I’ve just installed Antergos XFCE, and I’m having a few issues here and there. I’ll refer to the GUI issues here specifically.
First, my computer is an Acer TravelMate 5335 laptop, with Intel GMA 4500M graphics.
Font rendering is a bit off. Subpixel anti-aliasing is on (and set correctly to RGB), hinting is on (Slight or Full doesn’t make much difference), I’ve also added the relevant lines in /etc/fonts/local.conf for LCD filtering (set to light, because the regular lcdfilter makes text a bit too blurry. Font rendering is OK on the UI itself (especially on GTK+3 applications, by the way I’m using Lato as a system font), but it has weird kerning and smoothing issues on the content though in some specific applications. Here are some examples on Firefox:
You can see a certain blockiness on the bold text (look at the “Like”, “Comment”, “Share” text for example, or the bold text on the top), with single characters overflowing a bit into each other, while regular fonts are wiry.
Here you can better see the big contrast between (hard to read) bold and (thin) regular text.
I’ll stress that I dual boot with Mint, which has none of these rendering issues.
I’m having big problems with the display manager. Locking the screen through its command doesn’t work, and when the OS automatically locks the screen itself (after inactivity) it is nearly impossible to log back in because the UI is garbled. Logging out makes it completely impossible and forces me to hard reset the machine. I’ve seen another forum thread on the issue, I don’t know what DM I’m using (how do I find out?), there is no clear course of action on the wiki (at least, I didn’t find it).