About Antergos

Distribution related information and discussion.

Issues regarding the forums
Antergos at Pentium 4 - 2.8 Ghz 2Gb RAM

I am using an older HP DC 7600 micro form factor system featuring a pentium 2,8 ghz dual core cpu , 2.5 mb of ram, and integrated intel 8000 series gpu. . Antergos gnome and xfce run just fine on it. Haven’t tried the other versions yet but assume they’ll work fine too.

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Why lightdm with Antergos Gnome

Not an issue here. I am not convinced that the background pic for login screen is in any way essential for what most of us do with our computers. I was more concerned with non locking screen with lightdm, and time it took to get back from suspend (though this may be kernel issue). At the end I installed GDM few days ago, and I can definitely recommend for everyone using only GNOME. Don’t get me wrong, I would have liked to avoid the whole tinkering with it, but lightdm was simply not working as it should, once it does I’ll switch back to it.

Apart from this minor DM related issue I am really happy with the distro, been using it for over a year now (except for few months when for whatever reason it wasn’t working on my laptop, one that I am using now. However, after few months I was able to install Antergos again).

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Technical Issues and Assistance

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Issues related to Antergos installation.
Cannot boot into Antergos after doing a Windows install.

As the title suggest, I can no longer access the Antergos partition on my SSD. My laptop is an Asus x202e and it came with Windows 8 pre-installed. About 1 year ago I removed Windows in favor of Linux. Last night I decided that I would give Windows 10 a try.

I first created a GPT partition table(Windows 8.1 will not install without it). I went to the installer and did the following:

Create a boot partition and formatted it to FAT32. Created a root partition and formatted it to EXT4.

I gave Antergos the larger partition on the SSD because I want Linux as my primary OS for various reasons. I continued with the installation and when it was finished I could boot into Antergos without issue.

Next, I inserted the Windows USB installation media. I installed Windows 8.1 and then upgraded to Windows 10 immediately. I tried to use EasyBCD to help me boot into Antergos but it doesn’t work. EasyBCD does not support efi boot partitions at the moment.

What I don’t think the problem is:

Windows 10 - It’s not Windows 10 because I have the same dual boot setup on my other laptop. Antergos is on a larger partition and Windows 10 is on a smaller one. However that Antergos installation was from since 2014,which has an EXT2 or EXT4(can’t remember) boot partition and not a efi FAT32 boot partition. As such EasyBCD easily recognizes it and I can boot into the Antergos grub.
Secure boot - Secure boot and fast boot are both disabled. In fact, that is the only way I can install boot from a liveUSB.

I’ve tried creating a live Antergos USB from an old ISO image that I had but the install refuses to let me go any further with the installation if my boot partition isn’t formatted to FAT32.

I really, really need to get this to work! I am learning programming and using Linux avoid all the yak shaving I would have to do on Windows. I also enjoy using Linux and the freedoms it give me to play around and tweak things, I choose an Arch based distro because of pacman and the AUR and I chose Antergos because it gives me access to Arch without the overhead.

I also don’t want to visualize Window in a VM.

Also, the only boot option available in the BIOS is the Windows Boot Manager created by the Antergos installer.

Thank in advance for the help! I hope something could be done.

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Post your workstation, desktop, WM/DE issues and questions here: configuration, printing and mounting issues, general and productivity apps etc. For sound and video, refer to the Multimedia subforum.
Cifs mount network drive via fstab - /run/media gets deleted after reboot

Usually I have a cifs entry in my /etc/fstab pointing to a network drive which I mount occasionally by hand (noauto)


/ /media/<username>/mydrive cifs credentials=/home/<username>/.smbcredentials,noauto,user,rw,suid 0 0

Obviously antergos/arch moved the media folder to /run/media/$user. So I edited my fstab to point to the new location. Without any usb drive or something attached the /run/media folder doesn’t exist. If I create it by myself the cifs mount works as expected. Until I reboot my system because the /run/media/$user folder get’s deleted.

For sure I can switch the mount point to some other place in my /home dir. But then there is no shortcut visible in nautilus to mount the drive with one click. Nautilus shows all fstab entries pointing to /run/media by default as shortcuts.

Any ideas how I can mount my drive with just one click out of nautilus as I used to do in ubuntu (without using the terminal or manual authentication)?

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Audio/Video/Image issues, playback, creation and editing. Also for games support and discussion.
Humble Bundle Games - No Sound

I may have just answered my own question with a lucky guess. I installed lib32-pulse, and got sound in Monaco.

Just tried AntiChamber and got sound too. Guess that was all that was needed.

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Problems and questions concerning kernel and hardware support.
Slow USB Writing

I think it’s a gnome thing. i’ve seen this a lot on several distros. I think the file gets done getting moved into a buffer so the bar graph says complete before a buffer empties onto the USB. Not sure, but that’s what it seems like.

For any big files that I move around I just do it via the command line any more so I know exactly when it’s all done, my cursor comes back, and I don’t even have to look at a blinking light on the stick.

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Beginners' subforum for general Antergos issues. Please, try the forum search function at the upper left before posting.
TLP - Drive Clicking?

I found an article last night that may have helped. I adjusted this value:


And changed both to 192. Gave a good balance on power and eliminated the constant clicking every few seconds.


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Issues related to package upgrades. Also the place for discussion about pacman in general.
Pacman Won't Update Software

@ChrisMX3417 You can do it in several ways - via terminal text editor or via GUI text editor - anyway you need root permissions (sudo) to edit /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file so I recommend to use terminal. Open terminal and try to do the following:

sudo nano /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Then check your mirror list, uncomment lines or add news as @karasu mentioned. Don’t forget to save file after editing - Ctrl+X and then type “y” and press Enter. After than try to update software again.

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Contributions & Discussion

The place to talk about Antergos and share content, tips, and advice.

Not Antergos or GNU/Linux-related? Talk about it here!
Dustin, talk to me about Divi

@Mike Ahh, I saw that the day you sent it but since you gave me a pass for the weekend I forgot all about it :grin: I’ll go check it again right now and reply!

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Post your screenshots. Contribute or share new logos, icons, themes, wallpapers and other artwork here.
Soft blue and soft grey wallpapers

Here are two for enhancing a calmer mood:

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A place for true innovation. Share your own created utilities with the Antergos community.
Tutorial: Adding a custom LightDM background

This tutorial assumes you have Gedit installed, but any text editor will work.

Step 1) Copy your new wallpaper into the Antergos wallpaper folder and the LightDM thumbnail folder.

$ sudo cp /path/to/image.jpg /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/antergos/img/thumbs $ sudo cp /path/to/image.jpg /usr/share/antergos/wallpapers

Step 2) Change the permissions on the copied files so LightDM can access them.

$ cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/antergos/img/thumbs $ sudo chmod 644 image.jpg $ cd /usr/share/antergos/wallpapers $ sudo chmod 644 image.jpg

Step 3) Add your new wallpaper to the picker on the right side of the lockscreen. This requires adding a new link in the section of /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/antergos/index.html.

$ cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/antergos $ sudo gedit index.html

Step 4) Add an a href with the same format as the other wallpapers, replacing the image name with the one you copied.

<a href="#" data-img="image.jpg" class="bg clearfix"> <img src="img/thumbs/image.jpg" /> </a>

Step 5) Test your new configuration

$ lightdm-webkit2-greeter

You should see your new wallpaper in the chooser on the right.

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Discuss GNU/Linux related topics that don't quite fit into other forum categories.
How do you use the Antergos wiki?

How many of us need Antergos Wiki? Long Live Arch Wiki :D

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Antergos in other languages

If English isn't your first language or you just prefer communicating in another language this area is for you!

Here you can talk spanish (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Añadir a Grub2 la opción recovery

En /etc/default/grub
Para conocer todas las opciones: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html


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Here you can talk russian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
NetworkManager and DSL

Апплет NetworkManager Gnome не имеет настроек для DSL соединения.
Не могу подключить Internet

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Here you can talk german (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Systenupdate mit Pacman nicht moeglich?

ein Systemupdate mittels Pacman ist leider nicht moeglich.
Nach Pacman > Tasks > System Update
bekomme ich folgende Fehlermeldung

=> EXECUTE: pacman -Syu --color never
:: Synchronisiere Paketdatenbanken…
Fehler: Konnte core nicht aktualisieren (Kann Datenbank nicht sperren)
Fehler: Konnte extra nicht aktualisieren (Kann Datenbank nicht sperren)
Fehler: Konnte community nicht aktualisieren (Kann Datenbank nicht sperren)
Fehler: Konnte antergos nicht aktualisieren (Kann Datenbank nicht sperren)
Fehler: Konnte keinerlei Datenbanken synchronisieren
Fehler: Konnte den Vorgang nicht starten (Kann Datenbank nicht sperren)
Fehler: Konnte Datenbank nicht sperren: Die Datei existiert bereits
Wenn Sie sicher sind, dass nicht bereits ein
Paketmanager läuft, können Sie /var/lib/pacman/db.lck entfernen

=> Process completed Loading Package List …

==> Process completed


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Here you can talk catalan (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Canviar idioma i disposicio de teclat del gnome

Hola, fa just uns dies he instalat l’antergos i degut a un bug a l’instalador no el vaig poder instalar en catala. El vaig instalar en angles. Ara m’agradaria poder canviar l’idioma del gnome i el teclat tambe. Com puc afegir mes idiomes i disposicions de teclat al sistema?

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Here you can talk hungarian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Antergos magyarul


Szeretnék tapasztalatokat olvasni magyarul erről a rendszerről. Érdemes használni?

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Here you can talk polish(Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Polska społeczność Antergos


Chciałem tylko się przywitać
Ktoś wie ilu Polaków korzysta z Antegosa?


I just want to say hi
Anyone know how many Poles use the Antegos?

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Here you can talk ukrainian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Here you can talk French (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Nom des dossiers


Je viens d’installer Antergos dans une machine virtuelle. Après l’installation j’ai constaté que les noms des dossiers sont restés en anglais. Est-ce normal ?

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