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.
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 packages are unfortunately only available for little endian right now,
as it's written in Go and we haven't yet set up Go
build-style to build with
gccgo on platforms where official Go is not available.
The official handbook at https://docs.voidlinux.org should come in handy.