Installing Arch Linux on a 15" Razer Blade 2020 (by your pal @nasser)


Boot + Install

How to Install Arch Linux in 2020 [Step by Step Guide]

Followed with only one issue. Booting from USB caused the graphics driver to freak out and spew errors containing nouveau SCHED_ERROR. This was fixed by pressing e before booting Linux from the USB menu and adding nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the kernel parameters, as described in:

Arch Linux

Make sure to install internet connectivity stuff before rebooting

pacman -S netctl dialog wpa_supplicant dhcpcd


I opted for netctl as that worked well on my past Linux machine. Set up an initial profile with wifi-menu. It creates a filed named /etc/netctl/$interface-$network where $interface is the name of your wifi interface and $network is the name of your wifi network. I had to add the like ForceConnect=yes to get mine to work consistently, following


Automatic Login

sudo systemctl edit getty@tty1

And I entered the following in the nano editor that pops up

ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -a nasser --noclear %I $TERM


How to autologin (without entering username and password)(in text mode)


Useful to do this before the window manager, as it makes the window manager easier to debug

pacman -S rxvt-unicode