Distribution related information and discussion.
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.
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).
Technical Issues and Assistance
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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.
Applications & Desktop Environments
Usually I have a cifs entry in my /etc/fstab pointing to a network drive which I mount occasionally by hand (noauto)
/etc/fstab/192.168.1.100/home /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)?
Multimedia and Games
Kernel & Hardware
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.
Pacman & Package Upgrade Issues
@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.
Contributions & Discussion
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Artwork and Screenshots
Here are two for enhancing a calmer mood:
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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.
Antergos in other languages
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ein Systemupdate mittels Pacman ist leider nicht moeglich.
Nach Pacman > Tasks > System Update
bekomme ich folgende Fehlermeldung
======================================================> Process completed Loading Package List …
=> 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
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?