Using Manjaro for Beginners

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Welcome to Manjaro!

This guide provides a brief overview of some key knowledge points necessary to get the most out of using the Manjaro operating system.

Software Updates and Management using Add/Remove Software (pamac-manager)



Software Updates and Management using Octopi


On occasion, particularly when installing new software applications, several other software packages will also be automatically installed as well. These are known as dependencies, as they are necessary for whatever is being installed to work properly. In other words, the software package being downloaded is dependent upon them.

Your package manager will list the dependencies required for software packages in the information pane. For example, as illustrated, if the VLC Media Player were to be installed, then several other software packages --such as to allow it to play different media formats-- would also be automatically be downloaded if not already installed on the system. Without them, the Media Player would not be able to play certain media formats, or perhaps not be able to play anything at all!

Tip
You won't need to worry about dependencies yourself, as they will be automatically identified and downloaded for you when necessary.

Manjaro Settings Manager


The Arch User Repository (AUR)


Using the Terminal


Using Multiple Kernels


Adding Printing Capabilities

Manjaro User Guide

A more complete user guide can be found in your Applications menu or at location /usr/share/doc/manjaro/Beginner_User_Guide.pdf An online version can be found here.