Manjaro is a Linux distribution that is known for its ease of use and its rolling-release model. This means that Manjaro is constantly being updated with the latest software, making it a great choice for beginners and experienced users alike.
In this guide, we will walk you through some basic Manjaro tutorials that will help you get started with your new operating system. We will cover the following topics:
- Installing Manjaro
- Configuring Manjaro
- Using the Manjaro desktop environment
- Managing software on Manjaro
- Troubleshooting Manjaro problems
Step 1: Installing Manjaro
The first step is to install Manjaro on your computer. You can download the Manjaro ISO file from the Manjaro website. Once you have downloaded the ISO file, you can create a bootable USB drive or DVD using a tool like Etcher.
To install Manjaro, boot your computer from the bootable media. You will be presented with a Manjaro installer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Manjaro on your computer. The following code shows how to create a bootable USB drive using Etcher:
sudo apt install etcher
This will install Etcher on your computer. Once Etcher is installed, open it and select the Manjaro ISO file. Then, select the USB drive that you want to create the bootable media from. Click on the “Flash” button to start the process.
Step 2: Configuring Manjaro
Once Manjaro is installed, you will need to configure it. The first thing you will need to do is set up your keyboard and language preferences. You can do this by opening the Manjaro Settings application and selecting the “Keyboard” and “Language” settings.
You will also need to create a user account. To do this, open the Manjaro Settings application and select the “Users” settings. Click on the “Add User” button and enter the username and password for your new user account.
Step 3: Using the Manjaro desktop environment
The Manjaro desktop environment is based on GNOME. It is a user-friendly and customizable desktop environment that is perfect for beginners.
To start using the Manjaro desktop environment, click on the “Activities” button in the top left corner of the screen. This will open the Activities Overview, which shows all of the open windows and applications.
You can also use the Alt+Tab keyboard shortcut to switch between open windows.
Step 4: Managing software on Manjaro
Manjaro uses the Pacman package manager to manage software. Pacman is a powerful and user-friendly package manager that makes it easy to install, remove, and update software.
To install software using Pacman, open a terminal window and type the following command:
sudo pacman -S <package_name>
<package_name> with the name of the software that you want to install.
To remove software using Pacman, type the following command:
sudo pacman -R <package_name>
<package_name> with the name of the software that you want to remove.
To update software using Pacman, type the following command:
sudo pacman -Syu
This will update all of the installed packages on your system.
Step 5: Troubleshooting Manjaro problems
If you encounter any problems with Manjaro, you can refer to the Manjaro documentation or the Manjaro forums for help. You can also ask for help from the Manjaro community on Discord or Telegram.
These are just a few of the basic Manjaro tutorials that you can follow to get started with your new operating system. With a little practice, you will be an expert Manjaro user in no time!