I was able to install the grub-customizer vial the installer, and change the boot order. Now it’s showing, and I can boot from both kernels. I must say that Antergos has done a great job creating an installer that a new user can use without knowing a bunch of command line.
Yes, the problem was the graphic driver, so I reinstalled it with the LTS kernel “checked”, and it installed with no problem. So it is already installed, and you don’t need to reinstall it, as you suggest it. How ever, for extra safety I like to install the LTS kernel on my regular computer as a precautionary measure, because of my hard drive being encrypted. If I ever run into a newly stalled kernel panic, I would never be able to even get to the login screen or anything else.
How can I installed the LTS kernel as a backup on my existing computer? Also if that ever happens, how do I make the system to boot from the LTS kernel without going to the advanced option - clicking on the LTS kernel every time you reboot the computer?
There is a fallback option when you click on the advanced option, but it doesn’t do anything. It just boots to the installed kernel, so I’m not sure what’s the purpose of the fallback option?
I’m trying to install the “antergos-19.3-x86_64.iso” on a new hard drive. I get the following error when I click the “advance button option”, and chose the Kernel (LTS) version, Graphical drivers (proprietary).
Antergos Installer Error, Cannot find these packages:
lib32-catalyst-utils, catalyst-hook, lib32-opencl-catalyst, lib32-catalyst-libgl, catalyst-utils, catalyst-libgl’: add_fatal in /usr/share/cnchi/src/misc/events.py:83
How ever, it will install, if I don’t click the advanced option. So I’m wondering if the problem is the LTS kernel, or the graphical driver? I like the LTS kernel for more stability, and be able to convert back if you have problem with a new kernel, especially if your hard driver is encrypted like mine. So any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
I’ve been a KDE user for more than decade. I have used all major KDE distributions in the past. KDE neon for the most part. I tried Antergos KDE in December of last year, and was quite impressed with the way it works. Fast boot up even with an encrypted hard drive, Compatibility with most GUPs, rolling release, great package manager that anyone can use, just to name a few, latest packages, and now Antergos KDE has become my main favorite OS!
Here are my suggestions:
When you install Angergos KDE, the default GNOME/GTK Application Style should be “Breeze”
GTK2 Theme: Breeze
GTK3 Theme: Breeze
Font: Noto Sans 10
Show icons in GTK buttons > checked
Show icons in GTK menus > checked
Cursor theme: Breeze
Icon theme: Breeze
The reason is when I installed Antergos KDE originally for the first time, I noticed that Thunderbird mail fonts are huge, and it just doesn’t look right, and I couldn’t figure out why it was displaying so big. So I posted this issue on the forum, and “joekamprad” came to my rescue, and those setting were indeed the problem. I changed it, and it was fixed after a reboot.
Package Manager - When the system default is set on Adwaita, you can hardly see what’s already installed, and not much differentiation between installed and not installed. You don’t have that issue with a Breeze Theme. The installed programs has nice green check mark that you can see them clearly.
Even though I feel these suggestions are very minor, but it will make a better impression and experience for a new KDE user. I feel Antergos KDE is top notch, and has a lot of room to grow in the KDE world!
Another issue I had was installing my network printer. I didn’t have full root access, and was getting an error. Never had that problem with KDE neon. So I searched and still couldn’t figure out why I was getting the error. So I started experimenting different stuff. I installed LXQT-admin and checked the box for accessing root, and that worked like a charm. I checked all the boxes including vboxuser for virtual box, and the printer works great now. So the main user should have full root access by default.
Last but not lease, add “libimobiledevice6” for accessing iphone 6 instead of “libimobiledevice”.
libimobiledevice is installed by default but is not able to open photos on an iphone 6.
And…these were my suggestions.
I’ve been a KDE user for more than 10 years now. I have tried just about every distro out there, including Manjaro, and have been, and still using KDE neon for the past 4 years. I tired Antergos KDE in December of 2018, on one my desktops, and a second desktop. Now it has become my main OS. I’m not too technical, but know enough to get around. It took me a little to learn how this works, and very impressed that any non technical user can just about do anything without knowing the command line and etc. Convert back to the previous package should a problem arises, which it did for me on two occasions, but was able to fix it with the help of the community. I’m also going to contribute and encourage every one else to do the same. Antergos is a very nice, fast, reliable OS, and I hope it grows fast and hit the top 5 spot.
I found the problem as I was updating my second identical computer. The culprit is the “XF86-Video-ATI - 1:19.0.0” update from the previous version of XF86-Video-ATI - 1:18.1.0-1.
I paid attention when I was updating my second identical computer, and I saw an update for ATI driver, so I guessed that might be the issue, and sure enough that was the issue. I down graded to XF86-Video-ATI - 1:18.1.0-1, and everything works just fine. I suppose there is a bug on the new version!
I just did an update, and after a reboot my system tray is totally messed up
Any ideas how to fix this?
Host: GIGA Kernel: 5.0.0-arch1-1-ARCH x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.15.2 Distro: Antergos Linux
Device-1: AMD Caicos PRO [Radeon HD 7450] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: radeon v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: radeon FAILED: ati
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
I’ve been using KDE neon for many years now. I tested Antergos KDE back in December of 2018 on two of my desktops, and I’ve been using it ever since. I ran into a few issues here and there, but with the help of the friendly community it was resolved quickly. I must say that it has the best KDE experience I’ve ever had so far, and it is going to be my main OS at home and work. My hard drives are encrypted by the default installation, and unlike KDE neon, it boots instantly. KDE neon or Kubuntu takes at least 35 seconds just to get into the login screen to enter the encryption key. Antergos is fast at start up, and shuts off immediately. Great job! I have used Manjaro KDE, Kubuntu, Mint, Fedora, and many more in the past, but nothing had come close to Antergos KDE. The only problem or critic I have is the "Forum login” issue that I’ve had ever since I started. It took me months and several different user names to finally be able to login to the forum. I hope the developers fix what ever the issue is soon. Besides that I want to thank all devs for such a nice powerful product.
Either revert back to the previous version as @Xler8 explained or install Libreoffice Still as ringo 32 suggested.