• Newbie, few problems :c


    Hi guys,

    I just installed Antergos with KDE few days ago.
    I have few questions/problems:

    1. First of all, if you can send me a link which list the most useful commands on konsole (I’m new to linux).

    2. When booting the system, I need to unlock numepad on the login screen.
    I tried to enable it with this setting alt text
    non of them does the job…

    3. The audio is very very low.
    I’m using these headset: Sades A6 Stereo USB 7.1 sound channel effect.
    on windows I used its drivers, but even without its drivers the audio volume was good.

    -Fixed.

    4. On discord, the emojis are not appear: alt text

    5. I wanted to change Swappiness from 60 to 10, but I don’t have this file /etc/sysctl.conf
    what should I do?

    -fixed.

    6. I can only boot to the OS when overriding the SSD from BIOS, otherwise the OS won’t boot and will just show me a black screen saying it doesn’t recognize any OS.
    I have two disks on my pc, one is the SSD (where the OS is installed), and the second one is a regular hard disk.

    Few things I’ve seen on BIOS:

    On boot options priorities it shows:
    Boot option 1: P0 Hard disk
    Boot option 2: Hard disk

    (Not showing the SSD)

    on Hard drive BBS priorities it shows:
    Nothing.

    On state configuration it shows:
    Software preserve: Hard disk - supported
    Software preserve: SSD - Unknown

    I already tried to change BIOS settings to default, and even removed its battery to reset it.

    Hope you can help me.
    Thanks in advance! 👍

    Btw, I would like to hear about tweaks/tips I can do to speed up the system :)

  • for number 5. you have to see in /etc/sysctl.d/ in mine there is 99-sysctl.conf you should also have ?

    sysctl.conf is decapriated is all in /etc/sysctl.d/ like https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Swap#Swappiness

    for numlock you can try numlockx in autostart, further bug in kde i dont know :)

    hopefull partly get solved a bit …

  • @gil5587
    6. Can you show the output of terminal commands

    sudo fdisk -l
    lsblk -fm
    

    Tip: you can use the “</>” button on top of this writing area to make the output easier to read.

  • @manuel

    Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
    Disk model: WDC WD5000AAKX-0
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0xe4aca48b
    
    Device     Boot Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
    /dev/sda1  *     2048 976769023 976766976 465.8G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 447.1 GiB, 480103981056 bytes, 937703088 sectors
    Disk model: SATA SSD        
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x457d62e6
    
    Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/sdb1            2048   1048575   1046528  511M 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2  *      1048576 921602047 920553472  439G 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb3       921602048 937703087  16101040  7.7G  f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sdb5       921604096 937703087  16098992  7.7G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINT   SIZE OWNER GROUP MODE
    sda                                                                              465.8G             brw-rw----
    └─sda1
         ntfs   Hard Disk
                      688AD59B8AD565DA                        257G    45% /mnt/688AD 465.8G             brw-rw----
    sdb                                                                              447.1G             brw-rw----
    ├─sdb1
    │    ext4   AntergosBoot
    │                 c45ffc4b-b8aa-4e67-ba22-fae1b60f69a0  352.4M    22% /boot        511M             brw-rw----
    ├─sdb2
    │    ext4   AntergosRoot
    │                 743e0d44-e5d5-429f-a4fe-536d0e4e4320  374.2G     8% /            439G             brw-rw----
    ├─sdb3
    │                                                                                    1K             brw-rw----
    └─sdb5
         swap   AntergosSwap
                      6babee99-7180-4d57-bb2b-77fdb96002a7                [SWAP]       7.7G             brw-rw----
    
  • @gil5587 said in Newbie, few problems :c:

    @ringo32 I don’t have any file inside /etc/sysctl.d/
    I’ve installed numlockx, how to use it?

    make a file 99-sysctl.conf in /etc/sysctl.d/

    add this :

    vm.swappiness = 10
    vm.vfs_cache_pressure = 50
    vm.watermark_scale_factor = 200
    

    this install is from base so i had it already… i thought…

    add numlockx at autostart i dont know why kde part does not work…

  • @ringo32 still shows vm.swappiness = 60 :(
    about the numlock, I mean it’s not a program so how to add it?

  • if you made the file you have to reboot otherwise with some command : sysctl vm.swappiness=10

    but after reboot mayby mkinitcpio -P i dont kow it goes to the correct swappiness in 99-sysctl.conf

    before it was sysctl.conf in /etc/ but since systemd its in /etc/sysctl.d/ as a modular aproach
    so you can several sysctl configuration in several file, how higher the number how higher the importand.

    numlockx should be added to the autostart of kde. just temporarely i gues ?

  • @ringo32 yes, after reboot swappiness is now 10 ty very much bro 👍

    I still don’t understand what should I do exactly after I install numlockx.
    I need to add a script/terminal command to autostart?

  • just add numlockx that should do. or like /usr/bin/numlockx on

    or you can experiment things like , in sddm config to enable Numlock to on and in plasma to turn on , mayby this can do ?

  • @gil5587
    First of all, I suggest you make a backup of all your personal data to an external drive, before doing anything else. (Now you can’t say you weren’t warned… 😉 )

    1. Is Windows installed on /dev/sda drive? Or is it just a data disk?
      Anyway, the problem sounds like your machine interprets the NTFS disk is the first drive and thus booting will be tried with that drive. There can be many possible solutions depending on what the real reason is. One thing I’d try first is to update the motherboard BIOS (if an update is available). And if you do so, make absolutely sure you have the new BIOS is exactly meant for your machine. No “close” matches are OK, it must be exactly correct for your machine.

    You could also show the contents of your current /boot/grub/grub.cfg:

    cat /boot/grub/grubcfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    

    and show the returned URL here.

  • @ringo32 said in Newbie, few problems :c:

    just add numlockx that should do. or like /usr/bin/numlockx on

    or you can experiment things like , in sddm config to enable Numlock to on and in plasma to turn on , mayby this can do ?

    first two options not working (If I do it correctly).
    third option, hmm where is the file located?

    @manuel said in Newbie, few problems :c:

    @gil5587
    First of all, I suggest you make a backup of all your personal data to an external drive, before doing anything else. (Now you can’t say you weren’t warned… 😉 )

    1. Is Windows installed on /dev/sda drive? Or is it just a data disk?
      Anyway, the problem sounds like your machine interprets the NTFS disk is the first drive and thus booting will be tried with that drive. There can be many possible solutions depending on what the real reason is. One thing I’d try first is to update the motherboard BIOS (if an update is available). And if you do so, make absolutely sure you have the new BIOS is exactly meant for your machine. No “close” matches are OK, it must be exactly correct for your machine.

    You could also show the contents of your current /boot/grub/grub.cfg:

    cat /boot/grub/grubcfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    

    and show the returned URL here.
    Just a data disk.

    cat: /boot/grub/grubcfg: No such file or directory

  • @gil5587 said in Newbie, few problems :c:

    cat /boot/grub/grubcfg | curl -F ‘f:1=<-’ ix.io

    missing a little point (and must be proceeded as root)

    .

    sudo cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    
  • @joekamprad said in Newbie, few problems :c:

    @gil5587 said in Newbie, few problems :c:

    cat /boot/grub/grubcfg | curl -F ‘f:1=<-’ ix.io

    missing a little point (and must be proceeded as root)

    .

    sudo cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    

    http://ix.io/1FZO

  • @gil5587
    OK, it wasn’t initrd problem.
    Then I guess grub.cfg needs to swap drives sda and sdb with drivemap.
    You could search for “grub manual” and look for drivemap word, and some usage examples of it.

  • @manuel said in Newbie, few problems :c:

    @gil5587
    OK, it wasn’t initrd problem.
    Then I guess grub.cfg needs to swap drives sda and sdb with drivemap.
    You could search for “grub manual” and look for drivemap word, and some usage examples of it.

    This may do the job?
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Persistent_block_device_naming

  • @gil5587
    What happens if you physically disconnect the ntfs disk? Can you boot?
    Also, could you show some actual pictures about various settings and error situations? As you know, pictures tell more than 1000 words…

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