Your link also shows the ‘cow_spacesize’ with the underscore ‘_’ so I’ll give the other parameter a shot as well as trying cowspacesize without the _ as well. I’ll let the rest of the forums know what I find out. Thanks, @robgriff444!
Alrighty, after testing both methods, cowspacesize without the underscore does not work. The ‘mount…’ command does! Happy testing everybody else!
Hello Antergos forums. I recently got a new laptop which is vastly superior to my old one, which I can now use to test and eventually install a better OS than I had before. I want to really try Antergos on the LiveUSB but it gives me fewer than 200MB of storage. 200MB is awfully small and I can’t really install anything more than basic packages and thus I can’t use Antergos’ LiveUSB for the same amount of testing as other OSes.
I tried using the Arch kernel parameter ‘cow_spacesize=XG’
but it did not work. Is there an equivalent for Antergos that I am unaware of? Is there another method to increase the amount of storage available on the LiveUSB? As I’m adding tags to this question I see that ‘cowspacesize’ without the underscore is something that others have used. Is that the way to increase the amount of storage available on the LiveUSB?
I really want to try out Antergos before deciding on which distro will become my primary os on this new laptop so any info you can pass on to me would be extremely helpful! Thanks a lot!
Do you have any suggestions for which Desktop Environment we should first install to make this go as smoothly as possible?
I’m guessing that Gnome is probably the way to go since they’re so similar in many aspects. But that same argument could probably easily be made for Mate and Cinnamon as well.
Any input you can share would be totally awesome!
Here’s how I ended up getting it to work.
Download the snapshot as above. Extract it. makepkg it.
This won’t do a god-damn thing: “sudo pacman -U package-query-git-*-.pkg.tar”
Try to do it a simpler way by running: “yaourt -S package-query”, which seems like it was going to work.
Then go back into the “/…/package-query-git” folder, Type: “makepkg -i”. It’ll ask you if you want to overwrite the non-git version. Answer Yes.
Voila, it works. Although I have no idea why…
Sometimes when I’m installing some directly from AUR using “yaourt foo”, I receive the following error message by BSDTAR as it tries to build the app:
“==> Retrieving sources…
-> Found foo.zip
==> Extracting sources…
==> Entering fakeroot environment…
==> Starting package()…
bsdtar: Error opening archive: Unrecognized archive format
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
The file-format that caused this specific error was, as you can see, a .zip archive.
(I can’t seem to figure out how to embed that in [code] tag in these forums, so I’m apologize if there’s a way to do that I just can’t seem to find.
Anyway, here’s what I’d like to know:
- Is there a way to give BSDTAR the ability to extract .zip files? How about others, .rar, 7z, etc?
- Is there a method to replace BSDTAR with something else that would be able to handle many more archive extensions?
Thanks a lot!
Hello! I hope this post finds you well and you’re having a nice holiday.
Recently the MenuBar of multiple apps has disappeared Recently the MenuBar of multiple apps has disappeared and I have no idea how this happened so I hope you’ll be able to help me out.
I’m using Cinnamon 2.8.6 and have already tried:
- metacity --replace
- mutter --replace
Here’s some example screenshots:
I can’t really tell what the common factor is between these example apps, but as you can see Gimp and Leafpad are affected; meanwhile, VLC and Konsole are not.
(I realize I’m using the Plasma Terminal along with the LXDE TextEditor inside Cinnamon, which will probably irritate some of you, but they’re just my preferred apps).
Does anyone have any idea about what happened and/or how I can get my MenuBars back? At this point I really don’t care how it happened, if there’s a way to get them back regardless of what caused it, I would really like to know. If you do happen to know the reason it would be helpful for me to understand so it doesn’t happen again.
I might have a possible cause for this; however its a longshot. But what the Hell. I tried installing different Top-Menu apps with yaourt but when I found none of them worked with Cinnamon I yaourt -R’d them.
Any advice/input you can share with me will be extremely helpful!
Thanks very much!
Hey there, I have 2 questions for you about the Gnome3 Dash. I’ve switched from using the extension Dash-to-Dock to using Plank altogether and want to use the dash as place where I store apps that I use frequently enough, but not enough to keep my new primary Plank dock.
For instance, I almost always use Chrome as my browser, but it cannot interface with Gnome Extensions, so I want to put Firefox in there for easy access. Additionally, I don’t use them very often, but I’d like to also easy access to my WPS Office, Pinta, Font Manager, Character Map, Tweak Tools & Settings. There’s others I want to put there, but you get the idea.
So here’re my questions:
The icons on the Dash are humongous. How can I change it so they’re not so astronomically large?
Since I’m using Plank, it shows that running applications even if they’re not pinned to it (or whatever it’s called when you keep the app in Plank). How can I change it that the Dash just functions as a launcher for these lesser used, but still important apps?
Thanks very much!
PS, I’ve posted this in the Newbie area, but if you think it would be better to post in the Gnome section, I’ll be happy to move it! Thanks again.
I’m hoping someone can help me find the location of the xscreensaver daemon so I can put that into my start-up apps instead of the stupid work-around I did with xscreensaver-demo, where it launches every time I login and then I have to click OK to start the daemon and then close the app window.
I have read and reread the entire xscreensaver website as well as the xscreensaver entry on the Arch Wiki and still cannot figure where the hell it is in / , /usr , /etc , /bin , and so forth. If it’s hidden somewhere in /home , I haven’t found it there either.
If anyone has some suggestions for me, I’d really love to hear them. Thanks a lot!