• Didn't see desktop options?


    Hi all:

    Newbie who just installed yesterday and so far is very impressed having come from Lubuntu, and various other distros. I think this will be a keeper based on my initial experience. However, one thing that I seem to have missed is the option to choose my desktop environment upon installation. Is that option no longer available, or did I somehow not see it? I have the standard Gnome, which is probably a good thing since I was going to choose xfce, and yet I am pleasantly surprised by Gnome so far. Just wondering what happened?

  • @Zephyr Hi!
    Welcome to our comunity!

    or did I somehow not see it?

    Yes i guess you just didn’t see it :p
    There are at least 5 options, and a user working hard to add another 3 options (don’t know when will be added to the official .iso though)

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  • @Zephyr said

    I have the standard Gnome

    Hi. Welcome to Antergos. I guess by standard Gnome you mean default, customized by Antergos and not the vanilla Gnome experience…
    Your question sounds weird, I believe you most probably missed the relevant screen where you choose a DE and simply moved on with it set in default Gnome.
    Since it s a new system you might like to try it again with the DE of your choice.
    Cheers

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  • @anarch said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    Your question sounds weird, I believe you most probably missed the relevant screen where you choose a DE and simply moved on with it set in default Gnome.

    It is weird because I was looking for it too. By the way, it took three tries before the download came through complete. They would download and show on my system (Lubuntu) as complete, with no indication of any issues, but the files were too small. The third try was the charm. I have downloaded many distros over the years, but don’t remember having that issue before. Yes, I installed the default Gnome.

  • @Zephyr said

    By the way, it took three tries before the download came through complete.

    Probably a bad mirror. Besides tonight I checked distrowatch and Antergos is no2 for the past week. Too much traffic for a small, poor distro. Did you try the torrent, too??

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    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • @anarch Did not try the torrent. Another cool thing about Antergos to me is the great hardware detection. I had zero issues installing on an old Dell, old printer, etc.

  • Good for us!!! I m a happy trouble-free Dell Antergos runner, too, as you can see from my signature!
    Again, welcome to Antergos and enjoy the ride!!!

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    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • @anarch said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    Did you try the torrent, too??

    For me, the torrent is the only option that works:smile:. I would heavily advise trying that out.

    And welcome to Antergos!

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

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  • @Keegan said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    For me, the torrent is the only option that works

    what happens with the other download option?

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    I3wm - Mate desktop
    AMD - A4 7300 Radeon graphics
    16 GB ram
    HD 1 TB
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  • For some reason, the other option begins downloading but fails every time part way through no matter how strong my internet connection is. I have no idea why though, but it did prompt me to install and figure out how to use a torrent:grinning:.

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

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  • My internet:
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    But Iso Download takes more then 2 hours, looks like a lot downloads actual happen!

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  • @joekamprad said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    But Iso Download takes more then 2 hours

    Mine takes a little over three hours! But then again I have a poor internet connection (price of being cheap:smile:). It’s good to know more and more people are using Antergos though…

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

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  • Hi another oddity just now. Login does not work if I use my unsername–must use my email address. The “Download ISO” took about 12-15 minutes for me. But, as I wrote earlier, it wasn’t until the third try that it downloaded successfully. But, I am on Spectrum Internet, which is notoriously fickle.

  • @Zephyr said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    Login does not work if I use my unsername–must use my email address.

    Strange! I have never heard of anyone encountering this before! At least you were able to download it successfully though… (it took me about five tries when I downloaded it a few months ago for the first time also, so I don’t think your overall problem is too uncommon. Then again, I have fickle internet also).

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

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  • It asks you for Email address to login on Antergos installation ???
    Only if you put your emailadress as username on CNCHI when you install Antergos…

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  • @Zephyr said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    Hi another oddity just now. Login does not work if I use my unsername–must use my email address.

    if you’re talking about antergos site is an old bug, i thought it was fixed, but maybe returned.

    Antergos (default OS) - WIN10 (abandoned)
    I3wm - Mate desktop
    AMD - A4 7300 Radeon graphics
    16 GB ram
    HD 1 TB
    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • Aha! I use always my email to login to the forum…this is handled by AUTH0
    https://auth0.com

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
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    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
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  • @joekamprad said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    Aha! I use always my email to login to the forum

    Same here actually…

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

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  • I meant sign in for this forum–wouldn’t take my username, only my email address. Experienced some sort of crash yesterday. Went into suspend due to timing out, which is normal, but I couldn’t wake the system back up by any normal means. Had to shut it down and restart, which I did today. Pages restored and it seems to be working well. I have had “suspend” issues with most Linux distros on this old Dell, so I wonder if it is some hardware or firmware issue. The good news is that it always comes back up with little difficulty if I just shut her down, wait a bit, and turn her back on.

  • @Zephyr said in Didn't see desktop options?:

    The good news is that it always comes back up with little difficulty if I just shut her down, wait a bit, and turn her back on.

    Sounds like my router:smile:.

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

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