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authorTom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>2012-07-26 23:19:28 (GMT)
committerTom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>2012-07-26 23:19:28 (GMT)
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Suggested-by: Pierre Schmitz <pierre@archlinux.org> Suggested-by: Karol Blazewicz <karol.blazewicz@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Tom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>
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+archlinux - basic configuration
+Overview of the basic configuartion of Arch Linux.
+Arch Linux exposes the user to the system without hiding any details. This manpage gives a
+brief overview of the configuration files that should be set up on a fresh install.
+The initscripts are configured in rc.conf. Here you configure what daemons to start on boot, what storage
+technologies should be enabled and, optionally, a basic network setup.
+The hostname of the machine should be set in /etc/hostname. Additionally, either /etc/hosts should be
+configured accordingly, or nss-myhostname should be used. This is needed so the hostname can always
+be resolved to the current machine, which is required by some programs.
+Various locales may be enabled in /etc/locale-gen, and generated by locale-gen. The system-wide locale to be used
+can be configured in /etc/locale.conf
+The virtual console is configured in /etc/vconsole.conf. It allows you to set a font and a keyboard layout, among
+other things. Note that these settings only apply to the console, and not if you use X.
+The local timezone is configured by symlinking /etc/localtime to the correct zoneinfo file under
+/usr/share/zoneinfo/. E.g.,
+ /etc/localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Paris
+The real-time clock, which keeps track of time when the computer is off, can be configured to either
+be in UTC or in localtime in /etc/adjtime. The default is UTC.
+Filesystems are configured in /etc/fstab, and encryption mappings are configured in /etc/crypttab.
+The initramfs is generated by mkinitcpio, and can be configured in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf.
+The package manager, pacman, is configured in /etc/pacman.conf.
+GRUB's configuration is generated from /etc/default/grub by grub-mkconfig. Syslinux is configured in /boot/syslinux/syslinux.conf
+Most modules should be loaded on-demand. Modules to be unconditioanlly loaded at boot can be specified in /etc/modules-load.d/,
+and modules to be blacklisted from auto-loading can be configured in /etc/modprobe.d/.
+rc.conf(5), hostname(5), hosts(5), nsswitch.conf(5), locale.conf(5), vconsole(5), timezone(3), hwclock(8), fstab(5), crypttab(5),
+mkinitcpio(8), pacman(8), pacman.conf(5), grub-mkconfig(8), syslinux(1), modules-load.d(5), modprobe.d(5)
+Written by Tom Gundersen.