Once you have a working system, there are things you might want to do.
By default, Void enables
slub_debug=P page_poison=1. These are hardening
options and have little effect on modern hardware, but on old PowerPC Macs,
the performance hit may be significant.
Therefore, you might want to remove these from
/etc/default/grub and then
You will definitely want to update your system, especially if the live media is old. Void is a rolling distribution and therefore updates frequently. Run:
# xbps-install -Su
You might want to enable a time syncing daemon. This is especially important if your hardware can't keep clock. For example, you can do:
# xbps-install -S openntpd # ln -s /etc/sv/ntpd /var/service/
There are other NTP daemons to choose from as well.
Keep in mind that
openntpd by default uses the https constraint feature. That
means that unless your time is set to a correct value in the first place, the
daemon will fail to set the date/time. Either use
date to manually set a
close enough date/time, or remove/comment out the
constraints from line in
By default, Void comes with no logging daemon. There are different implementations
socklog is simplistic and easy to use:
# xbps-install -S socklog-void # ln -s /etc/sv/socklog-unix /var/service/ # ln -s /etc/sv/nanoklogd /var/service/
If you feel like helping us take over usage statistics in
https://popcorn.voidlinux.org, install and enable
# xbps-install PopCorn # ln -s /etc/sv/popcorn /var/service/
The official handbook at https://docs.voidlinux.org should come in handy.