Colour me similarly impressed too. I know it’s become kind of a right of passage for new Linux users to start with Ubuntu or one of its derivatives (Mint, Elementary) first, but Antergos runs so well out of the box I feel like it could potentially be a great starting place for Linux newbies (maybe keep them away from the AUR for the first few months, but that’s it). Of course, then they won’t appreciate it as much as if they came from the likes of Ubuntu, though. :P
Decided to try out Antergos yesterday on my old desktop, and after much pain trying to get GNOME to work with propriety nvidia drivers, I simply gave up and used xfce instead, which works like a charm. Finally kinda satisfied with the setup:
[With some windows:]
I’ve only used Ubuntu and Mint before this, but setting my first Arch desktop up with Antergos wasn’t a hassle at all. Awesome work by the devs!
Apologies for necro-ing an old post, but the latest comments were fairly recent, and this thread was the top hit when I searched for ‘lightdm lag’.
I installed Antergos (with XFCE) on my fairly old desktop yesterday, which has an nvidia 7100/630i. (Absolutely loving it so far!) Lightdm was awfully laggy, though. This thread offered a potential solution: switch the theme.
Hi. I am having this same problem. I was able to solve it by changing the greeter theme of lightdm. To do this follow the steps below:
Open the lightdm configuration file with your favorite text editor, for example vim:
sudo vim /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Change the line “greeter-session=lightdm-webkit2-greeter” to “greeter-session=lightdm-pantheon-greeter”. This lightdm theme has very good performance on my pc.
pantheon-greeter isn’t very well maintained anymore, so I tried another theme: Litarvan.
yaourt -S lightdm-webkit-theme-litarvan
And then made the necessary change in lightdm.conf.
Looks great and is buttery smooth!