• Deepin DE Preferences and Suggestions


    Hi!

    As you can see, I am working on making Deepin available in Cnchi during installation here:slight_smile:. If anyone has any suggestions (even if it is only something like a preferred theme or setting) or help to offer, please feel free to do so in this thread.

    As this is my first time attempting something like this, I cannot guarantee success. However, I hope to have my modified .iso available within the next week or two hopefully. Thus, any help would be GREATLY appreciated :grinning:

    Thank you everyone!

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  • Thanks @karasu, I think I’ll at least give it a go…

    I can’t promise anything, but I’m going to attempt to make one for installing Deepin DE:grinning:

    I’ll let you know if I am successful!

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  • @A-User said in ISO Refresh: antergos 17.6:

    I’ll let you know if I am successful!

    However, I was wondering if anyone has any tips, input, or suggestions concerning a Deepin DE for Antergos:slight_smile:

    Thanks! I can’t wait to tackle this project:grinning:

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  • Hi!
    I’m back:grinning:

    I found all of the applications that are necessary to install Deepin DE, but I can’t seem to find out how to tell Cnchi to install them when it is run. Also, I was wondering how to convert your .zip file from Github to an .iso format.

    Can anyone provide me with this information? (particularly the @developers who made the .iso in the first place).

    Thanks again:slight_smile:

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  • Hi,

    Let’s see… you’re mixing two things.

    One is creating a booting iso with a live environment. For this we use Gnome for the “big” iso and Openbox for the “minimal” iso. If you want to modify this iso or to create a new one with another DE you have to check the repository I gave you.

    The other one is enabling cnchi to install another DE. For this, you must check https://github.com/antergos/cnchi/tree/0.14.x and more specifically https://github.com/Antergos/Cnchi/blob/0.14.x/data/packages.xml

    This would allow you to install a “vanilla” DE. To adjust your own setup, you should check this: https://github.com/Antergos/antergos-gsettings

    http://www.techytalk.info/customize-default-desktop-environment-settings-gnome-centric-linux-distributions/

    Notice that some work has already been done. To show “experimental” DE’s in Cnchi you have to use the -z option, like this: sudo -E cnchi -dvz

    Cheers!

  • Thank you so much:slight_smile:

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  • Does Gconf work also? I noticed the website you sent me to with instructions said to use dconf, but your page on Github mentions “gsettings”. In addition, the screenshot on the website you referenced looked like Gconf, but said dconf. Which one should I use?

    P.S. Sorry about all of the questions, this is a rather LARGE learning curve for me:slight_smile:

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  • Sorry, last thing (I think:smile:)

    This might be related to my previous question, but how can I add a command to be used on startup? I was thinking of just having one community version with all of the “experimental” DE’s in it since that seems to me to be a more “Antergos” way of doing it and less of a “Manjaro” way (where they have a separate .iso for every single DE). That way, it would be a very similar process to installing the usual .iso image. While on the topic of .iso images though, how can I make an .iso image in the first place?

    Thank you for all of your time and patience!

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  • “dconf is a low-level configuration system and settings management. Its main purpose is to provide a back end to GSettings on platforms that don’t already have configuration storage systems. It depends on GLib. It is part of GNOME 3 and is a replacement for GConf.”

    ;)

    but how can I add a command to be used on startup?

    Do you mean to start a program or process when the DE starts?

  • @karasu said in ISO Refresh: antergos 17.6:

    Do you mean to start a program or process when the DE starts?

    Yes:grinning:. I was thinking of running the terminal command you mentioned earlier:

    sudo -E cnchi -dvz 
    

    NOTE: my last sentence will make more sense if you re-read my last post. I was just editing it with more details right as you posted:smile:

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  • @A-User said in ISO Refresh: antergos 17.6:

    I was thinking of just having one community version with all of the “experimental” DE’s

    I haven’t really tried, but I think that would be a too much big iso… I really do not know if that would be wise.

    While on the topic of .iso images though, how can I make an .iso image in the first place?

    It’s not a straightforward process. Give me a few days so I can write a “tutorial”.

    I was thinking of running the terminal command you mentioned earlier

    EDIT: Do not worry. Cnchi is started automagically. It depends on the Desktop Environment you use, but usually you can put the .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart

  • Thank you so much for all of our help @karasu.

    If this is just more painful than doing it yourself though, just let me know:slight_smile:. If it is, I can stop working on this (especially considering I’m not too far into it anyways).

    Thank you once again:grinning:

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  • @karasu said in ISO Refresh: antergos 17.6:

    I think that would be a too much big iso…

    I understand, although when I used your new .iso (antergos 17.6) and just typed the command sudo -E cnchi -dvz into the terminal right after booting up, I noticed that all of the “Experimantal DE’s” were now offered in Cnchi, just like you had pointed out to me earlier:slight_smile:.

    I have been thinking that it might be a good idea to just keep Deepin DE as an “Experimantal” DE and simply have the command mentioned in the last paragraph set to be executed upon booting up. As of now though, I noticed that while all of the other “Experimantal” DE’s are present when executing this command, Deepin DE is not.
    Perhaps your modifications to include that were not made until after your Iso Refresh? Thank you for all of your patience with me:slight_smile:

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  • @A-User , good luck! I pinned the topic.

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  • @anarch said in Deepin DE Preferences and Suggestions:

    @A-User , good luck!

    Thank you so much @anarch. I’ll need it!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • Did you see the Deepin Arch documentation?

    You have to change the greeter manager: Deepin greeter is so beautiful, but deepin don’t change the greeter backgroud image.

    Also you can report all bugs and suggestions in deepin repositories.
    No i have some problems with Deepin and Gnome and they can’t solve yet hahahahaha

  • @alaguna said in Deepin DE Preferences and Suggestions:

    You have to change the greeter manager: Deepin greeter is so beautiful, but deepin don’t change the greeter backgroud image.

    I found this on the Arch Wiki:

    Via a Display Manager
    To use the default DDE’s lightdm greeter you have to modify the configuration file under the

    [Seat:*] section, to state:.
    /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    [Seat:*]
    


    greeter-session=lightdm-deepin-greeter

    Is this what you are referring to?

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  • @karasu said in ISO Refresh: antergos 17.6:

    It depends on the Desktop Environment you use, but usually you can put the .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart

    How can I do this in the live .iso?

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  • It’s painful, I know…:smile:

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  • I tried looking around in dconf AND gconf, but I couldn’t find anything even related to this. Can I somehow create the file within dconf myself?

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