Yeah! Going GDM seems to be the only option for now. I could not stand using my Ubuntu for long…so, I installed GDM and I am back to my beloved distr;o!
Just run these commands from console
How do I get into console? I am not able to login.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Thanks for the quick fix. The keyring package is now in the repositories. On my desktop I did intuitively the right thing using pamac. I updated the keyring first. After that I updated the other packages. On my laptop I have only Pacman-XG.
- simply updating everything failed due to the package ttf-google-fonts
- installing pamac failed due to the missing keyring
- in the package list the new keyring was not listed
- finally I removed ttf-google-fonts temporarily, After that I was able to conduct the other updates including antergos-keyring. After that I reinstalled ttf-google-fonts.
I am beginning to understand, why pamac is included in fresh Antergos installations
So my question is, how are you using your installation, gaming - multimedia - browsing - work or something else? How old is your installation, key feature is system stability (if one can identify Arch as a stable OS). Finally have you encountered unsolved (major) problems post installation?
I am using all of them: gaming (chess), multimedia (watching videos), browsing of course, and also some work-related stuff (the statistic program R). I am having Antergos installed on three computers, all of them roughly since a year. Very stable, no problems.
Do you have full administration rights on the computer of your company? Performing the updates in Debian-based systems is generally like in Windows. It’s sometimes a bit different in Antergos. I remembered three tiny hiccups with updates:
- There was something with Java. I quickly found the workaround described on the Arch page (it was described in this forum too).
- There was something with keyrings.
- A few weeks ago there was a unsolved dependency with the Media-Player of mate.
In the first two case there were workarounds described on different websites (Arch or this forum). I typed some commands into the terminal, and after that I was able to perform the updates. In the third case I simply uninstalled the Media-Player of mate and that did the job. Recently I got a fresh MATE version with a fresh media player, although I am not really needing it, because usually I am using VLC.
No big deal, but you should be aware of this.
Every burning application has an option “burn ISO to DVD”. This will hardly be a hurdle.
But many modern computers are small laptops or mini PCs. At home I have four computers, only one of them has an optical drive. On the other three computers (an 11.6’’ laptop, an EEEBox and a Zotac ZBox) a live USB is mandatory in order to install an OS.
Which is better, installing arch from evo installer or give a try to antergos ?
Installing Antergos is easy, the process is similar like for instance Mint or Ubuntu. You can choose your preferred desktop during the installation process. Personally I prefer MATE. I did not have any serious problems with Antergos on three computers for one year.
Two weeks ago I got a fourth computer, an EEEBox EB1012 (Intel Atom 330, 3 GB RAM). A perfect device in order to test some distros.
Out of curiosity I gave the Evo/Lution Arch installer a try. Probably the installation can be classified as easy compared to the conventional Arch installation but definitely not easy for a Linux beginner. Even installing Debian is a piece of cake compared to the installation routine of Evo/Lution. I made my way through it and rebooted expecting the best, but Grub started and then the screen froze without any message.
I had no problem installing several distros (Antergos Openbox, Debian MATE, Mageia XfcE, Linux Mint Debian Mate and Ubuntu Mate). Currently I am running Fedora 22 MATE on the EEEBox.
as a workaround for repairing mintmenu functionality, i didn’t find a better solution than temporarily downgrade the python2 package from the latest 2.7.10-1 back to 2.7.9-1
Thanks for sharing this workaround. I am reluctant to conduct such a downgrade. Of course it repairs the mintmenu. But I guess, that sooner or later there will be other functionalities or applications, which are requiring the latest python package.
Temporarily living without the mintmenu is just a tiny inconvenience.
By the way tomorrow there was an update of the mintmenu, but after a reboot I still get the same error message.