So there are two versions of LightDM. Have pity on an old man, there is only so much information I can assimilate in one day.
The OP was referring to GDM settings, and the posted link also referred to GDM. If Antergos uses LightDM as default, I still am not getting the connection between GDM and LightDM. Unless the OP installed GDM post installation, wouldn’t the OP need to be looking at a config file for LightDM? Or does LightDM rely on GDM somehow, such as some GDM libraries? I don’t mean to beat a dead horse here, but my curiosity has been raised and I am trying to figure this out.
Sorry for stealing the OP’s thread. Enough thread drift on my part, back to the OP’s original question.
First, I apologize that I missed that galvez_65 was talking about “auto power suspend when no one is logged in”. I guess I had a Senior Moment.
Now I am confused. At installation, I choose Gnome for the desktop and that installs Gnome and LightDM for the desktop manager.
I checked, and I have LightDM installed, and GDM is NOT installed.
You two are talking about GDM and it’s separate power config. Was there an option I missed at installation that installs GDM? I assume LightDM is used as default with Gnome since I do not remember specifying LightDM.
I also noticed a package named “lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings” that is not installed. Would this allow a user to config LightDM power settings? When I get time later, I will install this and play around with it.
Click on the “Options-Volume-Power” icon in the task bar.
Click on the “Options” icon
Under the “Settings” column (left Side of screen) click on “power”
Set “Blank Screen” to never in the drop down menu.
I also set “Automatic Suspend” to off.
Should do it for you.
I installed everything on a laptop and it works very well, so I can install it now on my main desktop.>
I worked for AT&T for 34 yrs and started using Unix at work in 1975. After many years, I also think that a test computer and a main computer is the best way to go. Saves a lot of frustration.
I have been looking to many distro’s but hope that I make a good choice by selecting Antergos and gnome as a desktop environment. After working with DOS and Window since 1985 and as a software developer for almost 30 years it is a new world that opens for me.
Antergos has had it’s growing pains, but is now becoming a more mature distribution and I think it will serve you well. One concern is that Antergos/Arch is a rolling distribution. That can be both good and bad. The bad is updates sometimes break things. Sticking to your test computer / main computer methodology and doing updates first on the test computer can help with that.
Thank you for all the help you give me and all the best and a good health for the new year.
You are welcome my friend.
Sorry Freddy, I forgot to tell you how to initialize the scanner
sudo brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFCJ6530DW ip=192.168.0.xxx
For simple document scans to a pdf, “Simple Scan” works well.
For more advanced scanning features, there is “xsane”.
When you are done with this, let me know and I will remove the pkg.tar file from my web server, as it is not really the place for it.
Make a copy of the pkg.tar on a USB thumb drive for future use along with text file with notes on what you did to get this working,
You are the guinea pig for this
Very Cute. You are right. Just like the guinea pig, Freddy just might be jumping through hoops to get this working.
You are the guinea pig for this. I still don’t know if your printer will work without the lib32-libstdc++5 package, which is still broken as of this morning. At least with my hardware setup (AMD FM2+ socket based). You might want to try and install lib32-libstdc++5 on your device with paman with the AUR option enabled. It might work for you. Also, not knowing if you are familiar with CUPS, I went heavy on the instructions. My apologies for that if you are familiar with CUPS.
I put the package on my personal Web Server. Download the pkg here:
Then move the pkg from /home/username/Downloads to an empty directory of your choice, such as home/username/Temp
Open a terminal window and navigate to the directory containing the pkg
Then install using pacman -U
Link removed 1/1/2019 - Pudge
Now open a browser and go to
to open up CUPS
Click on “Administration” then “Add Printer” and when it asks for a password, enter the word “root” then root’s password. If avahi is installed and running, your printer should be listed. Select your printer from “Discovered Network Printers” or if it is not listed select “Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)” for this you will need to know the printer’s IP address. When it asks for a driver, try the preferred “Brother MFCJ6530 for CUPS (en)” Follow the remaining instructions. Just to be safe, reboot. Reopen CUPS in a browser. Click on “Administration” “Manage Printers” select your printer, go to the “Maintenance” tab and “Print test page”.
Here is where Brother printers gets iffy on Linux. If it doesn’t work, try different combinations of “Discovered Network Printers” and “Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)” with the different drivers combinations. One combination or another should work.
When you get the printer working, go to paman with the AUR access option enabled, and search for “brscan4” and install it. If it isn’t already installed, install “Simple Scan”. Some brother printers have an option where you can send a scan to your computer with a Gimp window open, and it will scan the document/image straight to Gimp. To enable this, install “brscan-skey”.
I hope this gets you going. I like Brother mono laser multi function printers, they just work great for me. But I know the frustration of getting them to work with Arch/Antergos.
The only way I got my printer to work was to write a PKGBUILD for it, then use pacman -U to install the package.
That’s the archway to get the driver installed.
Yup, I started using Arch Linux with Gnome in late 2005, and I learned a ton of stuff along the way. Especially when Arch started converting to systemctl (systemd). Started using Antergos because the “Arch Way” just isn’t fun anymore! I’m getting too old for that bs. I’ll leave that to you and the Antergos devs. And thank you for all your efforts with that.