Arch Linux tweaks
This is a collection of the tweaks and modification I've made to my Arch Linux installation over the months. These may be applicable to other distros, but please check first before doing anything. I also included Arch Wiki references for all the procedures I mentioned. My recommendation is not to blindly follow this gist but to always check with the Arch Linux wiki first. Things move fast and by the time you're reading this my gist may be out of date. Lastly, the golden rule: never execute a command you don't understand.
Installing the KDE Plasma desktop
My current DE of choice is KDE's Plasma. I find it just about perfect.
There are various ways to install it on Arch. The most popular one is to install
plasma-applications, but I don't like doing that because it comes with too many programs I'll never use. I, instead, install the base
plasma group, remove the few extra packages that come with it, then I finish off by installing a few KDE apps that don't come with th