Do i remove Endeavoros

Ive been using Endeavoros for a week or so and i am not getting that i use arch BTW felling.
Endeavoros is good but i want to get a window maneger and build it for myself using xmonad, so do i remove xfce or start with a fresh arch install.

You’re confusing EndeavourOS with Xfce. Xfce is the Destkop Environment, EndeavourOS is the distribution. You can have any DE/WM on EndeavourOS.

In your specific case, you can just install xmonad and start using it. You don’t even need to remove Xfce. But if you want to, you can uninstall all the packages from the xfce4 group:

sudo pacman -Rs xfce4 mousepad orage parole ristretto thunar-archive-plugin thunar-media-tags-plugin xfce4-battery-plugin xfce4-datetime-plugin xfce4-mount-plugin xfce4-netload-plugin xfce4-notifyd xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin xfce4-screensaver xfce4-screenshooter xfce4-taskmanager xfce4-wavelan-plugin xfce4-weather-plugin xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin xfce4-xkb-plugin file-roller network-manager-applet leafpad epdfview galculator endeavouros-xfce4-terminal-colors xdg-user-dirs-gtk

If you have additional packages that depend on these, you will have to remove them, as well.

If you want to convert EndeavourOS to vanilla Arch, you will have to remove all packages from the endeavouros repo, edit your /etc/pacman.conf to remove the [endeavouros] section, and then reinstall lsb-release. BTW, this does not count as using Arch (according to the criterion for Arch forum membership), because you haven’t installed it the Arch wayTM. This has nothing to do with Xfce and xmonad, though.


oh thanks that’s all the xfce things to uninstall right

If you really are looking for to be

that you might get when you install Arch “by the book”, then

and build up your system the way you like.


you can easily install xmonad and remove xfce afterwards
i have had almost every wm install

which one is your favorite


dwm xmonad bspwm


which one is the lightest
i heard its Icewm

dwm are the lightest on my system
and i dont like Icewm

what do you think
dwm vs xamond
i go with xamond

if you know a little about xmonad
so 100% xmonad

this community is really the best and friendly

I consider EOS as an arch linux with its own services and programs. Is pretty the same except some stuff.


I agree, there is absolutely no difference between the two systems, once they are installed.

However, just installing EndeavourOS does not qualify you for using Arch Linux Forum. For that it is expected that you have installed Arch Linux the proper way. I suspect (and I have no way of confirming or denying that) the reason for that is to weed out complete newbies and help vampires.

So, if you need help with EndeavourOS, this is the place to ask, not the Arch Linux Forum.


I know what you mean. To tell you the truth once you’ve installed on 2-3 different machines the Arch way then you already know the process even if you don’t remember exact commands.

This neofetch showing vanilla Arch, self knowing you did it Arch way or because you want access to official Arch forum for support. By all means do it once to appreciate “Hey I’ve done it” then afterwards just stick to EOS.

Generally if older hardware someone out there would have raised an issue on internet/Arch/EOS/Garuda/Manjaro forum and already solved unless you’re running latest new hardware hardly any Arch user has yet.

Just because using EOS I still use google within domains search to target other distro forums for solutions as well because at its core still Arch. One search query can search within all Arch distro forums in one move.

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