[arch-general] Arch box fine tuning
i.caught.air at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 08:53:53 EDT 2012
My best advice is get on IRC and proceed point by point, they are very helpful; Myself I can help with the server stuff, xfce/compiz setup and a few others.
On Jun 14, 2012, at 5:01 AM, Arno Gaboury <arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> after a few months of running ArchLinux, I feel more comfortable to fine tune my box, and will be happy to get some advices.
> I am far from being an expert, but usually manage to understand what I am doing and achieve my goals, even if it takes time and a lot of reading and googling. I can qualified myself as a n00b++.
> My Arch is installed on a SSD with a /boot, / and /usr partitions on it. /home is on another 2T SATA HD. My box dual boot with Ubuntu, even if I don't use it much often now (I wanted to start with Ubuntu to learn, then switch gradually to Arch).
> The host is a 4 CPU I7 3.4 Mhz with 32 RAM.
> Here are the changes I plan to make:
> -convert from MBR to GPT. I understand GPT is more convenient, and the move seems quite trivial using gdisk.
> -install GRUB2 on the SSD, as until now it was on Ubuntu, and I want to be able to totally delete this distro.
> -copy my separate /usr partition to my / on the SSD, as a separate /usr is not very convenient. I manage it, but would like to stick to upstream.
> -install compiz over my XFCE, to be able to give position to my app windows. I want somethimg simple, so maybe don't need the whole group.
> -build my own Kernel to light it, and maybe give a try to Liquorix
> -OC my GPU (Nvidia 560 GTX) with nvclock.
> -create some VM, but I think I am quite OK as I already trained on Ubuntu and the result was fine. I want to install Debian squeeze to run as a web server. Here again, just a training as my final plan is to build a professional website using a remote dedicated Linux server.
> As experienced users, maybe some of you have some good advices about all this. I usually do everything following Archwiki, very well writen and understandable.
> TY in advance for sharing experience and hints.
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