[HowTo] Display a Manjaro Logo (Instead of Arch) in Fastfetch

With the recently announced abandonment of Neofetch, many of us are choosing to use an alternative system information display option like Fastfetch.

Fastfetch is written in C and is built for customization. For me, it opens almost instantly, whereas Neofetch often lags before displaying. By default, Fastfetch shows several more categories than Neofetch.

As of now, Arch-based distributions default to the Arch logo in Fastfetch. I’ve tested this on Manjaro and Endeavor, and I assume it’s the same for Reborn, Arco, Garuda and others.

To display the Manjaro logo instead of Arch:

  1. Generate a configuration file with the following command (hat tip to @scotty65 and @robin0800 in comments below):

fastfetch -l manjaro --gen-config-force

  1. If you’d like to display the Fastfetch output every time you open a terminal, do the following.

Open the ~/.bashrc file (or equivalent config file, I assume, if you’re using a different shell like zsh or fish) in a text editor, and add this line:

fastfetch

Next time you open a terminal, you should see a Fastfetch display of system information, complete with the Manjaro logo instead of Arch.

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Thank you for the guide.
But how to hide ip address and external drives usb drives information from fastfetch?

The developer has created a small configuration guide on Github:

There is a β€œlocal ip” entry in the .jsonc file that you can probably remove, as well as β€œdisk.” The config file seems very simple and straightforward.

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fastfetch in the repository came with a variety of logos built-in

fastfetch -l manjaro

To find all available built-in logos:

fastfetch --list-logos

There are 411 of them at the moment.

I just created a fastfetch config file to display the Manjaro logo as default by running the command fastfetch -l manjaro --gen-config

fastfetch -l manjaro --gen-config 
The generated config file has been written in `/home/scotty/.config/fastfetch/config.jsonc`

So, now running fastfetch gives me this output:


β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    scotty@scott-ser
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    ----------------
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    OS: Manjaro Linux Wynsdey 24.0.0 x86_64
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Host: SER
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ            β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Kernel: 6.9.0-1-MANJARO
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Uptime: 8 hours, 26 mins
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Packages: 1473 (pacman)[testing]
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Shell: zsh 5.9
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Display (PHL 243V7): 1920x1080 @ 60Hz [External]
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    DE: KDE Plasma 6.0.4
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    WM: KWin (Wayland)
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    WM Theme: Breeze
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Theme: Breeze (CyberHack) [QT], Breeze-Dark [GTK2], Breeze [GTK3]
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ  β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ    Icons: BeautyLine [QT], BeautyLine [GTK2/3/4]
                                Font: Noto Sans (10pt) [QT], Noto Sans (10pt) [GTK2/3/4]
                                Cursor: Bibata-Rainbow-Modern (28px)
                                Terminal: konsole 24.2.2
                                Terminal Font: MesloLGS NF (10pt)
                                CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (16) @ 4.46 GHz
                                GPU: AMD Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Vega Mobile Series @ 0.40 GHz [Integrated]
                                Memory: 5.78 GiB / 28.31 GiB (20%)
                                Swap: 0 B / 18.88 GiB (0%)
                                Disk (/): 45.76 GiB / 457.09 GiB (10%) - ext4
                                Disk (/run/media/scotty/14TB-Elements): 5.04 TiB / 12.63 TiB (40%) - ext4
                                Disk (/run/media/scotty/8TB-Elements): 1.30 TiB / 7.22 TiB (18%) - ext4
                                Local IP (enp1s0): 192.168.20.14/24 *
                                Locale: en_AU.UTF-8
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What if I don’t want output every time I open my terminal?

Might want to update the tutorial with config file changes @scotty65 mentioned above. :wink:

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Thank you, @Yochanan. I did an edit - hopefully it makes sense. Thanks to @scotty65 and @Pcwolf for their input, as well.

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Mya fetchnya looks weird :cat:

  uwufetch                                                                              βœ” 
                     replica@dell
 β–³       β–³   β— β— β— β—     OWOS     Myanjawo
                     MOWODEL  Inspiron 15-3567
   > Ο‰ <             KEWNEL   Linuwu 6.6.30-2-MANJARO x86_64             
                     CPUWU    Inteww(R) Cowe(TM) i5-7200U CPUwU @ 2.50GHz
                     GPUWU    Inteww COwOpowation HD Gwaphics 620
                     MEMOWY   2524 MiB/7811 MiB
                     SHEWW    /bin/zsh
                     PKGS     1361: 33 (flatpak), 1328 (pacman)
                     UWUPTIME 3h, 7m
                     β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡β–‡

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That didn’t work for me, I don’t know what I did wrong.

I create an configuration file like this located in ~/.config/fastfetch, named config.jsonc, but it gave me only an error:

Error: failed to parse JSON config file `/home/uwe/.config/fastfetch/config.jsonc` at pos 0: invalid literal

what means this?

@Sandor, you may need to delete the existing ~/.config/fastfetch/config.jsonc before running the command. If you try this and it works, I will edit the tutorial.

Never config.jsonc has been exist before i createt pne. And this one failed.

@Sandor In that case, I don’t know why it’s failing for you. Are you able to generate a default config?

fastfetch --gen-config

If not, maybe someone here who is smarter than me will know how to troubleshoot :wink: - or perhaps the developer can help.

The same error message appears then.

I think @scotty65’s concept finally sank in for me, so I just rearranged the instructions to put the config generation first and the .bashrc addition second. I tested this approach on another Manjaro installation and it worked as expected.

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fastfetch -l manjaro --gen-config-force will remove the file if it already exists

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Thank you @robin0800. I’ve removed the file-deletion step and replaced it with this command.