Hello I just installed Linux Manjaro XFCE on my laptop (Acer Aspire A315-51)
I never used linux before this is my first time so I dont know what to do after installation
But I do know I have to install and update drivers and install linux updates.
Can someone tell me how to do this? pls if you know something help me out.
Much appreciated !.
there is a round tray icon with an upward arrow,you open it and in the menu click refresh databases and then apply to install the updates,
or in a terminal type: sudo pacman -Syyu
there are many things i do after install,but it depends on your choices;
you should maybe check the manjaro wiki to see how it’s done.
i install a firewall,choose my repositories mirrors,enable Trim if it’s an ssd that supports it,take a snapshot with Timeshift, and so on.
Thank you for answer So if i update with database will it also updates my drivers?
as far as i know,yes.
but maybe more advanced forum members can provide a better informed answer.
After installation I would recommend reading the Manjaro Wiki, especially the section called “Customization and Configuration”. It contains a lot of useful information:
Another good read is the “General recommendations” from the Arch Wiki:
A lot of the things mentioned in this page are valid for Manjaro as well. Overall, the Arch Wiki is the first place to search for information regarding Arch or Arch-based systems.
Thanks for the answer i will check it out.
I guess the biggest question is what are you going to use your laptop for? Gaming, photo editing, coding, music? A lot of windows apps are available natively in linux like Dropbox, Telegram, Spotify, Steam etc. For others there are open source alternatives like thunderbird, gimp etc
I want to watch movies and browsing youtube and other daily tasks
Welcome to the forum
I’ve made a checklist what I mostly do after a installation of a new OS and adapted it to Manjaro, it might give some insight or tips to pursue.
That’s awesome I’ll check it out. Thanks.
The best thing you can do is to work - do the tasks you usually do - if it is coding - get aqainted with the system - learn how to navigate etc.
The often recommended answer is to syncronise your system - disable sync messages etc - and get to know your system.
Yep I’m trying as best I could Thanks for the reply
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