@archmuon you can recheck the Antergos Wiki for virtualbox install:
Thanks! I ended up checking virtualbox with my oroginal install (from steps in the Arch wiki) and I’m able to successfully install Antergos as a guest VM without any issues. One thing I noticed is that the Antergos wiki calls out this package:
When I installed though, I just did “sudo pacman -S virtualbox”
Is there any difference of relevance between the two?
check with: pacman -Qmq to see if you have some conflicting stuff installed.
Thanks, will check this and report back later today.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Actually my experience with GDM has not been good. I started on Antergos last year (with similar dual-boot setup on the same machine), but had to restart with a fresh install due to some corruption (not related to GDM).
But with GDM, there are always annoying quirks, like the power/suspend buttons disappear from the top right corner. This issue happened again immediately after I installed GDM following your suggestion. After searching through forums, I found a hack someone posted, to disable lightDM, re-enable GDM and then install the suspend button from GNOME shell extensions website. It works for now, and the system is acceptably stable :-)
In your estimate, which DE has the most active development and support going on? (reason to ask is the above GDM issues have been around for a few years and many forum topics have been created, but the issue still persists)
I realized there was a program shortcut in the applications window under “Oracle Virtualbox”, before I was looking only at the app icons starting with V, so I didn’t realize the program was already installed. I’m able to launch the GUI directly from app icon.
But I’d still like to check if the above errors are important when trying from the command line.
That was easy :), although a little counter intuitive to have lock screen settings under light locker not take effect, but turning screen lock on superseding this.
Looks like the display flickering is also gone with GDM installed. I will keep a watch on this problem, but seems it’s solved for now!
Thanks for the quick suggestions!
I’m trying to install virtual box on my antergos setup so I can try other DE’s and distros. I’m currently running GNOME desktop.
I followed the instructions here:
At the section that talks about the frontends, there is no information whether the frontend is already installed through the core package installation, or if it requires any further commands to install the frontend. Regardless, if I just type virtualbox at the terminal prompt and hit ENTER, I get the following error:
Qt WARNING: QStandardPaths: wrong ownership on runtime directory /run/user/1000, 1000 instead of 0
No protocol specified
Qt WARNING: QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display :0
Qt CRITICAL: Could not connect to any X display.
Please advise on how to fix this and launch the virtualbox GUI.
Ok, I installed gdm with your commands and I don’t observe the screen flashing anymore, however, when I resume from suspend (close the lid, open the lid), Antergos doesn’t go to the login screen, it logs in automatically. So, this is different behavior also.
(I know the computer did suspend because the laptop has a red LED on the outside which blinks slowly when it is suspended)
How can I force the login to be required after suspend/sleep-resume?
Lightlocker settings already has the “Lock on suspend” option enabled.
I changed some basic settings on the default terminal with Antergos-GNOME desktop. One was to hide the menubar by default. This is the first checkbox under ‘Preferences-General’ - “show menubar by default in new terminals”.
Next, in order to be able to access the menubar, I enabled the shortcut for it, and put in key combo ‘ALT+F’ (which if I remember was the default when this particular shortcut was disabled). So, I enabled the shortcut and gave it this key combo.
Now, the menubar doesn’t show when I hit this shortcut.
Any ideas how to fix this?
Please check if you can see the logs uploaded here:
Does the issue stops or you’ll get he flashes untill logout/relogin/reboot?
Yes, the flashing stops after a few (3~5) flashes and the screen is stable after that.
Not sure if there is an option to upload files anymore
Seems like I don’t have the privileges to upload files yet. Let me upload somewhere and provide the link soon.