Using carli 3 to install larbs or Luke’s Auto-Rice Bootstrapping Scripts

Goals, Objectives & Strategy

  • investigate the current installers for Arch Linux


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Check all the packages aka the lego blocks it is going to install



We have just created Carli3 and we take it for a spin
We could have started with Arch Linux iso as well

Larbs is going to install a fully-feature tiling window manager based system either i3 or dwm.

We read the website together as it is my first time ever I will install it.

And then we install carli3 on virtualbox and follow the phase 5 Arch Linux instructions from ArcoLinuxD.

You can follow on that page how to get Arch Linux on your system.

27:30  here LARBS will start


We need to run the larbs script as root.

sudo ./

I had created already my own account erik. Larbs will overwrite my password. Since it is the same, no problems.

Basically we do not need to create a user account. Larbs will do that for you.

Then you sit back and see what will be installed.

We take a look at the dotfiles of Luke and investigate the code and give tips about how to find configs.

Then we should start the system with startx.

We get an error and we solve the issue by installing lightdm.

sudo pacman -S lightdm lightm-gtk-greeter
sudo systemctl enable lightdm

Then lightdm will kick and experiment with this i3.

I have an azerty keyboard so I have to make a translation sometime if I use keyboard shortcuts like q.

Super + enter = terminal

Now it is up to the user to read the help page and learn the keyboard shortcuts and change i3.

Luke is their to support you via different channels. Ask him for help if you need it.

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You can get more information about their project on the website.