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Issues related to Antergos installation.
Possible Fix: Antergos & UEFI Boot Installation Failure


Rod’s Books gives in-depth information on UEFI

Rod has developed rEFInd (which is in Arch’s repository) - Arch-wiki entry rEFInd states:
rEFInd is a UEFI boot manager capable of launching EFISTUB kernels. It is a fork of the no-longer-maintained rEFIt and fixes many issues with respect to non-Mac UEFI booting. It is designed to be platform-neutral and to simplify booting multiple OSes.

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Beginners' subforum for general Antergos issues. Please, try the forum search function at the upper left before posting.
HOW TO: Make a transparent terminal

Which desktop environment are you using?

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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.
Battery Indicator shows "on battery power" even when AC is plugged in

Hey, thanks for looking into this.

I am using Antergos on my thinkpad E550 with cinnamon as desktop. I’ve changed the greeter of lightdm, and the theme of cinnamon. Otherwise, I haven’t modified the system much. I hope to be able to control the action that closing the lid triggers based on if AC is plugged in. I find that the settings in the power settings is not working.

I suspect that my system is not recognizing me using AC power. What should I do? What logs should I provide?

Please help.

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Audio/Video/Image issues, playback, creation and editing. Also for games support and discussion.
Video Conversion MPS to standard video file format.

Have you tried ffmpeg? (it’s command line, but I use it a lot to extract audio from video)

This post has nice examples (you can use vlc to convert videos, too, I didn’t know xD):


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Issues related to package upgrades. Also the place for discussion about pacman in general.
What was the name of the GUI Package Management?

@machiavelli if u used to debian base, this is good to see

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Problems and questions concerning kernel and hardware support.
Mouse settings not working in Gnome

@prasadkumar013 Thank you, that worked like a charm.
@karasu I will definitely give this a look later as threefinger drag is a necessity when you get used to it.

Now to tackle the insane scroll speed ;).

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About Antergos

Distribution related information and discussion.

News, Package & Security Advisories, and other important information from the development team.
A new set of ISO images are available. Testers Needed!

The current Testing antergos-2016.08.22-x86_64.iso (full, not Minimal) has several problems here. This is a draft of what could be (eventually) separated into isolated GitHub issues. A difficult task.

The main thing is: Cnchi works. Starts, installs, exits, reboots. But in rather unusual way.

I’m sorry for the huge “whole screen”-shots. gnome-screenshot can’t save an image and can’t currently be restarted after capturing a “single window”. Maybe a problem in live session.

Correct formatting is not easy in a complicated post.

Unusual greeting

On boot, instead of opening the Cnchi’s window, the user is greeted with Installer’s error:
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Unusual greeter

Cnchi restarts, nothing unusual

Installer’s error window is closed, connection established, Cnchi restarts itself normally:
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Cnchiy restarts correctly

Advanced installation mode, 1/2

Installation was done twice, with four different DEs (Mate, Cinnamon, Gnome, Kde). Grub 2 was installed only for testing. It is never installed here.

Installing Grub 2:
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Grub 2 is about to be installed

Advanced installation mode, 2/2

Repeating installation without Grub 2. Since 1998 I use only the simple Grub, aka Grub Legacy now, aka Grub 1:
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Grub 2 will not be installed. Existing Grub 1 will be used to boot the computer.

Installation is about to start, 1/2, nothing unusual

Computer has two internal hard disks, sda and sdb. Antergos is habitually installed in:

sdb10 --> Antergos Mate root (Cinnamon, Gnome, Kde are installed in sdb11, sdb12, sdb13)

sda16 --> 1st (a fantasy label, a huge common data partition shared between other installed Linuxes)

sdb16 --> 2nd (a fantasy label, another huge shared data partition)

sda3 --> swap 1/2 (on sda disk)
sdb3 --> swap 2/2 (on sdb disk)
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Unusual partitioning, the usual installation scheme

Installation is about to start, 2/2, nothing unusual

The lower part of the above picture:
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Installation will start now

Unusual slideshow, 1/3

is displayed during installation
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Slideshow looks strange

Unusual slideshow, 2/3
the script is about to be saved
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while installation proceeds normally

Unusual slideshow, 3/3

The script is:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <meta name="description" content="Antergos"> <meta name="author" content="Antergos"> <title></title> <!-- Bootstrap core CSS --> <link href="css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet"> <style> img { width: 100%; height: 334px; } html, body { height: 100%; max-height: 100%; overflow: hidden; } </style> </head> <body> <div class="container-fluid" style="padding: 0px !important;"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12" style="padding: 0px !important;"> <!-- Carousel ================================================== --> <div id="myCarousel" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel"> <!-- Indicators --> <!-- <ol class="carousel-indicators"> <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li> <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="1"></li> <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="2"></li> </ol> --> <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox"> <div class="item active"> <img class="first-slide" src="images/slides/1.png" alt="First slide"> <div class="container"> <div class="carousel-caption"> <!-- <h1>Example headline.</h1> <p>Note: If you're viewing this page via a <code>file://</code> URL, the "next" and "previous" Glyphicon buttons on the left and right might not load/display properly due to web browser security rules.</p> <p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="#" role="button">Sign up</a></p> --> </div> </div> </div> <div class="item"> <img class="second-slide" src="images/slides/2.png" alt="Second slide"> <div class="container"> <div class="carousel-caption"> <!-- <h1>Antergos loves Numix</h1> <p>It's all in the details. Antergos includes exclusive desktop and icon themes from our friends at the Numix Project.</p> <p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="#" role="button">Learn more</a></p> --> </div> </div> </div> <div class="item"> <img class="third-slide" src="images/slides/3.png" alt="Third slide"> <div class="container"> <div class="carousel-caption"> <!-- <h1>One more for good measure.</h1> <p>Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas eget quam. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit.</p> <p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="#" role="button">Browse gallery</a></p> --> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- <a class="left carousel-control" href="#myCarousel" role="button" data-slide="prev"> <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left" aria-hidden="true"></span> <span class="sr-only">Previous</span> </a> <a class="right carousel-control" href="#myCarousel" role="button" data-slide="next"> <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-right" aria-hidden="true"></span> <span class="sr-only">Next</span> </a> --> </div><!-- /.carousel --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- Bootstrap core JavaScript ================================================== --> <!-- Placed at the end of the document so the pages load faster --> <script src="js/jquery.min.js"></script> <script src="js/bootstrap.min.js"></script> <!-- <script src="../../assets/js/vendor/holder.min.js"></script> <script src="../../assets/js/ie10-viewport-bug-workaround.js"></script> --> <script> // interval is in milliseconds. 1000 = 1 second - so 1000 * 10 = 10 seconds $('.carousel').carousel({ interval: 1000 * 20 }); </script> </body> </html> <!-- <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"/> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1"> <title>Antergos Slides</title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/usr/share/cnchi/data/css/slides-style.css"/> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/usr/share/cnchi/data/css/lightSlider.css"/> <script src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/js/jquery.min.js"></script> <script src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/js/jquery.lightSlider.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <div class="slider1"> <ul id="slider"> <li><img class='slide' src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/images/slides/1.png" alt=""/></li> <li><img class='slide' src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/images/slides/2.png" alt=""/></li> <li><img class='slide' src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/images/slides/3.png" alt=""/></li> </ul> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function() { $("#slider").lightSlider({ item: 1, speed: 2600, //ms' adaptiveHeight: true, thumbMargin: 0, gallery: false, galleryMargin: 0, auto: true, loop: true, pause: 9000, mode: 'fade', keyPress: false, controls: false, pager: false }); }); </script> </body> </html> -->

Sick of bloated Pastebin. Pastie and Paste2 are lighter.

Meanwhile, installation proceeds

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Installation is about to be concluded

Installation finishes, nothing unusual

Cnchi correctly suggests to reboot the computer:
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Installatioan terminates normally

Grub 2 doesn’t boot freshly installed Antergos

Grub 2, installed by Cnchi in Master Boot Record on a computer with two internal hard disks, can’t start Antergos. It presents a menu with only two generic entries, Linux and Linux Fallback, which actually cannot start any of installed Linuxes.

Feels like it doesn’t Antergos’ but Grub 2 development problem.

Cnchi honestly warns about the unsuccessful Grub 2 installation upon the termination. Don’t remember the exact warning message, don’t want to waste two more hours installing another DE trying to reproduce it.

Grub 2 takes two hours to install itself for a single DE with only other 18 installed Linuxes. Too long. Too bloated. Useless. os-prober must die.

Briefly. Grub 2, installed by Cnchi, is unable to start any installed Linux.

Even Grub 1 fails to boot Antergos

Grub (aka Grub 1, Grub Legacy) can’t start it. Rather unusual. Grub succesfully boots all Antergos here starting from 2014.

It throws now:

Error 14: Filesystem compatibility error, cannot read whole file Press any key to continue...

That’s the usual problem, typical to recent Calamares and similar installers, used in modern distros like Apricity, Bluestar, Arch Anywhere, Feliz.

Again, it seems to be not Cnchi-Antergos but Grub2-related problem.

I’m sorry for a long post. Didn’t find a way to summarize it briefly.


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Issues regarding the forums
Desktop not Working

Buen día
Disculpen tengo un problema con mi escrItorio XFCE inicia el sistema muestra pantalla gris, todo el sistema parece funcionar bien sin embargo no puedo configurar el escritorio ni si quiera cambiar el fondo.

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No decsciption available
Which Antergos Desktop are you using?

back to the (early days as cinnarch) roots, cinnamon DE

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Contributions & Discussion

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

Discuss GNU/Linux related topics that don't quite fit into other forum categories.
Windows 10 Anniversary update kills Linux partitions
Users complain they miss Linux partitions after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary update. On both social media and Linux related forums users post that the Windows 10 update removed partitions from their system without asking.

I moved away from Windows a few years back. I have never really seen a need to utilize it other than through Virtualbox if I really desperately needed to.

So here’s a really good reason to think about your reasons for having a dual boot with MS as part of a dual boot system. However, in having said that there might be a way or method for all you users who still dual boot Windows with Linux/GNU OS.
You can read the article here:

link to article

The other (extreme) solution of course is to do what myself and probably countless others have done with Windows.
Remove it!

This way you avoid having an OS and it’s corporate owners go against your own wishes, sensibilities, rights/privileges without you even having a word expressing your disagreement about it.

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A place for true innovation. Share your own created utilities with the Antergos community.
Fix Firefox long startup time

It speeds my start up time up, I re-installed after the new Firefox seemed slower to start than before it’s worth a try.

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Post your screenshots. Contribute or share new logos, icons, themes, wallpapers and other artwork here.
I love Antergos Gnome

Numix circle?

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Not Antergos or GNU/Linux-related? Talk about it here!
DE hopping done wrong

@Jeannie__ reminds me of when I tried to install a super alpha DE and wound up without a logout button. That was fun x_x

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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)
Retomando GNU/Linux y saludando

Lo primero de todo gracias por la respuesta, y disculpas por la tardanza.
La verdad es que al meterme con la instalación he tenido algunos problemas con los discos, por no tener las cosas bien organizadas y se esta retrasando la idea.
Aparte de esto y por lo leído en este tiempo, voy a cambiar de distro, base que será una Debian, que es lo que más documentación tengo a mano y más conozco, pura y dura, quedando y más adelante probaré Antergos en una máquina virtual.
Mil gracias y disculpas por las molestias

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Here you can talk russian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Ошибка утилиты AUR

Недавно утилита AUR стала выдавать ошибку :cry:

Не хочу ругаться на причины, но для исправления можно в терминале от имени пользователя выполнить несколько команд:

git clone
cd package-query
makepkg -si
cd …
git clone
cd yaourt
makepkg -si
cd …

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Here you can talk german (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Kann Antergos nicht installieren
So sieht das aus wenn ich versuche die Live zu starten.

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

Cześć! Witam wszystkich Polaków korzystających z Antergosa.
Sam przesiadłem się niedawno z Manjaro i jestem na razie bardzo zadowolony. Dopóki nie poczuję, że jestem już na tyle doświadczony, by postawić i utrzymywać Archa samemu, chyba tu zostanę :)
Przy okazji chciałem zrobić coś dla społeczności i postanowiłem dorzucić swoje trzy grosze do tłumaczenia projektu na polski. W tej chwili stan tłumaczenia Polish (pl) na to 100%. Jeśli ktoś ma możliwość, prosiłbym o sprawdzenie poprawności tłumaczeń dotyczących ZFS w projekcie Cnchi, gdyż nie jestem specjalistą w temacie i mogłem porobić jakieś głupstwa.


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

Hagyományos notebookok; az egyik egy Fujitsu Siemens Amilo öreg csotrogány, der fut rajta rendesen.

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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


Suposo que no només el Gnome, sinó que tindràs tot el sistema en anglès.

Per afegir el català has de:

Editar el fitxer /etc/locale.gen i descomentar (treure el ‘#’) de la línia que diu ca_ES.UTF-8 UTF-8 Executar la comanda sudo locale-gen

Ara tens ja els dos idiomes, però tens l’anglès per defecte. Si vols canviar el sistema a català has d’editar el fitxer /etc/locale.conf per què quedi així:


Per canviar-ho a Gnome (disposició de teclat, llengua, …) pots fer-ho des del gnome-control-center (Fes alt+F2 i escriu gnome-control-center)


Més info:

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Here you can talk ukrainian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Antergos це добре.

нам потрібно більше змісту тут

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


Ce est exceptionnellement décent et merveilleuse poste.
Je suis très heureux joine ce forum.
Je aime particulièrement bien … !!!

Merci beaucoup …

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