Today I installed Antergos on Virtualbox and selected KDE as desktop environment, just to test Plasma 5.
When I changed the default theme (Breeze) to Breeze Dark, I found an issue affecting both themes when changing from one to the other: when I changed to Breeze Dark for the first time, the task bar didn’t change it’s color to black (it kept showing it’s ‘Breeze’ color). Then, I changed the theme back to Breeze, just to find that this time the task bar’s color changed to ‘Breeze Dark’. This ‘alternating behaviour’ was temporary corrected when I rebooted the system; but it showed again when I changed the theme one more time. I have two screenshots showing the issue, but it seems files can’t be uploaded here.
Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?
Regarding your issue with your system not recognizing your uefi installation…
a. Did you create a separate FAT32 partition to be used as /boot/efi, or you installed your efi file in the same partion from which
b. I recently installed Antergos in a UEFI enabled hardware (Acer Aspire E11) and, although I followed the instructions to install (for Manjaro), Antergos didn’t boot at all. In general terms, I:
b.1 Disabled secure-boot, but kept UEFI enabled.
b.2 Created a separate FAT32 partition and set it mount point to /boot/efi
b. 3 Installed Antergos (alongside Windows 8.1)
b.4 Rebooted the system.
b.5 Found Antergos didn’t boot.
After days of researching in the web (it was a nightmare), I…
b.6 Re-enabled secure boot to enable an option in the ‘BIOS’ setup from which I could choose to ‘trust a new efi file’’. This led me to a kind of rudimentary ‘file browser’ from which I could find a location called Grub.efi, Grub Boot, Antergos Boot, or somethig like that (I don’t remember the exact name right now). I eventually found a kind of file with .efi extension, selected it, labelled it as ‘ANTERGOS’, and then saved the changes.
b.7 Finally, I enabled an option called ‘Boot Select’ (which allows me to select boot options at startup by pressing key F12 (remember that I installed Antergos alongside Windows 8.1).
b.8. Rebooted, pressed F12 and then selected ‘ANTERGOS’ from the boot options.
After a few times of booting into Antergos by pressing F12 at startup, I finally changed boot options in the ‘BIOS’ setup and selected Antergos as the first option.
Maybe there is some equivalent procedure to enable a GNU/Linux installation to boot with an Asus machine.
I can confirm this issue is affecting Antergos with XFCE too. As @Squarius says, brightness is set to 0% and I can’t restore it. The only way to do it is rebooting the system. I’ll be waiting for any instructions which can help to solve this problem (uploading a log file or whatever).
An additional point: you can see if your printer is supported by the hplip driver by looking at the following link:
If it’s supported, but you still can’t make your printer to work, probably there is some kind of configuration issue. In the Arch Linux wiki (see the link at the previous post) there is a notice about a possible issue you might face.
From the Arch Linux wiki:did you try by installing hplip package?
- Ok. Now I understand… I don’t think this should be the cause of your problem.
- Ok. No problems here then. If you already set the partition as ext4, then you don’t need to format it with the installer.
- Ok. I suppose those 2 Windows partitions were the only pre-existing partitions you had in your disk. If so, no problems should have been created in this step.
- I have had boot error messages in the past, but nothing that looks like that… the message content, eventually, could give us some orientation to undesrtand what’s going wrong.
- Regarding UEFI… It’s a little hard for me to explain exactly what it is, but as @DarkCerberus said, you can read some info by looking at the provided link. In practical terms, I can tell you this: if without UEFI enabled hardware (this this is ‘the old way’), you simply enter the BIOS, change the boot options in order to boot from a USB drive, or a live CD, or whatever; then boot from your GNU/Linux installation media and install your distribution alongside Windows… well with UEFI (the ‘new way’) things get more complicated.
A few weeks ago, I installed Antergos in an Acer Aspire E11 laptop… a system which comes with UEFI. The procedure for installing a GNU/Linux distro in such a machine depends on how the vendor implemented UEFI in the hardware that comes with it. Although it should not be a hard task once you know hot to proceed, the difficult part is that the procedure is not obvious (or intuitively clear). So I would recommend you entering your BIOS and reading carefully all boot-related sections, looking for two clue-terms that could help you to know if your hardware is using UEFI: ‘UEFI’ and ‘Secure Boot’. If you find something like this, please check if UEFI and or Secure Boot are enabled or not.
P.S: which computer are you trying to install Antergos on? (Vendor, model, …?)
Hi, everybody… I would like to post a little ‘guide’ (if it really can be called so) to help others to install Antergos in an Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112-C6ME) under UEFI, to do dual-boot with Windows 8.1. After a long battle and research on the web, I successfully could end the process (and now I know that it can be a real nightmare). I’m not sure if this should be done in the Installation section (maybe this section is for questions only?).
Maybe, you should take a look over this:
I hope something there helps you.