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

Todo

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

Internet

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

netctl

Automatic Login

sudo systemctl edit getty@tty1

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

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

Following

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

Terminal

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

pacman -S rxvt-unicode