Guys, if someone is having a spare minute at the moment…
I’ve been just notified that my AUR package called
obhudrefused to build for some user:
Error while trying to update/install obhud: ==> Validating source files with md5sums... obhud-0.1.7.tar.gz ... FAILED obhud ... Passed obhud.conf ... Passed ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check! Error downloading sources: obhud Occurred while updating, tried uninstalling and reinstalling but error also happens on install.
I checked on 3 machines, and it updated (as well as installed) with no issue. Could you give it a try and let me know your result?
Well, Arch is a wonderful OS with even more wonderful Wiki, and I would never ever change it to any other. However, building own system on the basis of vanilla Arch and, for instance, Openbox, as my current setup, is a toy for geeks, and has nothing to do with a system addressed to the wide audience. I mean: some people can make their own environment, tailored exactly to their needs, but it’ll forever stay a niche configuration of a niche OS. This has little to do with raising awareness about Linux, regardless of what they say.
Example: Yesterday my wife needed to mark a place on a picture shared on Facebook and post the picture again. It took me 5 seconds to prepare what she needed:
I tried to reproduce the same on Chrome OS she uses, but given up after 15 minutes.
Conclusion: limiting access to the great and free software written for Linux to the bunch of people capable of installing Arch is a mistake. We can discuss if Antergos needs own meta-packages and stuff, but this is definitely the way to go.
Well, I also given up on posting to Arch forum, due to similar experience. Don’t be afraid, Antergos community is much more friendly. And yes - you can post images here. The forum script has its limitations and bugs, but people are friendly and helpful.
You could give a try to obhud (AUR). It includes commands to switch primary/secondary display. Add to autostart or just type in terminal:
obhud --screens right
(or left | above | below) to set the secondary display position. I wrote this script for Openbox, but I’ve just tested it with GNOME (X session), and it worked well.
More on Wiki pages. Do not use
--autoconfig, it only works in Openbox.
I dont know if its for the slow hdd disk but i feel it is really slow
It’s always a good idea to replace HDD with SSD, if possible. However, your machine should run any DE w/o major issues.
If someone asks me which DE to choose, I recommend GNOME, as it looks and works great OOTB. However, if you like tuning your system, you may think of building your own environment with Openbox. It’s more flexible, resource-friendly, and may look whatever you like.
GNOME on my laptop vs. Openbox on the netbook:
My Openbox is a DIY set on vanilla Arch, but starting from Antergos Openbox is recommendable. It’s got a great set of software preinstalled.
New in 0.1.4 version: switching primary / secondary display:
Several new commands allow to switch your primary/secondary display setup horizontally or vertically.
To assign them to keys automatically please re-run
obhud --autoconfig keys. This will create 2 keybindings in the rc.xml file:
Displays key (Super-P equivalent) -> obhud --screens switch
- switches horizontally in order: single screen -> clone screens -> secondary display right -> secondary display left.
Shift-Displays key (Shift-Super-P equivalent) -> obhud --screens switchv
- switches vertically in order: single screen -> clone screens -> secondary display above -> secondary display below.
Each key press will display a graphical notification similar to this:
Note: it makes sense to add a command like
obhud --screens right(change to match your preferred setup) to your
autoconfigfile. In case the secondary display is currently detached, the single setup will be chosen automatically.
Take a look at Wiki to customize keys to your taste.