I know this is an old thread, but it came up in a duck duck go search for me, so it probably will for someone else also.
I had the same problem with the bcm4313, saw this thread, and cursed a bit because I really didn’t want to have to hookup a cable. But I thought it was odd that there was a thread from an OLDER Antergos iso version where someone was complaining that the same chipset was working in the live environment but not on reboot that led me to think it should probably also be able to work on the updated live environment - so with a little more digging I found an Arch forum thread where they recommended manually loading the brcmsmac module from a terminal window in the live environment. Sure enough it worked.
So just one command from within the live environment.
sudo modprobe brcmsmac
Then I could see wireless networks in the system settings and was able to connect and install. I should add that it continued working and saved my wifi settings post-install.
From the Arch Wiki:
If your card is in the following list, you can use the brcmsmac driver:
PCI-ID Name [14e4:4727] BCM4313 [14e4:4353] BCM43224 [14e4:4357] BCM43225
The brcm80211 drivers have been included in the kernel since 2.6.37. Since the release of 2.6.39, they have been renamed to brcmsmac (for PCI cards) and brcmfmac (for SDIO).*
Hey apologies for letting this sit so long - in case anyone else finds this issue, I was too quick to blame anything related to my nvidia GPU.
It was indeed the lightdm issue - as soon as I replaced with sddm, problem solved.
As I will never ever do any gaming with this laptop (it’s strictly for work) I don’t think I’m going to bother with optirun/bumblebee/proprietary driver at all.
I know this is an old thread, just wanted to leave this post for closure. Thanks for the help!
Thanks! I hope it’s not option 4. :-D
I’ve only changed those two bios settings you mentioned, so I feel like I should be pretty safe there as well.
However, I’ll def check out the lightdm problem. I’d prefer using sddm anyhow with Plasma, so I’ll just swap one for the other when I get to it later, and hopefully kill two birds with one stone.
The install did appear to proceed with no problem, so I’m cautiously optimistic.
I’m honestly surprised that I’m having this kind of trouble - it’s been so long since I tried installing Linux on a piece of hardware that wanted to fight me about it that I nearly can’t remember the last time it happened. 5 or 6 years at least.
Edit: The problem was lightdm, not related to GPU driver issues at all.
Hope someone can help. This is the first optimus install I’ve done, and the first UEFI install I’ve done. (My current other laptop is 2nd gen Sandybridge w/nvidia gtx460m, but optimus is HW disabled on the motherboard, so I"ve never had to worry about it before.)
Long story short - I booted the liveusb with bios set to “legacy boot” and “hybrid graphics”. I actually don’t care at all about the switchable graphics. I’ll get it working if I can, but I’m very happy to use nvidia only.
However, counterintuitively, if I choose “discrete only” in the bios, I can’t boot to the live environment no matter what I’ve tried. (And I did spend quite awhile trying.)
With the settings as noted above, I was able to boot to the live environment and install Antergos, only with adding “modprobe.blacklist=nouveau” to the kernel line.
On first boot after install, lightdm failed to load.
Well, I haven’t documented what I did very well, but suffice to say that I have combed google, the Antergos wiki, and the arch wiki to try and understand how to get this thing to boot. The problem appears to be lightdm failing every single time.
I have undone all the xorg conf and etc that I did along the way, however I did pacman -S nvidia - and that is still installed.
Confounding me further - I tried booting into the live environment again while typing this, and now that’s not working either.
I don’t seem to be finding a lot of reports of problems installing linux with this laptop, but perhaps my google skills are just super weak?
While I’m not actually a noob, I AM entirely one with regard to having to worry about these hybrid graphics issues - so if someone could give me a little handholding, I’d certainly appreciate it.
I’d like to try and fix the current install if possible, but if I can get the live environment to boot again, I’m happy to start fresh.
So my issue is that I can’t seem to boot to any graphical environment with this server. The issue started after a (long overdue) Lubuntu 14.04 update on Saturday. I wondered if it was an issue with the newer kernel, but even booting from older kernels didn’t seem to help.
Since then, every single live disc I’ve tried (and I’ve tried many) leaves me with a blinking cursor and black screen as soon as it tries to get into a graphical environment. Though I had no such issues when first installing Lubuntu about 2 years ago.
I’d been itching to get Antergos on this thing anyhow, so figured I’d just go with Antergos-base and no DE for now.
So what you are telling me is that no X = no install? In that case I may have to go with Arch, was just hoping to avoid the hassle.
Well, I’m sure this is covered someplace, but I can’t seem to find it, so I apologize.
I would like to install Antergos on my home media server, and for reasons I would like to do it via the terminal.
However, I’m not sure how to go about this or how to invoke the cli installer that I assume exists.
Thanks for any info!
I have tried to follow the pretty easy steps shown in various howtos online to put my wifi adapter into AP mode. However, it fails every time.
I’m not getting any really helpful error messages in Gnome, and not sure what logfile I should be looking at for info.
Can anyone offer some pointers? I have run iw list to be sure AP mode is supported, and it looks to me like it is.
Supported interface modes: * IBSS * managed * AP * AP/VLAN * monitor
I need to do this in order to send my Roku traffic through a VPN at certain times. (Avoiding blackouts of streaming content.) As the Roku has no provision to configure a VPN, my intent is to plug into my router with ethernet, turn on my VPN, and then use my laptop as an AP for the Roku.
Any help would be appreciated!
I’m a bit worried to update because I see this in a reddit comment:
lightdm is dead for me something about session != null
Though it looks like most other folks in the thread are having an OK time with it.
Posting at Arch Linux here: https://www.archlinux.org/news/c-abi-change/
Any special tips or warnings for antergos?
I’m just back on Gnome in the past couple of days, after being away from it for awhile.
I have really never liked GDM much, and in particular I’ve really disliked the “lock shield”.
I was pleasantly surprised at first boot after a fresh install, to see such a refreshing looking login screen, and was similarly happy to see the lock/unlock screen. Had I been doing the setup myself I would never have thought to step outside of GDM for gnome.
The nvidia issues almost had me changing to gdm anyway, but I seem to have fixed them with the advice from https://forum.antergos.com/topic/2235/locking-and-switching-user-problems/11
Anyhow, that’s it. Thanks!