Relatively new to linux and absolutely new to Antergos. I am running a Winblows 10 machine and using VirtualBox for testing the Antergos distribution. I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong section. I didn’t know if it should be in Installation or in Newbie Corner. I opted for Installation because that is probably where I screwed something up. If that is not correct please move this to the correct forum.
So Winblows 10, 64-bit, 16GB RAM, Radeon video card (2 GB), 4 processors (out of 8)
VirtualBox: Version 5.1.30 r118389 (Qt5.6.2)
I set up the VBox with 55 GB HD (set size), 128 MB Video (most it will do), 8 GB RAM. I opted for the Gnome desktop during installation. During installation I chose Chromium, Firefox, SSH,Flash and the VirtualBox Guest Editions. I believe those were the only one’s I selected. However, I have re-installed 5 or 6 times so I am not 100% sure what the most current installation had selected.
Here is a screenshot of my VirtualBox Settings:
I install and everything seems to go OK. I didn’t use the auto-partition but rather chose “Something Else” (or however it is phrased).
This are my partition:
1024 MB Fat 32 Boot/Efi
20000 MB root
Rest of virtual hd for /home
The sequence is:
I am only running one user (me). This is the same setup I used when trying out Mint and Ubuntu.
Installation finishes and I close the virtual machine. Remove the live iso link from VBox. Restart. It starts fine. This is where it gets weird.
I have to remove focus from the virtual box for anything to happen. For every action. For example…
I start VirtualBox. I click the Antergos entry and click start. Antergos launches. I get the backdrop and the clock/welcome/login screen. I can click the clock and then enter my password. I hit enter and the screen (the virtualbox screen) turns black. White cursor, black screen. If I do nothing it will stay that way for at least 5 minutes. However, once I hit enter if I move the mouse and click on my windows desktop, the screen immediately turns to the Antergos/Gnome desktop. Now let’s say I want to open Nautilus (Files). I move the mouse over the Files icon on the side launcher. Click and real fast I’ll see the spinning cursor then nothing. Move the mouse and click on Spotify that is running on Windows and immediately I’ll see Nautilus open with the different folders from my Home. Click the ‘X’ (close) on Nautilus and nothing. Click the Windows start menu/superkey and in the VirtualBox window Nautilus will close.
It seems like VirtualBox/Antergos needs to lose focus for the screen to refresh.
This occurs when I have other programs running (right now on Windows I am also running Spotify, Firefox, Visual Studio and File Explorer all open). However, this also occurs if I am running nothing but VirtualBox.
Can anyone point out where I messed up? Please remember that I am pretty new to Linux and absolutely new to Antergos.