Being a newbie I figured I would need to go into the terminal to fix this.
xfce -> settings -> xfce power manager -> display -> maxed out all 3 settings to 60 min.
Now I can walk away - and come back to the screen I left.
I have installed Antergos xfce on an old Dell 64-bit.
I did that quite some time ago, but I’m still a newbie.
When I get up to take a piss or get a snack or just look out the window I come back to the Login screen again.
It has become a nuisance as I do one or the other of those things frequently.
I would greatly appreciate knowing how to:
a) extend the time before that happens?
b) be able to RE-login with a simple single key tap?
Thanks for the suggestion. I took a look at openbox and what it does, and it appeals to me -but- I think it’s a bit early in my Arch education for me to take a run at that. But later on - for sure.
My next little project is to get an Arch install on my R.PI 3B (alARM) to see if I can duplicate some of the Arch and Kodi services I have running on the old Dell Studio Hybrid.
If I have any problems with that you’ll probably find me asking questions on some other Arch forum.
I’m in - no question about that. And I think I’m only going to dig deeper as time goes on.
I do feel welcome here - and I’m not much of a joiner - as my 'handle" indicates.
Hey Joe, PROBLEM RESOLVED
I followed your last set of instructions to the letter, and that was what it took to get it handled.
Now, when I fire up the Hybrid, instead of loading directly into the xfce DE, I get a log-in page and a choice between loading into xfce or Kodi - AFTER I enter my password. Works for me.
I appreciate it that you spelled it out IN DETAIL for this “newbie” on the steep edge of the Linux learning curve.
I also appreciate it that you provided a bit of the underlying technical foundation to increase my understanding of how the different parts of the Arch Linux system fit/work together.
When I was doing my background searches on Arch Linux I came across an article on the Lifehacker site that said that the Arch Linux support community had a reputation for being the best around. My experience with you confirms that observation.
Thanks for the quick response. I am brand new to the Linux Universe, and this is my first time asking for assistance from a forum.
SO - I don’t think I gave you guys all of the necessary information.
(And I am about to give you more than you need.)
BACKSTORY - I have run more than a couple of dedicated Kodi installs (OpenELEC, OSMC, LibreELEC) on R.Pi 2B and now on 3B (got more than a few SD cards).
BUT - I decided I wanted something with a wider base so I could also do some other things from the living room TV-media set-up.
AND - I have wanted to explore the Linux Universe for quite some time.
SO NOW (for the past couple of months) I have been trying on Linux distros and DEs (Raspbian, xbian, Mint, UbuntuMATE, and more) to see what fits.
WHAT I WANT is a lightweight distro that will serve as a host for Kodi and provide a few other services - BUT NOT a “full service” desktop computer with all the junk that comes along with it.
I HAVE DECIDED that I prefer xfce as a DE.
AND I think Arch Linux can provide a bare bones distro to suit my needs.
Antergos is my first step into the Arch Linux Universe.
I have installed it on a Dell Studio Hybrid, 64-bit, 4GB RAM PC.
I have chosen xfce as DE - and so far I does everything I want (and more than I expected) from a DE.
THE QUESTION I should have originally asked is this:
How do I get back to having xfce show up when I fire up the Hybrid?
When I start-up or reboot Antergos is bypassed and goes directly into Kodi. (It just started to do that recently - I think it happened after I performed a “shut down” from Kodi rather than an “exit”.)
On start-up I can hit “E” and go to edit GRUB, Where to go from there?