Overview

Assuming the reboot was successful, it is time to make your system more useful.

Otherwise see Firstboot troubleshooting

Commit changes at your preferred granularity

Don’t forget that these changes will not survive reboot unless you commit your changes. I like to ‘commit early, commit often’, but you may wish to commit less frequently.

To commit, execute the following as your non-root admin user (if you installed sudo rather than doas, use sudo where we write doas) after completing some configuration:

doas lbu commit

Some author preferences for interface / user tweaks

  1. Enable colourful and enhanced shell prompt
  2. Add tmux
  3. Edit message of the day (MOTD)

Main recommendation

Configure automatic off-system backups

See also various HowTo documents

There are a variety of howto guides in this repo which you may wish to consider as well.