Someone on irc mentioned I should make a post in the forums, so here I am – making this post. This is my first actual install on Antergos, pushed on by Chris Were’s latest youtube video on the subject. I’m on XFCE – the DE I find that has the least amount of problems.
Here’s a few issues solved right off the bat:
- the annoying pc motherboard speaker can be silenced by:
sudo su echo "blacklist pcspkr" > /etc/modprobe.d/nobeep.conf exit reboot
Honestly like I said with the guy in irc, I have no idea why the pc speaker is enabled by default and why it’s making beeping noises when I…delete a file, for example. Really unnecessary. The only reason why I have it in the first place is so I can diagnose any potential bios trouble codes that might arise in the future. The guy in irc said it’s not supported to enabled with uefi, but it’s still beeping on z87 and x58 chipsets.
qt4 wasn’t installed by default with xfce (via the minimal iso.) That means apps like vlc will not load until qt4 is installed.
my conky config finally worked by installing “conky-lua-nv” from the AUR. Terminal said things about cairo errors, but the “regular” conky version in repo “extra” has a cairo dependency…so I have no idea. The temp sensors can be had by also installing “lm_sensors” in the regular repo.
Since there’s no such thing as /var/log/syslog in Arch, what’s the next best thing to conglomerate and then tail off of to get a quick “system status view” in my conky config?
Even though I specified my correct timezone during the installer, the time still defaulted to UTC after installation (and yes, while connected to the internet.) So, I followed these instructions thinking this is a recent bug and that fixed the issue…until the next boot and now the system thinks that “my local time” == actual UTC and that “UTC” == my local timezone UTC offset. Yeah…help?