Tiling Desktop “Bspwm” for hardware Asus VivoBook Pro N580VD – with ArcoLinuxB Bspwm Minimal

Link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/arcolinux-community-editions/files/bspwm/arcolinuxb-bspwm-min-v18.10.4.iso/download


Do you want just the core install of Tiling Desktop Bspwm?

  1. Open a browser
  2. Click the link
  3. Download
  4. Use mintstick to burn your ISO.
  5. Reboot
  6. Install
  7. Reboot
  8. Login
  9. Run command # pacman -S bumblebee
  10. Add your user to bumblebee group –> sudo gpasswd -a [user] bumblebee
  11. Reboot
  12. Login – to your ArcoLinux  made for your Hardware
  13. Update system mirror, update, skel, pksyua
  14. All set! Enjoy

Make a preset iso for hardware Asus VivoBook Pro N580VD – with ArcoLinuxD

ArcoLinuxD on Asus VivoBook Pro N580VD


  1. Open a terminal
  2. git clone https://github.com/arcolinux/arcolinuxd-iso
  3. edit /arcolinuxd-iso/archiso/packages.x86_64
  4. hashtag out #bumblebee in #hardware video support – save file
  5. Build your ISO – Run 30 script /arcolinuxd-iso/installation-scripts/30-build-the-iso-local.sh
  6. Wait a bit (7 minutes)
  7. Use mintstick to burn your ISO.
  8. Reboot
  9. Install your new clean Arcolinux
  10. Add your fav desktop (in this case xcfe)
  11. git clone https://github.com/arcolinuxd/arco-xfce
  12. run the scripts that you want
  13. Add your user to Bumblebee group –> sudo gpasswd -a [user] bumblebee
  14. Reboot
  15. Login – to your ArcoLinux  made for your Hardware : )
  16. Update system mirror, update, skel, pksyua
  17. All set! Enjoy


New tool arrived – ASUS X580VD with ArcolinuxB – xfce – first glance

asusRecommendations to install ArcoLinux:
Use Mintstick to make your ISO in this case ArcolinuxB – xfce,  to the USB.
Follow the usual recommendations to disable secure boot in windows.

Other: I found that it takes some time before you get your login screen, about 30 seconds for this ASUS model, no problem with my other Macbook Pro. Need to investigate that. other than that – Everything is working out of the box : )

Solved! (2018-10-20)

Install Bumblebee.

Bumblebee is an effort to make NVIDIA Optimus enabled laptops work in GNU/Linux systems. Such feature involves two graphics cards with two different power consumption profiles plugged in a layered way sharing a single framebuffer.

1. Install Bumblebee

pacman -S bumblebee

2. add your user to Bumblebee group

sudo gpasswd -a [user] bumblebee

Stable as as rock :D

Link: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee




Asus VivoBook Pro N580VD

or ASUS X580VD (in the linux world)


Type: Laptop System: Asus VivoBook Pro N580VD

UEFI: American Megatrends v: X580VD.315 date: 03/08/2018
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 32.2 Wh condition: 50 Wh
CPU: Quad Core: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Type: MT MCP
Speed: 865 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz
Device-1: Intel driver: i915
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile]
Display:  Resolution: 3840×2160~60Hz
OpenGL: Intel HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2) v: 4.5
Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
Drives: Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB

Arch Linux Specifications:

Host: ArcolinuxB – xfce
Kernel: 4.18.9-arch1-1-ARCH x86_64 bits
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4
Distro: ArcoLinuxB-xfce v18.9.5
Machine: ASUSTeK product: X580VD v: 1.0
Device-1: Intel driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: driver: nouveau v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: intel, modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa 18.2.1
Device-1: driver: iwlwifi
Device-2: Ethernet driver: r8169
inxi: 3.0.24



DISTRO HOPPER made a choice – to go with ArcoLinux

edward_hopperMy personal choice for as specific Linux distro has been an interesting journey.

My personal taste when it comes to choosing Linux distribution is and will be ArcoLinux.

I have tried many distributions of those out there, including the bases that underlie the various variations.
So why ArcoLinux? One question to ask is, what to have Linux for?

My needs are:
1. Fast: It’s fast, both on startup and when I work in it.

2. Easily managed: I want an easily managed Linux Distro that I can shape as I want. I want a Swiss knife in a Linux shell.

3. Logical: Logically structured in interface/GUI and logical to use.

4. My own base: I  want to influence the packages that come from the start.

5. Support: I find it easy to search for errors and find them. I want the support to be excellent and the people you talk to are nice.

6. Release: I want the distribution to continue to develop and not stand still, and it’s a rolling release.

7. Stable & Security: I want it to be able to fix if PC crashes, and be able to save data. And very important thing is, that it should be stable (as a rock, since about 1 year now).

8. GUI: Neither wrong if the interface is nice to look at.

9. Mac Book Pro: And it will suit my Mac Book Pro.

10. PLUS: That distribution supports many desktop variants is also a big plus if you want to test yourself in the different environments. I started with XCFE and have now landed in Bspwm. The team are spreading a nice feel of having a good time developing and having fun, and are curious about almost anything around Linux. And are Very helpful.

ArcoLinux Team I salute you!

I hope you will drive this amazing Disto for a long time to come!


Meet Bspwm a Tiling Desktop Environment

Good bye XFCE Welcome Bspwm!
Thanks team ARCOLINUX for making this happen!
Sourceforge download Arcolinux 682 Bspwm
Or clean ArcolinuxD + Scripts below, your choice ; )
Sourceforge download Arcolinux 682
ArcoLinux Bspwm

Message gone and away… for Pidgin

pidgin1The days of standards compliant chat protocols is gone. The age of federated messaging services seems to be over, with WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Wire, Allo, Skype, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and countless others opting to “own” the entire experience.


Meet Rambox for services above http://rambox.pro/
& KDE Connect Indicator for SMS https://github.com/Bajoja/indicator-kdeconnect