AFIDK but the latest update to the kernel has broken my system.
So for now I am bowing out of Antergos and going back to debian based Linux.
It brought my system to death just sits at a flashing cursor on bootup.
When I had it working, I was able to see during boot process for the error that kernel could not load modules.
and a whole host spills out of messages during boot.
What results now is that it fails to mount certain needed ntfs shared partiton, and a lot of applications act like they had never been run etc.
Sadly after playing around more, it came to the point where it would no longer boot into Xwindows, so I am giving up on ARCH based linux for now until the smoke clears, and the LTS becomes LTS after April.
What happens if you just save the entire web page? If you do then all of the images end up in a folder within that saved web page folder. I would of course put the saved page(s) into a separate folder.
Then you can just go and seek out the folder and cut and paste them to where you want them to go.
Just a thought.
Getting random wallpaper to keep its settings sometimes fails. I find after kernel updates a lot of apps seem to lose settings. Mainly ones that are tied to defaults and so forth.
I’ve also always wondered why the random desktop wallpaper folder is read only and in some obscure location. You can change it at any time, but they really should have chosen the home/Picture folder instead.
Hectors instruction list works great, but if any modules are added then you have to recompile the kernel by going thru the nano editing of the virtualbox.conf file and checking that all the module names that it showed are in there.
It looks like you have to manually edit that file to include all of the module names, and then it will recompile the kernel and redo all of the modules to get things working.
If you display the terminal you should see it clean the build area, and recompile all the modules for virtualbox
and then dkms will autoinstall at that point.
This to me is a problem that should be addressed when the updates come along.
Once you have the initial part done then PKGBUILD should contain whatever steps are needed to update it.
The more you look at these problems the more you begin to understand how things work in Linux period.
So like the rest of the world, I am hoping that Package Manager will someday allow automated processing of .DEB files so that we don’t need to rely on everyone trying to figure it out.
The VirtualBox engine goes out and checks oracles site for updates, However they do not offer updates for ARCH linux for you to download. So you are best to get them via the updater or software manager or Pacman or whatever you use to obtain software. It seems to boil down to ARCH and Antergos and other ARCH based Linux, do not have package builds that you can download via your web browser. Its more that they are written for other types of linux that accept .deb and .rpm generic formats.
Now please dont smack down, but I agree that they need to encourage ARCH based linux to have things maintained, to keep up with the rest of the world.
I understand that keeping up with the world of software, is a task that is nearly impossible.
CNCHI is actually very good to allow you to choose which drive to install the “BootLoader” into. So with Dual Boot you just add it to the Windows drive, which usually is the sda1 (first bootable drive) and then your Windows appears at the bottom when your doing the bootup, so you hit down arrow to boot Windows or to boot Antergos by default.
I would like to simply alter the text to says WINDOWS 7 instead of it saying Windows 7 Loader on sda1
Actually I prefer to call it WINDOZE 7 Due to the difference in speed!
All sounds good. There are a few Windows apps that do basically same thing.
ConvertXtoDVD and SoThink Movie Creator.
The first one offers a decent experience, with some settings tweaks needed. and the second one is good but puts watermarks in the video in the free version.
Devede does not. It seems to perform well, and easy to use. I havent even had time to play with it, but hoping it works and supports NAS share source, as I do not want to take time copying movie and video files to the local drive.
If you have a copy of Macrium Rweflect rescue CD you can repair the Windows MBR and such, with a quick utility within it. You can then boot the Live DVD of Antergos, and run the above commands to reinstall GRUB to the MBR. Remember that GRUB Bootloader needs to install to the primary MBR which is asks you when CHCHI is run doing the initial install to a hard drive. This is almost always sda1 but can be anything you want it to be.
GRUB itself over writes the MBR of the primary drive, but directs itself to the Antergos drive which is where you get to choose what to boot from the menu. If you choose Windows then it redirects to boot to the Windows drive.
If you want Linux and Windows to remain seperated, and you say have Windows booting on the sda1 drive and Antergos booting on the sda2 drive you can specify this when installing CNCHI allows you to pick it.
Then you can download and install EasyBCD into windows, picking Linux and GRUB2 and choosing the drive you installed Antergos into. You can also with EasyBCD choose which OS to default to. Set a timer etc.
Again I happen to use Macrium, so if your Linux drive should die, you can still get back to windows by booting the rescue CD and doing a Boot Repair to your Windows drive, and at least salvage windows OS rather than be left at a GRUB command prompt.
There are then just many ways to fix boot issues.
Install ntpd either from pacman or the Add remove software.
I.E. in terminal pacman -U ntpd or search for and install from the Add Remove GUI.
Then in Autostart, (Session and Startup) add a new entry and in the command line put
It will then go to the internet and set your clock.
Antergos does not seem to get the timezone UTC offset.
I trust internet time, and this seems to take care of it easily.
You can also just run this in terminal, but I just set it to that autostart as it is normally online on my desktop.
If your in a WiFi world you can create a desktop launcher to do the same, or put a sleep 30 ntpd -gg
instead to allow time for WiFi to make the connection.
Now if your running Windows 7 or later, it has already got automatic internet time setting, but I find you have to change the reference to nist.gov as the default one always seems to fail.
I was going nuts to get Antergos to display the correct time.
I am hoping a time setting gadget will get added to the system settings panel someday. Until then this is a workaround.
I dont even use LightDM since I use Xscreensaver.
Together they conflict with each other.
I just turn off display blanking in Power managerment of the Settings Window.
I dont prefer to lock either so I turned that slider off in there as well.
In Xscreensaver (under Screensaver in Settings) if you go under Advanced, it has a screen blanking, with 3 levels of settings, that you can check the box to enable and adjust the timings in there. I prefer that.
I have discovered SOME applications such as VLC and Chromium/Chrome when left open often prevent the display to turn off, so that you don’t end up having to wiggle mouse or hit a key to wake it up when for example your playing a movie or watching an online video.
Me I am stilol just trying to figure out how to change the TEXT line for the entries, and also would like to make them much larger and bold or even a nice fancy Old English Fonts or something. Just would like to be able to Jazz it up. I realize however it only sits there for 5 seconds.
Another cool thing would be to hide the text with a nice Plymouth type screen but again for the amount of time you have to even see Xwindows coming up to the working system, is probably not worth bothering with. I know in the theme settings you can pop in Balou or Simple as Xwindows boot choices. I happen to use XFCE so I suppose those choices are limited.
I use Display under the settings menu, in the drop down it should offer choices, down to at least 800X600. I have not seen options to change the refresh rate however.
If you have such as Nvidia card, with propritary drivers, then it is in the Nvidia Control Panel instead. The Noveau free drivers, do just use the Display icon.
Antergos does install the propriatery driver as part of the CNCHI installation, has a slider switch which is a plus since factory drivers offer 2D and 3D acceleration modes. Even cooler is like Windows that you can have dual displays with your choice of resolution, and whether or not to mirror or stretch the displays and to swap them around as desired.
Another cool thing as that you can have seperate wallpaper on each display, and it also changes the wallpaper at random again on each display.
Yes it is best to contact the maintainer of DVDStyler to get them to update the package etc.
Kinda looking like ffmpeg I would remove and reinstall to see if that fixed it.
What are others using, I have not even looked at DVDStyler, is it like Devede which creates DVD disks to play in a conventional player using video files as the source?
I know that one works, and is what I use, it processes very fast.
Yes this works fully, and makes this entire project COMPLETEL:Y SOLVED.
I am printing out your guide as it is fully up to date, and complete in how to install Oracle Virtualbox 100 percent correctly and working in ARCH and probably a number of other Linux distros as well.
And even updates now function properly.
Oracle and Antergos have not yet fully caught up with each other on the releases, but you can just click cancel if asked within, as the updates are coming thru the built in software updater.
Now I am off to figure out Lightworks. and then everything in my world will complete.
There remains to be written a simple GUI based application that will take any DEB Linux or even RPM linux application that will simply allow you to download and install them. I know that is asking a lot but if they pull that one off, then ARCH based linux will likely become what everyone wants.
Or in my case Antergos, because it has the ultimate installer.
Then once Linux has a VSS engine to perform backups without leaving the running OS life is going to be utopia.
Hi I did the instructions here, and it fixed almost everything, the secret of course that it rebuilds the kernel AND
put in all of the modules.
One problem remains and probably can be fixed by the editing of the virtualbox.conf file.
Mainly cause you say to edit it, with nano and so I did this but it is actually empty.
So what lines should be in this virtualbox.conf file? What is its structure?
I tried putting the lines from your manual into it, but I really do not know if this is correct or not.
Could you email me a sample of yours? IU can change to suit my needs?
Post a sample of what should be in this file?
I still get the error message saying to run
sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup
When I do then it will launch my VirtualBox, and all is well until I reboot and then it pops back up.
For now I created a launcher on my desktop but thats a pain and should not be necsessary
All the other instructions however work perfectly. I also will NOT or try to avoid updates although 9 new ones just came up.
If I do yaourt pamac and choose option 1 only then it seems to have fixed it. I think option 2 needs to be removed. At least now from Panel you can choose Update and it comes up right now with system up to date, and close button only. Option 2 is broken and needs to be removed.
Option 1 removes the bad one and reinstalls the good one.
I further am making NO claims that I fied anything
There is no downgrade program.
none exists, so I cannot downgrade unless you show how to get downgrade.
I tried to remove pamac which closes itself, then yaourt pamac which worked to bring it back.
The pamac -Syu works fine from terminal, but the GUI still hangs on an empty busy cursor and does not work as it should or used to.
It happened today, and I just ran the command line
sudo pacman -Syu
Answered Y to the prompt and all is fixed. I did not see any further problems.
Suspect something got glitched in gathering up repository data.
But if it worked form the command line, and now the panel indicator tells me it is up to date.
I will go no further, until future problems crop up.