Steam Native runs.
Steam Run-time runs my nerves.
My relevant specs are: NVidia GTX 1050 Ti with proprietary drivers and kernel support libraries. My FPS can take a hit on occasion when entering a new map segment (basically on-the-fly loading), but that’s more than likely in-game memory management or openGL specific regarding rendering. Over all my FPS is very sustainable considering case using Borderlands 2 and Payday2 as bench specimen.
Don’t know how much this will help, but it’s all I got currently. Take care.
Way late response, but the topics still causes buzz: have tried, with the most current, Linux Mint with Steam and it ran well but lagged whenever going into new map sections as data was streaming. Not too bad game performance and openGL with official NVidia drivers at max settings provide plenty of eye candy.
Problem is, even after 3 years, Linux Mint and Ubuntu both lack adequate controller support and from my experience have had numerous issues with xpad and the like in those distros -this has gone on for 3 years now. Linux Mint and Ubuntu are way behind Antergos at the kernel level thus lacking native support for the newest GPU drivers and anything that would support XBox controllers and have read about issues with Steam Controllers as well.
I have yet to get Steam OS to run on my hardware although I can actually get it to install now -that’s a start right?
The above points are many of the lesser reasons that swayed me toward Antergos that just seemed to pile on top of more pressing issues like full support and development opportunities for my platform. Am getting pretty comfortable with the Antergos system for Arch Linux and their utilities are add its appeal. My reference game was Borderlands 2 and noticed no lag during intros or cut scenes. In my opinion enjoy openGL games because they seem more clearly defined than DX specific engines, but I mainly use Intel and NVidia chips.
I definitely recommend this system for gaming: you’ll get a better, more recent kernel experience with an opportunity to step into even newer kernel releases, better native hardware support including GPU and controller drivers and list goes on.
Think that the fact that I am currently posting to a thread that’s 3 years old addressing issues, that still exists, says something - if you’re here looking around Antergos for a possible gaming experience then start making plans for installation.
You’ll have to keep an eye on the post screen as the errors, if they are errors, may be the result of damaged hardware. The system booting tells you immediately, along with disk checks, that your storage media is fine as you suspect. Outside of what I’ve confirmed for you based on what little you posted you should consider posting more accurate details of what you see on screen at boot time. More information will be required before anyone can help you further.
Each, KDE and XFCE, have pros and cons.
Recently tried KDE and XFCE inevitably settling on Gnome 3.
Had audio issues with KDE as it was being stubborn not letting me switch it to the analog channel as it seemed to prefer my spdif. Don’t really fancy a DM telling me to go f myself. Afterward tried XFCE, but it was feeling very cluttered and lacking after being somewhat spoiled by the Cinnamon DM while using Mint prior to switching over to antergos.
Decided to go with Gnome 3 after watching some youTube videos on Antergos and considering why it was the chosen LiveDVD DM can now say I am pleased with the choice.
KDE is most certainly centered on exploiting functionality with newer hardware while XFCE is about general hardware support at a reduced system resource cost. So, if you have newer hardware like myself and use spdif then go with KDE; if you intend on supporting an older system then use XFCE.
KDE had audio related issues where settings management was inefficient. My analog stereo output was working correctly and identified out of the box by KDE but it would not allow it to be set as default for some reason hence it got bumped. (Audio Card: HTO Striker 7.1)
XFCE had severe issues with screen tearing even while using composition and is possibly related to NVidia drivers. I am not trading so XFCE got bumped. (Graphics Card: GTX1050 Ti)
Hope this sheds some additional light on the subject; at any rate, take care and have fun!
Every possible reason I use Antergos, currently, has been stated previously.
Coming in from Linux Mint looking for freedom to aggressively address use case either concerning need or curiosity which is lacking in Debian based solutions. I like Mint and Debian, but Antergos (AG) fills a niche I’d been looking for and now it’s all history. Mainly, accessibility to more current and stable kernel releases as well as a fairly proctored community repo has sealed the deal between AG and I. Once again --a popular point among AG users.
Am also lazy considering Arch installation --can do it, just don’t want to. I dig Arch and it’s community as it’s valid without question and am pleased to be capable, through AG, of connecting with Arch in an easy, fast and secure manner. AG is close to being that distro for me and already owns a place on my hardware and it’s going to be hard to knock it out of there.
I dual and triple boot systems and AG has Grub boot management under lock & key behaving as it should unlike many other distros making the process at the global (dare say universal) level painless. I’m getting too old to mess around with newb oversights and bs and AG definitely understands me and why.
Glad to be here with you all too, BTW!
@logos88 There some answers to this on this thread: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6962/numix-icon-theme-signature-is-unknown-trust
The following is the only answer who worked for me:
sudo pacman -Scc <-- reply with explicit y to the first question sudo pacman -Syy sudo pacman -S haveged sudo haveged -w 1024 sudo pacman-key --init sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux antergos sudo pkill haveged sudo pacman -S archlinux-keyring antergos-keyring sudo pacman -Syu
The post author warn that it is to use at our own risks.
Maybe one of the other answer will also work for you.
…or maybe this is the valid solution. Ran into this issue this morning and until a few minutes ago could not resolve the problem. Fantastic post!
Had issue with updating the keyring from the Antergos Update Manager due to errors reporting unknown trust level. After trying a few other “solutions” managed to elevate trust level to marginal but still no go. @xeetzer’s solution took care of the issue and the antergos-keyring update notification has now vanished. I am raised on security and messing around with incremental elevations in trust kind of alarm me, but this solution clears out the garbage and refreshes everything in a clear manner, definitely a keeper.
Attempted a total of four different “solutions” with this (@xeetzer’s) being the only that worked.
…and if you (@just) are the original author of the process many thanks to you!!!