Thank you, Mr. Kamprad, your help is much appreciated! I followed your instructions and now have the LTS kernel to use as a backup. I did find that the Bumblebeed daemon was functioning, and that what I needed to do was simply append the *.desktop entry for the programs I wish to use the nVidia graphics driver with “optirun” before the exe file. Example gratis:
Comment=Your Comment Here
Now, the nVidia graphics card turns on and is visible in my top bar. Again, my sincere thanks to Joe Kamprad :) I will mark this issue as CLOSED.
Hello, I have an Acer V3-771g Optimus Laptop with GeForce GT730M & Intel HD4000 graphics. I have followed Mr. Joe Kamprad’s Wiki on installing the nVidia drivers using the -b switch. Everything seems to be installed, both glxgears & glxspheres64 runs with good frame rates. However, I want to run the nVidia graphics driver exclusively and cannot seem to get GPU switching to work, I have read page after page of text without finding a solution. Thank you in advance for what help you can give me.
Plus whatever files were installed as dependencies.
Ok, here goes… Download the current Antergos ISO image and burn to a DVD to boot your system from. Make sure you can boot from the DVD. Then, disconnect any internal/external HDD. You will use ONLY the DVD drive and USB stick.
Once the DVD has booted into Antergos, connect to your wifi or LAN to access the Internet. Close cnchi, you will come back to it later. Open Firefox to to the following page, since Antergos is Arch with some added flavor. Read it carefully to make sure you understand the principles.
Insert the USB stick into the pc. Make sure it is NOT mounted.
Open a command prompt (Terminal), by typing:
Then to be able to issue commands as root, type:
su (password will be blank, so just hit ENTER at the password prompt.)
To see the drive assignments, type:
lsblk (The first letter is a lower-case L.)
You should see drive letters such as sda, sdb, sdc, etc. with a capacity next to them such as 7.8GB, 500GB, etc. Write down the drive associated with your USB stick. it may be similar to “sdb 15.6GB” if your stick is a 16GB unit. In the given examples, use the correct letter for YOUR stick in place of X. Example… sdX for you might be sdb. Be VERY careful, you do not want to format the wrong drive.
If the lsblk command shows multiple partitions on the USB stick such as sdX1, sdX2, etc., use the umount /sdXx command to unmount the drive. Leave it plugged in.
To make the stick usable, it needs to be cleaned and formatted properly. Make sure ANY needed data is backed up FIRST. To clean the stick, type at the command prompt (as su):
wipefs -a /dev/sdX
Then to install a partition to the USB stick:
fdisk /dev/sdX (Simply use the defaults to make 1 primary partition. No swap partition or EFI partition.)
Once the partition is in place, it needs to be formatted. Use the following command (again, as su.)
mkfs.ext4 -O “^has_journal” /dev/sdX (this disables journaling)
For persistence, type:
e2label /dev/sdX1 Antergos
In the second command “Antergos” can be replaced with any name e.g., “flash” “myOS”, etc.
You can close the terminal now and start “cnchi” from the menu and the install should proceed as normal. Do NOT select “Erase drive and install Antergos” option. Simply select manual formatting and choose your pre-formatted USB stick as the target drive. At the option, select to boot from GRUB, not systemd. I believe cnchi uses the UUID method in the fstab, so everything should be ok. When finished, test boot the stick, if ok, re-attach your internal/external drives.
Hopefully this is understandable and easy to follow.
Hit back with any issues. Cheers!
Does the OP mean to 1) produce an Antergos installation USB stick, to be used for installing Antergos onto a pc, or 2) to install and run Antergos from a USB stick, making a portable bootable operating system?
Both are easy to do, we just need to know what the intention is of the OP.
I have the exact same error. I’m running the Gnome desktop, so don’t think it is a KDE issue. More likely an error in the TrueType font. This error has happened the previous two attempts to install. Hopefully, upstream already is aware of the issue and will push out a fix.