This is not a feature request, but more of a suggestion for consideration.
In the spirit of “Antergos for everyone”, I suggest it might be of help for newcomers to know when a reboot after updates is necessary. Such as when a new kernel version is installed. I don’t know how many packages would merit a reboot. If it is a lot then this probably isn’t practical. If only a suggested reboot after a kernel update, that would be good as I’m sure not rebooting after kernel updates can cause problems. This might save newcomers from “finding out the hard way”.
Since my Antergos installs are purely for my personal use and not production, I usually reboot after updates unless it is obvious that a reboot is not necessary. For example an app such as Firefox which isn’t part of the operating system and only comes into play when launched.
Since Antergos uses Arch repositories and Antergos repositories, this may not be possible as I don’t know how much code would be required to achieve this.
Just a thought.
This is in dmesg if I plugout and plugin again:
Try issuing a blkid command
[email protected] ~]$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for joeblow:
/dev/sda1: LABEL=“BOOT” UUID=“48ac1fd7-232e-4c26-b1e5-add47fe5bf49” TYPE=“ext4” PARTUUID=“75ecdd5e-01”
/dev/sda2: LABEL=“ROOT” UUID=“721514e4-3672-43a6-b0cf-0e076d6db6cd” TYPE=“ext4” PARTUUID=“75ecdd5e-02”
/dev/sda3: LABEL=“SWAP” UUID=“45f8bde3-aff2-4544-8fe4-5388982d89ad” TYPE=“swap” PARTUUID=“75ecdd5e-03”
/dev/sda4: LABEL=“HOME” UUID=“3ca8aea6-ad03-43c6-8e56-3dac8140e655” TYPE=“ext4” PARTUUID=“75ecdd5e-04”
/dev/sdb1: LABEL=“TEMP” UUID=“1285-3CA3” TYPE=“vfat” PARTUUID=“00010e14-01”
If the filesystem recognizes the USB Drive it will list it and display the formatting.
If it doesn’t list it, then udev and whatever else is involved in detecting a hot plugin on the USB port is not detecting it.
FYI Gnome mounts usb drives on
I don’t think it is advised to manually mount stuff on /mnt
Perhaps Joe or Emanuel can further clarify that.
I set up samba according to the excellent wiki article, but now when I create a user share from gnome it gets created as read only. it used to work fine, I could create a user share and mount it without issue, not sure what changed. I’ve not changed anything. Help getting this sorted out would be much appreciated.
First I am assuming the Server computer is Linux based.
I would start by checking the /etc/samba/smb.conf file on the computer acting as the Samba server. Somewhere in this file should be a section that sets up the samba share. It should look something like this.
[MyShare] comment = Samba Share path = /server valid users = jack sally public = no writeable = yes printable = no create mask =0765
[MyShare] (name of samba share, it is case sensitive when addressing it)
comment = Samba Share (shows up in client computer)
path = /server (path to the Server directory to be shared)
valid users = jack sally (Client Users allowed to share)
public = no (Allows share to appear in Windows shared directories??)
writeable = yes (allows client to write files, May also see readonly= yes)
printable = no (self explanatory)
create mask =0765
Create mask is like the permissions in linux such as
rwx read, write, execute = 7
rw- read, write NO execute = 6
r-- read only
In the create mask show above we have
owner = 7 (read, Wright, execute)
Group = 6 (Read, Wright no execute)
others = 5 (Read, no wright, execute)
So, the two lines to check are
readonly= yes OR writeable=yes
i dual booted antergos with windows
I forgot to address that problem.
First step before doing ANYTHING else, back up your data from your Windows install.
You have two hurdles to get over IF you have to reinstall:
1 Enabling a method to save your Linux data
2 Get Antergos Linux reinstalled without messing up Windows.
I stopped dual booting long ago because of the problems it presents. Unless improvements have been made in dual booting since then, #2 could be a problem. Which is exactly why joekamprad’s suggestions are important to try first.
@pudge thanks. but i’dont want to lose my files with reinstalling do you have any idea to reinstalling without losing my files, for exmaple my history and bookmarks from firefox?? i dual booted antergos with windows
joekamorad might still have an ace or two up his sleeve (sorry use of a colloquialism) that might get it back up and running. So don’t give up on that yet.
But IF it comes to reinstalling, Firefox bookmarks are in the following file:
History is in various files in the following directory
Again, if reinstalling becomes necessary, the easiest way would be to boot the computer from an Antergos Live USB stick and save data to yet another USB stick or an external drive of some sort.
The best way would be to save the entire contents of your home directory to an external drive or USB stick. Your home directory has all your app’s configurations stored in dotdirectories.
Thus you would be saving history from the .cache directory, firefox settings, bookmarks and etc from the .mozilla directory, your Music, Documents, Picture and other default directories, etc. Unless you are doing something out of the ordinary, your data files and the vast amount of configuration files should be in your home directory.
Then immediately after you reinstall the OS, copy all the files in your home directory backup to the new home directory. If it says that .mozilla directory already exists, tell it to replace it with backup file. Same for other directories. If all goes well, you should be very close to being as before.
@pudge i would not say it is that bad… archlinux is a very very robust system… and as we can see system starts just fine… only a problem with getting x started… no kernel panic …
When I started composing my reply, your replies were not there yet. While I had the editor open I was trying to think of a good way out of this. I didn’t come up with any. In the mean time, right off the top of your head, you came up with a very plausible course of action. I’m impressed, you know your Linux.
I’m interested to see how this comes out.
the electricity turn off and my laptop turn off too.
how can i fix this?
The laptop lost all power (including battery?) and turned off in the middle of updating, causing essential files to get corrupted by the improper power down.
This has happened to me once and the only solution I found was to totally re-install the Operating System from scratch. There are probable too many things gone wrong to try and manually fix with a rescue disk or USB drive. It would be far faster to re-install Antergos.
My suggestion would be to use a LIVE Antergos USB drive and try to salvage as much data as possible, re-install Antergos, then obtain a UPS (Uniterruptable Power Source) to plug your computer into. A UPS would have prevented this from happening.
I don’t know if this will help or not, but I just installed Openbox on a SSD using the LIVE iso on a thumb drive and just did a totally normal install and left the Cnchi option for mirrors as was. Installed without a glitch. By the way, the iso was downloaded about a month ago and Cnchi did install an updated Cnchi before starting the install
If bad mirrors are becoming the suspect, perhaps it should be inquired as to location of users having problems. In my case I am located in Colorado, USA and it worked perfect. I would assume that Cnchi would attempt to use mirrors located as close to the user as possible. Evidently Cnchi chose a good one for me. Maybe others in another areas of the world are coming up with corrupt mirrors?
Perhaps it could be temporarily programmed into a dev’s Chchi so that anytime it thinks it has found a bad mirror, it would list the mirror’s name into a bad actors file. Maybe it could be determined exactly what percent of mirrors are causing problems, then they could be checked out by someone? Just a suggestion, probably a silly one, but who knows.
Or you can just grab it from the website (download from mirror) and upgrade it with pacman -U /path/to/package if that’s the only one you need upgraded that isn’t updated in mirror yet.
Thanks. Joy at last. Finally got DraftSight to install on a Linux system. Drop down menus in the Linux version, which means FREEDOM from the RIBBONS on the Windows version.