New to Linux; need an introduction

it my first time useing linix in forever and dont remember how anything works i could use a quick guide on how to do basic thing like installing thing and setting up my audio

Welcome to linux :smiley:

In most cases' audio works immediately

oh ok im haveing a problem then

If Garuda is installed, use pacman for installation apps.
Nobody can help without garuda-inxi and details of the problem.

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Ya know, I'm pretty new to Windows--haven't used it since Christ was a Midshipman. But I'm up-to-date with around 25 years of general Linux experience. How's about I teach you Linux, and you teach me everything about Windows?

First Lessons:

  1. Pacman/ALPM is your package manager. To install a package type in a terminal sudo pacman -S packagename
  2. For audio, choose either Pulseaudio or, preferably, the newer Pipewire w/Wireplumber. Either runs on top of ALSA. I believe Garuda defaults to pipewire, but you can choose to run either of those with or without JACK. You can configure sound graphically with one of Garuda's helpers.

I run straight, vanilla Arch with a few AUR packages. Garuda is Arch-based and a bit different, but only by degrees. Between this forum and this distribution, all your hands will be held. And you get great theming & artwork, too.

But steer clear of Help Vampirism.

What is the problem? Please describe it in as many words as possible, plus what you have searched and read, and what you've done to try to resolve it. Saying "this doesn't work" is not adequate.


This is the mighty Arch Wiki.
Let it become your friend.
Search there any topic you want to learn or troubleshoot (pacman? audio? Nvidia? You choose it... Arch boot process!!!).
Or you can start from the general recommendations (post installation, since your system is up and running). Nice.
If you really want to learn, study, avidly, follow the links and your interests. Learn more. :muscle: :wave: