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How to configure the Linux console like a pro

The Linux console is the data entry (text based) and displays device for Linux users including sysadmin. This quick tutorial explains how to configure your Linux console for usability with Arch Linux ARM.

I recently dug up my HP Chromebook 11 again and wanted to install a BSD or Linux on it to use as a lightweight and distraction-free development environment. I used splat to install Arch Linux ARM which worked flawlessly.

To the distraction-free end, I decided not to install X.Org and stick to the console. It’s not the most comfortable environment by default, but it can actually be configured in many of the same ways as graphical terminal emulators!