Maybe if this is covered already in Antegros Wiki, I can’t access it most of the time, the server is busy. My questions:
1. What is the name of file manager in Antergos Gnome?
2. I don’t see any Help button in it, is it somewhere, maybe online? Where?
3. Are Music and Videos on the left removable somehow? Right click doesn’t provide Delete option.
4. I don’t see Preferences or Settings, as in other distros, that allow to set Compact View as user preference. Now I have to click on View as a List button each time.
5. How to open file (grub.cfg for example) to edit it as root or administrator? In other distros it’s right click, select “open as administrator”, but I see no this option here.
Thank you, I have to learn.
1. How uninstall works in PackmanXG?
If install is right click on package name, select “Install”, then click on “V” button at the top, then uninstall should be right click on package name, select “uninstall”, then click on button “V” again?
I didn’t try to uninstall anything, this is why I’m asking. At least in Mint some packages are tied to the OS and removing them (Talking Cow for example) may affect how the system works, prefer not to risk that. When doing uninstall in Mint, before uninstall you can see all packages that are going to be removed, and packages containing mint-codecs (or something like that) better not to touch, otherwise full clean install may be necessary.
How this works in PacmanXG, does it show what will be unisntalled before uninstall?
Sorry to bother you again, for some reason the Calligra-Krita I installed has giant buttons, covering interface, as for smartphones, on large desktop this looks ridiculous, maybe I’ll have to uninsatll it and try manual install. I’ll have to remove all calligra packages that were installed.
I was very pleased with possibility to add Start Button with categorized menu of applications (Tweaks > Extensions > Make Applications Menu). Only right click on application there (to add it to Favorites) starts application, the same what left click does.
Is there any way to make right click work as a right click, not left?
Hi, I’m new to Antegros and Gnome, so please bear with me.
1. Some common Linux distributions have fine mouse contol settings, allowing to increase unwanted drag threshold to, say, 20-25 px to avoid unintentional drag-and-drop problem.
2. Same distributions have fine tuning of Windows behaviour:
- Snap to edge of screen (on-off), this opens each window at the left top corner.
- Or open windows in the center of screen.
- Clicking on window title bar maximizes window (on-off options).
I couldn’t find them in Antegros with Gnome, are they available at all?
I’m trying to solve unwanted drag and maximimize problem: every time Firefox starts in top left corner (my managment and reference area), I have to drag it to the right by title bar. This frequently maximizes window.
I would like very much to stop maximizing without explicit use of “Maximize” buttom in top right coner of every window. Mmmm, now I noticed that Firefox doesn’t have Maximize and Minimize buttons, only Close (x)… Is this normal?
It’s me again. Thank all who helped me with the same problem for Firefox, now the same happens with another package: “calligra-krita”. At the bottom of PackmanXG’s window it shows: “error: package ‘calligra-krita’ not found”. Mirrors are already synchronized.
Can you help with information 1) how install it, and 2) how uninstall it, just in case?
I, likely, will be doing Krita installation as described here: [url:1muvvxts]http://www.davidrevoy.com/article193/guide-building-krita-on-linux-for-cats[/url:1muvvxts], so, if auto-install through software manager fails, all calligra packages have to be removed before manual install.
And another thing:for manual install of Krita all its dependencies have to be installed: >Arch Linux & Manjaro
All the dependencies used for building Calligra can be installed by running:
sudo pacman -Sy automoc4 git cmake make kdepimlibs eigen freetds kdegraphics-okular libgsf libwpd libwpg libwps pstoedit glew gsl cmake automoc4 boost libkdcraw libpqxx fftw lcms2 vc
( Note : Manual installation of some packages may be needed, since the package manager (pacman) may miss certain packages during installation. Use pacman -S <package_name> to install missing package.)
What should I do, type in terminal: “sudo packman -Sy automot4”, “sudo packman -Sy git” and so on for each package? Sorry about this silly question, I’m new to this, but willing to learn.
Hello, I’m complete newbie to Antegros and after successful installation (default Gnome desktop) can’t do even basic operations: install Firefox and Krita.
At start, PackmanGX main screen shows errors for yaourt, /etc/yaourtrc and repackman (this last doesn’t matter, as was written in another post at this forum).
If enter in PackmanGX’s search “Firefox” or “Krita”, package name appears, with no details at the bottom, only “error: package … not found”, with no actions available (such as Install, pressing X doesn’t do anything).
I believe that Antegros installation was successful, checksum of the .iso was correct, with no visible errors during installation. Am I missing something obvious or PackmanGX is simply not working? Or should I reinstall with AUR repositories added (are they safe)?
I’m new to Antegros, but have already several years of experience with Puppy Linux and Linux Mint. Not actually a command line person, apart from occasional Oracle Java or Comodo installation.
It worked after restarting computer. Unfortunately, it installed 22 English dictionaries, with full disregard to system language, set during installation. Will have to delete them manually. If they will reinstall again after each of frequent Firefox updates, I’m in trouble.
For Linuxes it’s highly unusual not to have a problem-free spell-ckecker in major browsers ready to use.
Installing FF add-on is an option, do you know a safe one? They all are made by random people and you never know if it contains malware.
Thank you, it is good to know what can be done.
Check Spelling is not available on my right click (although available in all other OS I tried), only Add Dictionary. I was worrying about installing anything not from official repositories. I’ll try to install hunspell package, I guess that for English it should be “-en”.
OK, making this (see quote below) official and placing it as a first paragraph on Antergos homepage and in downloads would certainly help. I, for example, is one of people who are looking for smoothly working computer as a tool (“Mint experience”), not to re-learn everything and recall from memory in order to adapt to OS. MS with Windows changes does already enough in this direction, this is why a lot of people started using Linux variants in a first place.
Or, at least, replace on Antergos home page the phrase “Ready to use” by “Ready to use from command line and with extensive internet search of many functions” (no sarcasm or harsh tone, I’m at peace, just tryng to get my point of view through). Then I would turn away at once, just as from Arch, who state this openly.
My Personal Disclaimer for Antergos: (not official, of course)
Antergos is not really intended for everyone, especially those who have no intention of learning the “Arch Way”. Arch requires the user learn the ins and outs of everything, Antergos on the other hand makes it easier to get started BUT still you are making a commitment to Arch. This means that if someone is a GUI only user then Arch based system is not likely for them.
Antergos is for anyone to use…but it is for anyone who wants to commit to using a system like this…if someone wants the “Mint experience” then they are not going to find it with Arch as the base.
If this (quote above) is not an intended Antergos use, then what I, personally, would found useful in FAQ:
Disclaimer: these are not demands or requests of lazy bum who doesn’t want to do anything himself, rather thoughts of average user, who just has to get the job done efficiently, without toying around with the system in order to make it to perform basic functions.
Here they are (Gnome desktop):
Every OS is supposed to perform some basic functions and be in ready to use condition right after installation.
1. If Intel processor users need to add corrections to grub.cfg, it better be stated either in FAQ or in downloads, not only on forums, not everyone will go here.
2. If Software Manager (PacmanXG, naming it Software Manager would be more helpful, how on the earth I supposed to know that this is software manager AND updater) doesn’t have any Help or text menu (keyboard shortcuts are not helping), link in FAQ to how use it would be helpful, this:
Quote: “Using pacmanXG You should find the package, right-click on it, mark it as “install/update” and thet click on the button, that will execute command (“V” like sign on the upper bar). That should install …
PacmanXG sometimes don’t show package infos.” Source: [url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2399#p11378[/url:2spyjox7]. Same for how to do uninstall and where to see all dependencies that will be uninstalled before uninstall. In some systems even Talking Cow or Chromium are tied to basic desktop package, removing them damages desktop functionality.
3. Screen saver, where is it? In Settings > Power, if this doesn’t work, do this:
Quote: " I think this is caused by lightdm being used for logging in. To enable screen blanking install gdm (Gnome display manager) and use that instead of lightdm. This also enables login without having to use your mouse:
sudo pacman -S gdm (or install using PacmanXG or Pamac)
sudo systemctl disable lightdm
sudo systemctl enable gdm
Reboot and you should be OK."
To install screen saver, [url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2406[/url:2spyjox7].
4. Where is Software Updater? In PacmanXG > Tasks > Synchronize Mirrors, Update
5. How to set default view (compact List) in file manager? Still unknown.
6. Windows do not have minimize-maximize buttons. What are advantages of this, how this functionality could be added, and how to avoid unwanted drag-maximize issue ([url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2404[/url:2spyjox7]).
7. Where is “Run as Administrator” functionality? ([url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2372&p=11396#p11401[/url:2spyjox7]).
8. Small appearance issues:
8.1. Is it possible to make icons smaller (too obtrusive and distracting)? These are not smaller, but look smaller: HiColor icons in Settings or Tweaks.
8.2. Is there a way to keep icon categorized (faster finding)? Tweaks > Extensions > Make Applications Menu.
What I couldn’t find (and looks like nobody knows) why right click on menu items works as left click, starting program instead of providing option to add it to desktop or panel. ([url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2405[/url:2spyjox7]).
8.3. If tabbed gedit interface affects your productivity (or makes your skin crawl), try to instal Leafpad, no surprises here.
8.4. Spell check is not available in FIrefox, unlike in almost any other OS. To solve this problem, see ArchWiki article: [url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2431#p11483[/url:2spyjox7].
And so on.
Really, just trying to be helpful. This is not about catering to each particular user, this is about defining (and making it known at once) the spectrum of users who will be able to use this OS right after installation. Even informing people like me that they are not intended users (without extensive search for many issues), would help a lot by not wasting a time.
My set is very short:
Disable or uninstall anything related to mail client, chat, RSS, music and videos.
Firefox or Pale Moon,
Leafpad (I have difficulty to adapt to a tabbed interface of gedit)
TreePad for Linux, as alternative to NoteCase or Basket.
Tried to add specialised set of tools for drawing, can’t make it work properly in linux yet.
Does anyone have any suggestions for further FAQs to add?[/quote:z38dph2b]
To make Antergos more popular, comparable with Mint, it would be extremely useful to add a page with Help information for us, button pushers (or die-hard GUI users), even if they are strings of terminal commands to achieve certain result.
Asking at forums helps, but nothing compares with having access to help in one place, on one page. This would be much faster way to tune up otherwise nice OS.
First step is already done: Antergos as GUI version of Arch Linux (apologies for over-simplification), the next logical step would be provide information where all usual functions are hidden and how to bring them to life.
Just a thought.
Can’t say what Kernel used, can’t find Antergos substitute for Device Manager, but download file says Antergos 2014.08.07.
OS, obviousy, Antergos.
Gnome 3.14.1 desktop environment.
Base system 64-bit.
Custom buit PC with hot swap HDD rack (nice toy!)
Processor: Pentioum Dual-Core CPU [email protected] x 2
Memory: 8 GiB
Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV710
Monitor: Flatron W2442PA, wide-screen LCD, resolution 1920x1080
HDD with Antergos OS: 622 GB
Other hard drives with:
- Linux Mint XFCE (main),
- no OS back-up,
- yesterday bought and installed Windows 8.1 to work with Spyder4Pro monitor calibration device. Couldn’t make it work under Linux, failure to import manufacturer’s device profile in dispCalGUI for ArgyllCMS. Krita and Wacom IntuitPro work well in Windows.
All works well.
Hi, I think this is caused by lightdm being used for logging in. To enable screen blanking install gdm (Gnome display manager) and use that instead of lightdm. This also enables login without having to use your mouse:
sudo pacman -S gdm (or install using PacmanXG or Pamac)
sudo systemctl disable lightdm
sudo systemctl enable gdm
Reboot and you should be OK.
Any problems, you can change back to lightdm:
sudo systemctl disable gdm
sudo systemctl enable lightdm[/quote:10p92h9e]
This worked beautifully, only moving mouse is not enough to activate screen again, had to use keyboard - just as you said. Not a problem, each variation of OS requires changing habits.
Thank you, everybody!
Can you aslo help with few my other questions in Gnome sub-forum, please?
Thank you. A little more help needed, if you don’y mind:
3. Removing Videos and Music from Favorites: yes, I meant is it possible to right click and remove the from Favorites.
4. Entering Preferences or Setting in desktop search field results showing general Settings and Tweaks, not settings, specific to file manager. I’m trying to make “List View” default.