About the package cleanup, is it done by ‘yay -c’ or do I need to cleanup that folder myself? What is a ‘system cleanup’?
I have never heard/read about
yay -c. Cleaning package cache is done with
sudo pacman -Scc i don’t do it and don’t recommend it because i like to have old packages in the system in case of some update going wrong, then i can quikly downgrade the package directly from my cache, instead of the need of downloading it from “Arch linux Archive”
I have used Ubuntu in the past and still like it but I got tired of different ways to install programs
Yes Arch/Antergos is much simpler, you can use a GUI tool called pamac o search both official and AUR packages. (AUR is asort of PPA’s collection, much simpler and faster to install unofficial stuff)
I have not done any optimization yet, what do you recommend for my system - e.g. in the Arch wiki I see many things about using alternative kernel, IO schedulers etc.
I don’t think you’ll need those thing right now, but i recommend you to have LTS kernel installed too, it’s handy to have another kernel in case something goes wrong.
in the installer there was option to login automatically which I believe I checked but still see this.
I don’t use lightdm but i’m pretty sure that’s easy to fix, try searching in our forum or even the internet to check how to configurate it.
any guides for configuring KDE? I saw a few videos and theres a lot to learn
Probably a youtube search is a good choice.
my system is now up and running so I don’t think I should redo the install and this time choose ext4 for /home, but I can if its better. @fernandomaroto said 20GB isn’t enough so should I change that, or just skip separate partitions?
Don’t need to reinstall unless you want to practice something. I’ve never used another linux partition format than ext4, and it never failed me though.
how do I migrate all settings (including my desktop etc) to another pc. I see some dotfiles like .config, .kde, so if I just copy these into new install its enough?
That’s tricky, you’re on the way, usually config files are at your home folder under
.local or the package name itself. Also you may want to move config files from system like
/etc folder in case you changed them.