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#Void Suck

Lightweight Desktop installer for Void Linux based on the suckless philosophy. Includes my own custom set of suckless tools (dwm, slstatus, dmenu, etc.)


After going through the standard Void installer, login as your created user and install the following:


then pull in this repo:

git clone https://git.sr.ht/~bt/void-suck

cd void-suck


#Quick Breakdown

  1. Install dependencies by running install-dependencies.sh. The script will simply read required packages from dependencies.txt and run xbps-install.
  2. Compile and install suckless software by running the install.sh


cd void-suck # CD into this repository
sudo ./install-dependencies.sh # Install void packages

Be sure to edit the main install.sh file and change the username "bt" to your own:

mkdir /home/bt/.suckless
cd /home/bt/.suckless

Save your changes and then run:

sudo ./install.sh # Install suckless tools
cp .xinitrc ~/.xinitrc # Apply .xinitrc
cp .profile ~/.profile # Apply .profile

Reboot the machine. Log in as your main user. Run:


#Tweaks / Troubleshooting


If you're having issues with the user you created during the Void installer, run the following:

useradd -m -s /bin/bash -U -G wheel,users,audio,video,cdrom,input,tty,network voiduser

#Audio / ALSA

You might need to check /proc/asound/cards to see which sound cards are available to your system. Then, if needed, you should create a /etc/asound.conf file with the following inside (where the "1" is your desired card number):

defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.ctl.card 1

You might also need to create a file:


and inside place the following:


This will take on the next reboot of the machine.

#Font Rendering

You might want to install some extra packages to help with rendering fonts across the internet and inside Firefox:

  • google-fonts-ttf
  • freefont-ttf