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Certain configurations and installations require step-by-step guides, and sometimes such guides are not available in any upstream site, or are just too Chakra-specific. This is why Chakra maintains certain tutorials in its documentation. You have a list of them below.


Tools-media-optical-format.pngBootable Medium Creation
Learn to create your bootable Chakra live medium.

Drive-removable-media-usb.pngInstall using a GPT partition table
Using a GPT partition table to install Chakra has quite a few benefits. Better usage of very large HDD's, and more primary partitions possible. Included is a tutorial for dual booting with MacOS.

Drive-removable-media-usb.pngInstall to an USB HDD or USB flash drive
Installing Chakra onto an external HDD or USB flash drive, gives you the advantage of having a portable install and an easy way of trying out Chakra, with all your own settings, without changing your main (internal) HDD.

Drive-harddisk-chakra.pngInstall From Hard Disk
In certain situations you might need to install Chakra from another GNU system on the same hard disk, or you might want to do it just for fun. Learn how here.

Nvidia.jpgInstall Nvidia on LiveCD
Learn how to install the proprietary NVIDIA graphics drivers from your live system.

Win-like-userbox.pngBeginners' Guide to add Chakra Linux to a hard disk with Windows
This tutorial will guide you through the process of getting free space to install Chakra, installing it, configuring a dual boot with your current Windows system and getting started with your Chakra system.

Nvidia.jpgSwitching Between Free and Non-free Video-Drivers
Explanation of how to switch between the different graphics drivers.


48pxFirewall configuration
Configuring a firewall in Chakra.

Tomoyopenguin.pngTomoyo configuration
Mandatory Access Control (MAC) implementation for Linux that can be used to increase the security of a system,

Plasma Workspace: The KDE4 Desktop Environment

Plasma.pngPlasma Desktop Basics
Learn about the great features and options your KDE desktop has to offer, and personalize your workspace to suit your needs.

Settingsicon.pngThe System Settings Dialog
Learn about the features and options in the KDE System Settings dialog.

Plasma.pngAdvanced Plasma Desktop Features
Discover the Most Exciting Secrets of the KDE Plasma Desktop!


Drive-harddisk-chakra.pngHow to upload a package to CCR when it exists on Arch or Aur
Since CCR is actually a clone of AUR and Chakra is derived from ArchLinux, uploading packages from their repositories to CCR is generally really easy.

Set Up

Learn how to set up your printer.

Utilities-terminal.pngSetup your MySQL database
Learn how to set up your MySQL database.

Utilities-terminal.pngUsing MariaDB as database
Learn how to use the standard database.


Utilities-terminal.pngApache HTTP Server
The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server program.
Installing mod_auth_mysql for Apache 2.4 HTTP Server


Utilities-terminal.pngColor Bash Prompt
Learn how to customize your Bash prompt.

Utilities-terminal.pngEasily Install Groups of Software Packages
Helpful command line options for installing needed package groups for desired functionality.

Utilities-terminal.pngHow to configure Splashy
Helpful command line options for installing needed package groups for desired functionality.


Ksnapshot.pngHow to take screenshots
Find out the best ways there are to take screenshots, useful when you want to report a bug or anything else.

Preferences-desktop-cryptography.pngSystem Encryption
This tutorial will show you how to set up system encryption with LUKS for dm-crypt.

Drive-harddisk.pngMoving the /home Partition
This tutorial will show you how to move your home directory to a new partition.

Secure-card.pngDNIe (Spanish Electronic ID Card)
This tutorial will show you how to configure your system to use your DNIe.

Secure-card.pngCIE, CNS, CRS (Italian Electronic Cards)
This tutorial will show you how to configure your system to use Italian Electronic Cards.

Computer Music (So, you're a musician)

Qjackctl.pngJack Audio Connection Kit (Server and Qt Fronted)
Learn how to use Jack Audio Connection Kit without any issue within Chakra GNU/Linux.

Learn how to configure Rosegarden in order to avoid any issue within Chakra GNU/Linux.


User groups are used on GNU-based systems for access control – members of a group are granted access to devices and files belonging to that group. /etc/group is the file that defines the groups on the system (man group for details).