Flickr user and Lifehacker reader okubax’s desktop is a clean and good-looking Arch Linux setup. The best part is it doesn’t take much to configure, aside from installing Arch. Here’s how he set it up.
Okubax’s desktop is actually pretty simple — it’s less about the wallpaper and more about the other customisation tricks. He’s using KDE as his desktop environment (4.12.1). Here’s what you’ll need if you want to follow suit:
- The Arch Linux wallpaper from HQScreen
- The Caledonia Plasma KDE Theme from DeviantArt
- The Nitrux KDE Icons (also available directly from the developers or at DeviantArt)
- Conky, a lightweight system monitor for Linux systems, for the custom clock
- Okubax’s custom Conky configs for the system monitor and pop-up display
If you’re curious about how he set everything up, or if you have questions on how things work, head over to Okubax’s Flickr page to ask your questions. Let him know how much you like his work while you’re there!
Dark Side [Flickr]