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 +### Download ​
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 +Since I'm using Arch Linux this page will be focused on Arch. 
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 +You can [download Arch here](https://​www.archlinux.org/​download/​)
 +
 +### Basic commands and usage 
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 +
 +Before going through the install guide you really should know these.
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 +Lower/upper case is important in linux.
 +
 +You can use arrow keys to navigate through your previous commands.
 +
 +CTRL+ALT+F1-F12 - key combination for switching between terminals
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 +cd DIRECTORY - for example cd /​home/​baf/​Downloads - chooses directory
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 +nano FILE - edit a text file
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 +CTRL + C - break from a command, for example a ping
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 +lsblk - lists all your drives and their partitions.
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 +elinks - tool you can use to view webpages from the CLI
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 +irssi - IRC in the CLI in case you get lost, #archlinux on freenode should help you out if you ask nicely.
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 +### Installing GPU proprietary drivers ​
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 +
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 +#### Nvidia ​
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 +**_sudo nano /​etc/​pacman.conf_** - uncomment _[multilib]_ and the line below it. This is required for 32bit applications.
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 +**_sudo pacman -Syu_** - synchronize the repository databases and update the system'​s packages
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 +**sudo pacman -S nvidia nvidia-libgl lib32-nvidia-libgl nvidia-settings**
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 +**reboot**
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 +#### AMD 
 +
 +Do not use Catalyst. If you think you have to, rather get another GPU.
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 +Table of hardware with needed drivers is [here](https://​wiki.archlinux.org/​index.php/​Xorg#​Driver_installation).
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 +### Installing packages from AUR 
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 + 
 +You can download user created PKGBUILDs from [AUR.](https://​aur.archlinux.org/​)
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 +https://​wiki.archlinux.org/​index.php/​Arch_User_Repository
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 +
 +### Package managers ​
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 +
 +
 +#### Pacman ​
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 +Usage: `tldr pacman` + the rest of this page:
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 +-S has a useful \-\-ignore _packagename_ flag, which lets you ignore a broken package when doing a full update for example. Use multiple times when you want to avoid installing more packages.
 + ​There'​s also a \-\-noconfirm flag, which ignores confirmation of actions.
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 +**pacman -Qm** - List packages installed locally.(that includes AUR)
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 +You can get to the package cache via this command **cd /​var/​cache/​pacman/​pkg/​** and then use **pacman -U _packagename_** to downgrade/​reinstall a package.
  
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