Regolith is a modern desktop environment designed to let you work faster by reducing unnecessary clutter and ceremony. Built on top of Ubuntu, GNOME, and i3, Regolith stands on a well-supported and consistent foundation.
UPDATE I’m not using Regolith as of March 2022.
This document contains my notes while installing and using Regolith Linux
- Installed on the MBP. Flashed the Regolith ISO
- Installed Roboto and FireCode Nerd fonts
- Installed SQLite3
- Installed git
- Installed make
- Created SSH key and added it to github
- installed GCC so sqlite would be compiled automatically by org-roam
- Installed Discord (via .deb download)
- Installed Emacs
That’s enough for today.
Had to install
build-essentials so I could compile Mu/Mu4e
Greenclip clipboard manager
- Installed cmake so I can run vterm in Emacs (still need libtool?)
- Installed LaTeX
sudo apt install texlive-latex-extra
sudo apt install texlive-xetex
- Installed PDF tools in emacs:
- Installed GPaste for clipboard history
- Installed PCManFM file manager
- Installed IBM Plex Mono and IBM Plex Sans (in ./.fonts)
Configurating status bar (i3bar)
Here’s how I installed the volume icon in i3bar
Configuration goes in ~/.config/regolith/i3xrocks/conf.d/ Copied from etc/regolith/i3xrocks/conf.d
It seems that as soon as I copied one file, I needed to copy all of them. Not sure this is how it’s supposed to work.
Increased border size on windows
sudo apt install texlive-fonts-extra
- Uninstalled after I could no longer boot after running an upgrade