In my previous post about Linux from scratch I mentioned that the WiFi hardware on that particular model had less than ideal support. The laptop in question is going to be useful for me in my astrophotography project I’m working on, but I need to find some way of getting Internet access for the initial setup and software installation. Once it’s set up I’ll have no need for Internet, barring any software updates I might need to install. So, how do I get a computer on the ‘Net when it’s WiFi is unusable?
Today’s tasks are to install any command line software that don’t get included in the base package, set up zsh to be the default shell and get a GUI up and running. Potentially this last part could be the most complicated part, as it’s not something I’ve ever had to do myself. My first task, … Read More “ArchLinux – Day Two” »