Been loving using Endeavouros and thanks to the community here I have fixed many an issue and improvoed my use of the Terminal among other things.
while Endeavour is my main Os I feel I should see if I am capable of installing basic Arch + KDE getting it as close to what endeavour provides which is clean and bloat free as possible.
Following many guides (many do stuff I don’t want) I managed to complete an install of arch…but it didn’t work
I know I am probably missing something but every guide tells me different things to install, so its not helping and the Arch wiki isn’t much help either.
So… does anyone know exactly what Endeavour installs for Arch as well as KDE ? Id really like to compare to see where I am going wrong.
My Pc uses a I9-7980Xe with a 2080ti and 32GB ram 1TB nvme.
Configuring I know my Nvme is configured correctly along with minor weeks like keyboard layout / time and so on.
for the base system most guides say to do the following:
pacstrap /mnt base linux linux-firmware nano intel-ucode btrfs-progs
created fstab which was correct ^^ also creating user/password localhost and all the other small stuff until It says to install the following :
pacman -S grub grub-btrfs efibootmgr base-devel linux-headers networkmanager network-manager-applet wpa_supplicant dialog os-prober mtools dosfstools reflector git
Then moving onto KDE, installed plasma with its both systems-meta and utilities-meta and finally applications-meta since there are way to many otherwise.
xorg was installed Nvidia drivers installed and I should be good to go…
sadly I am now stuck looking at starting version 249.3-1-arch
@ricklinux - I am using the Arch ISO dated 01-08-2021 with my 1tb nvme split into 500M Fat32 efi partition and the rest btrfs.
@ricklinux / @ReemZ Every guide even Arch wiki when it comes to NVIDIA says do the following…
Sudo pacman -S nvidia, now this installs a few things including nvidia-utils and a driver and other stuff…but upon doing it again only the driver shows up which is said it installed but never did…but it didn’t solve the issue.
The solution ? - NVIDIA-dkms…that was it… not one guide says to install this except an endeavour forum post XD
I am now logged into Arch + KDE…but KDE still installed every app which I didn’t want… I wanted to install the same things Endeavour installs when you pick KDE.
If you read the wiki on EndeavourOS you will see that we use the nvidia-installer-dkms. You can’t do that on Arch as this is in the EndeavourOS repo. But you can install nvidia-dkms on Arch with pacman.
Normally when i installed nvidia if i wasn’t using the dkms i would install.
Because if you have a separate subvolume for /var, when you restore the root subvolume, your actual filesystem will be out of sync with what pacman believes the state of your system to be since it stores that info in /var