I'm not an experienced Unix/Linux user, but I've setup webservers, fileservers, and done a number of command-line things over the years. Recently, I've re-purposed a single-board computer that I was using in my birdhouse cam project to be a daily-driver personal computer. These are my notes and reminders of how I've set things up, for future reference.

The Hardware

LattePanda Alpha, random small LCD monitor, Keychron K3 keyboard, Logi MX Anywhere 3 mouse, StarTech 4 port USB 3 hub.


Currently using Manjaro with i3 as the operating system.

Applications in use:

i3 Configurations

There's a lot of stuff in here, I've added a couple things, but I'll be exploring this more soon.

Location: ~/.i3/config

Set Resolution: exec xrandr --output HDMI-1 --mode 1920x1080

Add Screenshot Binding: bindsym --release $mod+shift+s exec import ~/screenshot.png

Xresources Configurations

Apparently the default terminal called by i3 in my case is urxvtd, and it's effected by settings in Xresources

Location: ~/.Xresources

Change font in default terminal: URxvt.font: xft:OperatorMonoSSm-Book.otf:pixelsize=20

Location for OTF or TTF font files: /usr/share/fonts/TTF and /usr/share/fonts/OTF


New Terminal: mod+enter

Close app: mod+shift+q

dmenu: mod+d

bmenu: mod+control+b

open help pdf: mod+shift+h

Switch workspace: mod+1-8

Move app to workspace: mod+shift+1-8