkhais we do not now anything about “stupid questions” here ;)
Here is mine: “installing arch” you mean installing Antergos ?
Depending on your hardware //PC vs. Notebook//
It is good to take care of Battery life and energy savings…
for notebooks: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TLP
Install tlp from the official repositories - pay attention to its optional dependencies that may help provide additional power saving:
- acpi_call: ThinkPad battery functions, Sandy Bridge and newer
- bash-completion: Bash completion [Installiert]
- ethtool: Disable Wake On Lan
- lsb-release: Display LSB release version in tlp-stat
- smartmontools: Display S.M.A.R.T. data in tlp-stat
- tp_smapi: ThinkPad battery functions
- x86_energy_perf_policy: Set energy versus performance policy on x86 processors
sudo pacman -S tlp
To complete TLP’s install, you must enable the systemd services tlp.service and tlp-sleep.service
sudo systemctl enable tlp.service tlp-sleep.service
You should also mask the systemd service systemd-rfkill.service and socket systemd-rfkill.socket to avoid conflicts and assure proper operation of TLP’s radio device switching options.
sudo systemctl mask systemd-rfkill.service systemd-rfkill.socket
It try to keep tempertature under 45°C and will save Hardware from overheating and save energy/battery
sudo pacman -S thermald systemd-manager
start systemd-manager (will ask for password)
As mostly it will not start thermald caused by your CPU is not in the database… you will need to add an option to the service file:
Easy choose thermald and the tab “File” on its config (right sided)
--ignore-cpuid-checkto the ExecStart= line and save the file (bottom button ;) )
now enable the service with the top slider, close the program.
It will take some time to get fully working but is doing a good job!
Thanks for the help.
Is there anything else I should install as well after ?
What you need ?
I would recomment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBlock_Origin
To get browsing more secure, and a add blocker to get rid of annoying commercials…
Annything else is depending of your very own workflow.
A good question is also graphics, as to get the most out of your graphiccard can be a little tricky.