@notzippy Thanks for the insight!
I’ve been meaning to try a trackball. As an ex Apple user I was spoiled by the superb trackpads on their laptops for many years. Maybe now is the time.
I do agree with your browser comment. I used to be a die hard Firefox and Mozilla supporter, but since switching to Chrome / Chromium I just can’t go back.
Vivaldi does sound good though - I love that it’s built using web tech like Gnome 3.
Enjoy your setup :)
@notzippy I’m a coder so I usually have my hands on the keyboard rather than the mouse. I have to remember lots of keyboard shortcuts for my IDE, so my brain and muscle memory are much quicker at that than clicking stuff. Gnome3 supports keyboard control beautifully. It’s almost completely invisible (apart from the top status bar which I find super useful with it’s notifications, time, network status etc.) until I want it. I even remove the dock. I used Alfred heavily on Mac before I made the switch to Linux, so the Super-key then type what you want workflow is very familiar and productive for me. I also love the keyboard shortcuts for window management (super+arrow-keys to move windows around). Little touches like the way you can resize both windows simultaneously when you have two arranged left and right are awesome.
I personally found KDE to be too, um, present. It seemed to me to be all about the widgets, with complicated menus all over the place. I don’t access my settings often, and when I do I prefer to do so via a few key strokes that open a dedicated dialog. I also found it a little old looking despite trying a couple of popular themes. I understand it’s crazy customisable though, so I’m sure it can look beautiful with a little effort.
That said, I love that Linux gives us this breadth of choice and I can totally see why many people love KDE. I have to say I find the amount of public hate for Gnome3 a bit surprising though. I understand it was released a bit too soon and alienated people in the early days, but I feel like it’s maybe become trendy in the community to hate on it? I’ve also heard people complaining about performance issues, but I’m running it on a fully loaded XPS 15 with 32Gb of RAM so I find it incredibly responsive.
What are your reasons for loving KDE?
I ended up trying kde on my Ubuntu install last night and hated it, but I really appreciate your help and I’m sure others coming upon this thread will too.
I’m getting progressively closer to making the switch to Antergos full time. I think the community alone makes it worth giving up some of the out-of-the-box convenience of Ubuntu :)
@sum1 antergos-kde-setup is still at 1.0-3 and I’m also getting the following error:
warning: cannot resolve "kdenetwork-kopete", a dependency of "antergos-kde-setup" warning: cannot resolve "kdeutils-sweeper", a dependency of "antergos-kde-setup" :: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies: antergos-kde-setup :: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N]
Is there a timeline for when the fixed version will be released I can find somewhere?
@Palanthis effing finally got it working! with the 1080 too jeesuuuus!! had to roll back the kernel to 4.9.65-1-lts and had to use nvidia drivers from their site ver384.98
now to find a way to auto boot grub into the lts kernel and ill be set
thanks for all your help
It sounds like this is my problem too! I’ve been struggling with this for a while.
I’m going to give it a go now.
Still no success up until now :( The script reinstalls nvidia-utils (387 obviously) and my system won’t boot. I’ve tried changing the script to install the latest 384 from the ALA but that also isn’t working - perhaps I need an earlier minor version. I’m going to start again with a fresh install from your nvidia installer, check the exact Nvidia version used by that and start from there. Hopefully I’ll get time tonight. If and when I get this working I’ll write a guide for other XPS 15 users.
As far as i understan it needs some setup to get intel><nvidia PRIME working, but there is a package now…
Thanks! I’ll check that out and report back :)
Thanks for helping @joekamprad !
you want to say
pacman -S nvidiaas option -Ss is a search term ;)
But yeah - I did successfully install it.
and welcome wholeheartedly to Antergos community! Feel free to say hello to all the nice fellas here:
Thanks! And done :)
To downgrade nvidia you need to have also the buildtime kernel to downgraded! and this will caus a lot of packages to downgrade too…
Really? The packages I got seemed to install fine. nividia-settings ran fine too, although it was missing the Prime options for switching between the cards (and also missing nvidia-select and nvidia-switch - are they part of a different package?). I tried setting up my xorg.conf as per this guide, but it resulted in a black screen on reboot so I removed everything again: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA_Optimus#Using_nvidia
And if you are sure that the GTX 1050 nvidia chipset (is it what you have inside?) is not working with nvidia-387 ?
As i have another user with this card who can not get Antergos installed… … and yea the Nvidia-ISO 17.9 has the nvidia-384 !
Honestly, I’m not sure now. I’m starting to suspect it’s just the xorg.conf. I had 384 running fine on Ubuntu, but when I upgraded to 387 everything seemed OK until I switched to the Nvidia card and rebooted - black screen. So I booted to root shell, used nvidia-select to switch back to the Intel card, rebooted and downgraded to 384 again.
Your nvidia-17.9-2-x86_64.iso was the only one of the many I tried that let me into the Live environment to install, so thanks for that too!
There is also a wiki page on Archwiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_15_9560
I did look at that, but I was just looking for the same setup I have in Ubuntu (official Nvidia driver & Nvidia settings with the option to switch between Intel & GTX1050).
I’m going to take a look at my Ubuntu xorg.conf to see if I can spot anything.
Interestingly, once I’d installed the nvidia stuff, I’m pretty sure it booted a lot quicker, even though I still hadn’t enabled the Nvidia driver yet. Another side effect was that I lost access to some resolutions in my display settings (including 1920x1080 which was annoying). Removing the nvidia packages fixed that though, and I’m back to painfully long boots.
Greetings Antergos community!
I got pointed here by @joekamprad who is kindly helping me out getting my shiny new Antergos installation up and running in another thread.
My name is Jim, I’m English, and I live in Singapore.
I’m a web dev and I’ve been an Apple user for about 10 years since I quit Windows. I’ve been getting progressively more and more fed up with the perfumed walled garden though, and roughly once a year I’ve looked at making the jump to Linux. Well I finally managed it a few months back and I’ve been a happy Ubuntu (Gnome 17.04 and then 17.10) user ever since. I haven’t felt the need to switch on my MacBook for anything more than Safari testing.
After the surprisingly smooth but scary upgrade to 17.10 I’ve been feeling the allure of a rolling release distro, and after considerable research I’ve settled on Antergos. The initial installation was pretty painful due to Nvidia issues, but I managed to get up and running with Joe’s antergos-nvidia-17.9-2-x86_64.iso and I’m already getting help here ironing out a couple of small teething problems.
I’m glad to have a new place to hang out, and hopefully I won’t need to bug you all for help too often ;)