@Modisc It says
TouchpadOff = 1I’ve got it disabled now via Gnome Settings. My issue was with function key to enable/disable, it only enables, does not disable. It’s not a major issue since I’ll switch infrequently, just convenient for when moving around without the external mouse touchpad is handy, otherwise at a desk plugged in I prefer to have it disabled.
Ubuntu handled it fine as well as a Fedora distro from memory, along with disabling/enabling when the external mouse availability changed. So this is an issue with Arch’s packages?
@lots.0.logs I wasn’t aware it was going to be built or take that long. I was just using the Package Manager UI, searched
ChromeI think, tried
google-chrome(that render issue turned to only happen every now and then, restarting Chrome fixes it), then after the bad experience thought to try Chromium, saw the gtk3 package and thought that would be better suited for Gnome. I didn’t see any way to cancel it once it started though. I’m guessing if I just chose
Chromiumpackage it was a binary and would have been much better? Might try it later to see if it’ll integrate with the theme unlike
“install: error writing ‘/tmp/yaourt-tmp-pola/aur-chromium-gtk3/pkg/chromium-gtk3/usr/lib/chromium/chromium’: No space left on device”
/51.5GB, 7.8GB used.
/home51.5GB, 11.8GB used.
Memory: 11GB(70%) of 16GB used.
Swap: 1GB(13%) of 8GB used.
Not sure where all the RAM is being allocated, I’ve only got 800MiB listed for firefox and 125MiB for Gnome-shell as the largest processes, I guess they belong to another user like root? I have QEMU VM running but that only had 2GB allocated to it. I’m assuming these figures exclude the usage of memory/storage used to build the package but that’s insane How do I not have enough resources to build one app? Was an incredibly long wait for nothing
So I wanted to try out Chrome, used the package manager and found
google-chrome, for whatever reason this opens but I couldn’t navigate to any pages, seemed to have trouble displaying anything I entered as the url, sort of like top bit was a white square, tried to navigate to another tab and noticed it wasn’t refreshing the render area for a webpage, looked kind of glitchy. I’m not sure if this is a common thing or due to the fact I’m in the middle of setting up VGA passthrough or something else.
I wasn’t in the mood to try figure it out so I thought I’d just grab
chromium-gtk3and figured that would support the theme I’m using better and chose that. It took about 20 minutes or so to download everything and it’s been going for I don’t know maybe over an hour building the packages, it’s at about 9000/18000ish packages?(can’t see what the labels for each columns were). There doesn’t appear to be a way to stop this and the CPU usage is having an impact on using the system, I wasn’t aware it’d take this long to build/install. I’m using the UI/app instead of terminal.
Will updates also take this long or is it just the first time building this?
@alaguna Laptop with 860M, I have no branding for Optimus but someone had linked in the past that it supports Optimus, I have intel gpu as well. I’m aware of Nvidia Prime and Bumblebee, I had tried to get this working under Ubuntu previously and had similar problems getting it to work(at one point I lost the Unity environment, or it was not properly loaded, dash and panel were missing for example).
I’m going to look at doing vga passthrough to a VM now. My hardware supports it, the intel gpu will be used for host Antergos and the nvidia gpu will be used for VMs(Windows mostly but perhaps Linux too for easy switching without having to reconfigure and reboot to return nvidia gpu to host).
My main concern is with why DE features were acting up, like my Gnome Extensions all being disabled. Several reboots when I was able to log in they kept being all disabled, it’s fixed now though since reverting to Nouveau and removing the Nvidia drivers, my enabled extensions stay enabled on reboots. The top right drop down menu though still only has settings and shutdown buttons(all the rest above that seems fine btw), I’m not sure what I need to do to restore lock/suspend buttons.
I’ve noticed the same, never noticed that it was a spinner graphic, just looked like a garbled mess. Presumably that graphic is rendering a spritesheet, a series of frames for an animation. If that’s the case it looks wrong because the area for the frame it’s meant to copy from is offset wrong.
If you’re not familiar with this type of rendering technique, it’s usually a sequence of images from left to right sometimes with rows for longer animations. The sequences frames are traditionally all the same width/height giving you a nice grid with x/y offset. The renderer looks at x,y for top left with width/height to sample a rectangle of the full image file(Spritesheet) and then offsets x/y for the next frame to render.
If I knew where to look for the code handling this and the spritesheet file I could probably try and fix it Assuming I’m correct with the method being used.
I’ve recently tried to install the Nvidia drivers, I had multiple times where the xorg.conf was causing problems and failing to boot for reasons such as not being able to find a screen. When this happened I just renamed the xorg.conf to something like xorg.conf.bak, or make changes with
sudo nano, was usually easier to play using gedit for copy/paste and browser reference.
sudo nvidia-xconfigwas used both in Gnome session terminal and in tty1 when X wouldn’t boot, it just failed to make a proper xorg.conf on it’s own. I’ve had some success at getting it to boot but performance did not seem correct compared to how it was with Ubuntu.
I’ve since uninstalled the nvidia and nvidia-utils packages via pacman in terminal and reinstalled nouveau, removed blacklist-nouveau.conf, commented out a line to run a shell script for lightdm listed on the Arch Wiki. So everythings technically good now, I’ll try again with proprietary drivers later, or not as I’m considering VGA passthrough to a Windows VM(and perhaps also Linux VMs rather than traditional installs).
During these events, I had a nice 1920x1080 resolution desktop but windows were opening in a small top left section, perhaps they thought the resolution was cramped to 640x480 or something? The majority of drop downs or right click menu’s even file menu’s were barely visible at the top left, I couldn’t actually select anything. This made certain actions difficult since I didn’t know the shortcuts. Right click on Gnome Dash or the top right panel menu for shutting down were still working correctly.
Often I’d log in and all Gnome extensions were disabled, sometimes my time was reset to Jan 1 2009(Laptop was available to retailers in Q12014). The top right menu had settings and shutdown buttons but the lock/suspend had disappeared(and these still have not returned), I’m guessing like Gnome extensions there is a setting for these to be enabled? Super+L still locks, shutting the laptops lid also suspends. I’m not sure why these bugs(?) have occurred from switching the drivers.
I’d like the two buttons back if possible, and any information to understand what exactly caused these issues.
@karasu I’ve still not been able to get any feedback on the mount options for the partition being on a SSD here or on my reddit thread. Someone suggested mounting with udisks2 which I’ve noticed installed, I haven’t tried this, not quite sure what the benefit is over editing fstab?
I’ve verified that the Gnome Disks app does modify the fstab file adding/modifying entries there. I’m not sure what this lost+found folder is which has 0 items, I understand the one in
/but there doesn’t appear to be one on my other partition
/home. In the file manager it had a red X icon over it originally with ? items and noted as unreadable. I formatted the partition with the Gnome Disks app, the folder is still there and unreadable but states 0 items. Ownership of this folder alone is
rootthe rest is
Me. I’m told 1.8% of the partition is used but there is no data there?
Prior to the format I had the fstab entry and the partition mounted, no write permissions. fstab entry hasn’t changed besides the new UUID:
UUID=b0970df4-db1b-4934-b19d-cf470a3750f4 /mnt/data ext4 defaults,rw,noatime,discard 0 0, I’ve copy/pasted the mount options from
Should I run
chown root /mnt/datato fix ownership? I’d like to be able to read/write/execute anything on the
datapartition regardless of user account or current distro.
chmod o=rwx /mnt/dataseems right? I don’t have any files on the partition atm so no need to use the
findcommand. What happens when I copy files over to it or create them as my user without sudo? I’ll be labelled as the owner right? But will the permissions not be rwx for everyone unless I chmod them afterwards? Is setting up ACLs or something else better in this case?