Why another guide on encryption?

Using grub to boot an encrypted system often leads to long waits while grub decrypts the luks container just to get to the kernels.

This load time is a weakness of the current grub implementation - and while it will probably be solved in due time - we need to fin...

Run Encrypted Manjaro on a Stick

This guide and the resulting USB is intended to run on generic hardware - any 64-bit computer which is capable of booting an USB by using the firmware's boot override.

This guide contains no instructions to install GUI - other guides can be used.


  1. Basi...

Securing your server

Running servers is a constant challenge and a public facing device will be hammered by bots trying to find a hole so securing such a device is a high priority task.


Due to the immense popularity of using GNU/Linux for servers several firewalls have been developed...

Make the best of Intel

On Manjaro and Arch - install the mesa package.

sudo pacman -Syu mesa

Enable early kms

Edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf


Then build initramfs

mkinitcpio -P

Xorg configuration

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

Section "Device"

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