• My first impressions of AntergOS


    Hello everyone
    First, I’m not really a newbie, I’m using plain ArchLinux for quite some time now and love it until now
    That’s why I decided to put AntergOS on my fathers computer. He was using Kubuntu before but as I’m more familiar with Arch it’s easier for me to help him with any problems now. Furthermore, Kubuntu started to take up to much space imo (more than 15GB, without data, my arch installation with a lot of SDKs and dev tools like IntelliJ including the 4GB swapfile uses about 20GB, so I think a “normal” desktop linux shouldn’t use more than 15GB).
    The installation process is really great, the devs made a great job there!
    In general, AntergOS seems very nice for beginners to me, but there are some problems that disturbed that experience:
    1. Sound wasn’t working on a fresh install. It worked fine during the installation so I didn’t really know what could cause this. Finally I found the solution somewhere in the archlinux forum: fluidsynth was the cause, more details here: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio#No_sound_after_installation][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu][1] … stallation (look for the fluidsynth part) Would be great if the workaround could be shipped by default. Or don’t install fluidsynth at all, I just uninstalled it because I saw no need for it.
    2. Video/Audio playback broken: both, totem and xnoise played things way to fast, both without sound but in the timeline one could see that it plays like 4 seconds in the time of 1 second. I was to lazy to look for the cause and since xnoise isn’t actively developed anymore I just uninstalled both and installed VLC (works fine)

    All in all, great work of course! This is just meant to be some helpful feedback!

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    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu

  • Hello everyone
    First, I’m not really a newbie, I’m using plain ArchLinux for quite some time now and love it until now
    That’s why I decided to put AntergOS on my fathers computer. He was using Kubuntu before but as I’m more familiar with Arch it’s easier for me to help him with any problems now. Furthermore, Kubuntu started to take up to much space imo (more than 15GB, without data, my arch installation with a lot of SDKs and dev tools like IntelliJ including the 4GB swapfile uses about 20GB, so I think a “normal” desktop linux shouldn’t use more than 15GB).
    The installation process is really great, the devs made a great job there!
    In general, AntergOS seems very nice for beginners to me, but there are some problems that disturbed that experience:
    1. Sound wasn’t working on a fresh install. It worked fine during the installation so I didn’t really know what could cause this. Finally I found the solution somewhere in the archlinux forum: fluidsynth was the cause, more details here: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio#No_sound_after_installation][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu][1] … stallation (look for the fluidsynth part) Would be great if the workaround could be shipped by default. Or don’t install fluidsynth at all, I just uninstalled it because I saw no need for it.
    2. Video/Audio playback broken: both, totem and xnoise played things way to fast, both without sound but in the timeline one could see that it plays like 4 seconds in the time of 1 second. I was to lazy to look for the cause and since xnoise isn’t actively developed anymore I just uninstalled both and installed VLC (works fine)

    All in all, great work of course! This is just meant to be some helpful feedback!

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    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu

  • Hi,

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    1. I’m using pulseaudio, have fluidsynth installed and I’m not experiencing your problems. Anyway, I’ve modified the installer to automatically change fluidsynth config file if pulseaudio is being used (it’s not in the latest available installer, yet). Fluidsynth is installed as a dependency (I don’t recall which package has it as a dependency).

    2. That’s also very strange, I suppose it had nothing to do with fluidsynth, but who knows? I work with totem without any problems all the time, maybe you have something different in your sound system? About Xnoise, I’ll vote for not including it anymore, but obiously it has to be a consensus among the devs.

    Again, thanks for your feedback!

  • Hello I jump on that topic to suggest to replace Xnoise by Clementine (inspired by Amarok 1.4) that is very powerfull for audio playlist management.

    I discovered it sometime ago and stick to it since.

    [https://www.clementine-player.org/en/][0]">[https://www.clementine-player.org/en/][1]

    I think it would be a good soft on the default soft pool.

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  • Thanks, I saw other people here complaining about the same sound issue so I think modifying the config during the installation is a good idea. Just a speculation but maybe your sound card supports hardware mixing and therefore isn’t blocked by fluidsynth? I don’t know to much about the Linux sound system so this idea may be plain stupid
    About the playback problem: if I find some time I’ll try to debug it a bit, if I find anything I’ll let you know.
    Another thing I noticed was that I manually had to set the timezone after the installation although I’m pretty sure that I chose the right one during installation.

  • @“nekosan”:2d597njt said:

    Hello I jump on that topic to suggest to replace Xnoise by Clementine (inspired by Amarok 1.4) that is very powerfull for audio playlist management.

    I discovered it sometime ago and stick to it since.

    [https://www.clementine-player.org/en/][0]">[https://www.clementine-player.org/en/][1]

    I think it would be a good soft on the default soft pool.[/quote:2d597njt]

    I think Clemantine is the best option, though I was out numbered last time we (the devs) had this discussion because its a QT app (to which I said who cares?) Anyway, we are bound to revisit the issue now that Xnoise is no longer being developed. Though at this point its not urgent (Xnoise still works great).

    Cheers!

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  • I agree, clementine hands down is the best music player in linux right now

  • So… unrelated to the conversation at hand, but this post made me realize something - is it actually called AntergOS, as in… Anterg-O-S? I’ve always called it one word, like An-ter-gos.

  • @“losershawn”:3obc2pfd said:

    So… unrelated to the conversation at hand, but this post made me realize something - is it actually called AntergOS, as in… Anterg-O-S? I’ve always called it one word, like An-ter-gos.[/quote:3obc2pfd]
    You have it right, its one word. See:

    [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1168&p=3915&hilit=pronounce#p3917][0]">viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1168&p=3915&hilit=pronounce#p3917
    [https://plus.google.com/110583156332879711581/posts/TaSip1i5xFE][0]">[https://plus.google.com/110583156332879][1] … aSip1i5xFE

    Cheers!

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    [1]: https://plus.google.com/110583156332879

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