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What's New - The Five Latest Changes

Manjaro: A Different Kind of Beast 5-Nov-13
Updated Install Display Managers 5-Nov-13
Get rid of the gnome-pty-helper process 5-Nov-13
How to install Manjaro 0.8.8 - Experienced Users 21-Oct-13
How to install Manjaro 0.8.8 - Beginners 20-Oct-13

Table of Contents

Lists most of the articles in the Manjaro wiki.

All users NEED to know about mhwd

These articles explain the uses of Manjaro HardWare Detection (mhwd), a unique Manjaro method;- being ignorant of the use of mhwd will cause you trouble.

Getting Started


Learn about this fast, powerful, and user-friendly Linux distribution.
Frequently Asked Questions about Linux and Manjaro.
Why you will never need to re-install Manjaro.
The differences between Manjaro and Arch Linux.

On-Line/Support: Forums and Blog

Keep up with the latest news and developments.
English, em Português, Forum Francophone, Forumu Türkiye.
Additional direct support for Manjaro users.
A crowdsourced collection of Manjaro related content

Get Manjaro

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Where to find the latest and greatest 32 and 64 bit releases.
Check your Manjaro download for errors in Linux and Windows.
Burn Manjaro to CD/DVD or USB Stick in Linux and Windows.


Installation and partitioning guides for beginners and experienced users.
If your machine's motherboard runs UEFI/EFI you should read this guide.
These files can save your time when reinstalling or installing a new distro.

Beginners' Section

New to Manjaro? Start here for an overview!

Tips and Tricks

Shortcuts for your terminal. ~ Aaditya
Power Saving for your Manjaro Laptop! ~ Aaditya

Customisation and Configuration

Boot / Startup

Install, configure or even bypass LXDM, SLiM, KDM, and GDM. ~ Carl
- Install New Display Managers (Updated 5-Nov-13)
- LightDM: Enable Auto Login ~ Carl
- LXDM: Customisation ~ Carl
- Openbox: Auto-Login for Window_Managers ~ Handy
- SLiM: Customisation ~ Carl
Easily customize GRUB2 with the Grub-Customizer GUI tool.

Desktop Environments

  • General
- Compiz Fusion and Emerald Install! ~ Carl
- Getting File Managers to work properly in Window Managers ~ Carl
- Getting Window Managers to work properly ~ Carl
- Install New Desktop Environments and Window Managers ~ Carl
- Change the colours of your GTK+ themes ~ Handy (NEW! 14-August-2013)
- Remove XFCE and install GNOME 3 ~ FadeMind (NEW! 11-October-2013)

The standard desktop for Manjaro
- Improve Font Rendering ~ Aaditya
- Making Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequently Used Applications ~ Aaditya
- Open URL's in Thunderbird in favorite browser in XFCE ~ FadeMind (NEW! 12-October-2013)

- Auto-Login without a Graphical Desktop Manager ~ Handy (NEW Method! 29-September-2013)
- Brightness, Controlling Using the Keyboard ~ Carl
- Lal Clock & Trayer, adding ~ Handy
- ob-autostart - a simple GUI for auto-starting files in Openbox ~ Handy
- Volume, Controlling Using the Keyboard (ALSA) ~ Carl
- Graphical & Command Line Language Switcher ~ Stagiros

- Enable preview files in Dolphin ~ FadeMind (NEW! 22-October-2013)
- Remove XFCE and install KDE ~ FadeMind (NEW! 18-October-2013)

A desktop not officially supported or provided by the Manjaro Repositories.
- Install MATE and the Mint Menu (0.8.3 Release) ~ Carl


Enable Proprietary Driver Support for AMD Graphics Cards.
Configure graphics cards, manage kernels, and identify hardware using MHWD.
- Overview, Manjaro Hardware Detection ~ Carl
- Graphics Card Configuration ~ Carl
- nVidia Settings, Loaded on Startup ~ Handy
- Remove video tearing from nVidia GTX 600/700/Titon series - using the proprietary driver ~ Handy (NEW! 13-October-2013)
By adding a single line to the /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf.
- Kernels for Manjaro ~ Carl
Advanced Power Saving for your Manjaro Laptop! ~ FadeMind (NEW! 11-October-2013)
Add and configure printer(s).
Install the necessary software and enable printing.

Network / Internet

A time saver or two, plus great info on Block Lists.
Some security - mostly user configuration customisation.
Various security settings & strategies.
Solve the Windows using Local Time Problem .
Some users get their DNS or nameservers overwritten in resolv.conf on boot, using resolvconf.conf will prevent this..
Use a mouse and keyboard across multiple machines & operating systems.

Software Management

A guide for gaining new mirrors for Manjaro, & for those who can manage their own.
Various ways to deal with orphan packages, includes an easy method for removing any number of chosen files be they orphan or just unwanted.
Used in Manjaro 0.8.3.
Use Octopi to update your system, install, and remove software.
Use the Terminal to update your system, install, and remove software.
Used in Manjaro 0.8.3 to manage your system and software.
List of essential commands for Pacman & the most popular Pacman wrappers.
- Download and install packages from the AUR ~ Carl
Articles on changing repositories, servers, and accessing the AUR.
- Custom Mirrorlist Creation ~ Handy
- Different Download Server Usage ~ Carl
- Rankmirrors to Set the Fastest Download Server ~ Carl
- Rankmirrors Allservers.sh Script to Optimise Pacman Database ~ Handy
- Testing Repositories Usage ~ Carl
- Unstable Repositories Usage ~ Carl
Good policy & tools to enable quick system recovery from problems caused via an upgrade.

Software Applications

A summary of some of the most popular.
A quick & dirty how-to for ripping many formats of movies.
Install and configure Krusader in Manjaro without problems.
Install Spotify Client in Manjaro without problems.
Use Virtualbox in Manjaro, and Manjaro in Virtualbox.


Extend the battery life of your laptop with the PowerTOP diagnosis tool.
Implemented in Manjaro 0.8.4, this fix will benefit users of earlier releases.
Makes life just that little bit more interesting...
For correct system time/date, turn on NTP (Network Time Protocol) &/or set your Timezone (locale).
Activate click on tap, and vertical and horizontal scrolling on your touchpad.
An introduction to the management of both Systemd's Journal & syslog-ng's /var/log/*log files.
Remove the executable bit from all instances of gnome-pty-helper on your system.


The standalone dedicated Linux Firewall that runs on junk .


Boot / Startup

Can't boot Manjaro? You may be able to repair rather than reinstall!
The solution for a problem that affects certain computers that use JMicron chips.


This how-to works for watching videos & Youtube, with the closed source driver at least


Two possible solutions for an issue that affects some users of the XFCE desktop environment.
The solution for an issue that particularly affects some makes of laptops.
A quick test in the Terminal.

Software Management

A relatively common problem explained and easily solved.
An explanation and solution for a problem encountered by some newcomers.
An explanation and solution for this software authentication issue.
An explanation and solution for this rare issue.
Solutions to deal with pamac issues on updating your system.
A solution to solve updating issues for installations of Manjaro 0.8.0.

Wiki Editing

How to create an account, and the dos and do-nots for Wiki contributors.
Guide on how to create a new wiki page. ~Aaditya
(Most) Everything you need to know to create, edit & format a wiki page.
Full user guide on every aspect of Wiki authorship and maintenance.
A simple overview where the existing boxes aren't sufficient.