My pretty nice NixOS/home-manager configuration

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#My NixOS configurations

Here's my NixOS/home-manager config files. Requires Nix flakes.

Looking for something simpler to start out with flakes? Try my starter config repo.


  • flake.nix: Entrypoint for hosts and home configurations. Also exposes a devshell for boostrapping (nix develop).
  • hosts: System-wide configuration for my machines. Accessible via nixos-rebuild --flake.
    • atlas: Desktop PC - 32GB RAM, R5 3600x, RX 5700XT | Sway
    • pleione: Lenovo Ideapad 3 - 8GB RAM, R7 5700u | Sway
    • merope: Raspberry Pi 4 - 8GB RAM | Server
    • maia: Gf's PC - 16GB RAM, i5 6600, GTX 970 | GNOME
  • users: Home-manager configurations for my user(s). Acessible via home-manager --flake
    • misterio: That's me!
    • layla: My sweet sweet girl
  • modules: A few modules i have for personal use.
  • overlays: Patches and version overrides for some packages. Accessible via nix build.
  • pkgs: My custom packages. Also accessible via nix build. You can compose these into your own configuration by using my flake's overlay or through NUR.
  • templates: A couple project templates for different languages. Accessible via nix init.

#About the installation

This is hardware specific and can easily be changed by switching out hardware-configuration.nix files.

All my computers use a single btrfs (encrypted on all except headless systems) partition, with subvolumes for /nix, a /persist directory (which I opt in using impermanence), swap file, and a root subvolume (cleared on every boot).

Home-manager is used in a standalone way, and because of opt-in persistence is activated on every boot with loginShellInit.

#How to bootstrap

All you need is bash, nix, and git. Just nix develop, and you should be good to go.

nixos-rebuild --flake . To build system configuration

home-manager --flake . To build user configuration


On my desktop and laptop, I use pass for managing passwords, which are encrypted using PGP together with a YubiKey. I use this same PGP keychain for SSH, so secrets are easy to grab from a fresh host.

Secrets on my headless pi (merope) are stored on the persist directories (usually /srv), I don't bother managing them since they're easily rotated if needed.

#Unixpornish stuff


That's how my sway setups (desktop and laptop) look like.

If you're interested in my WM configurations, they're managed by home-manager and are located at users/misterio/home/desktop-sway.