Like power bikes, horses and dogs.
Hate work and religion: either traditional or "new-age".
Relocate snakes to pay the rent, buy my crust and horse-feed.
Love science: I'm a maths and physics amateur.
After years of loitering on the edges of linux, Antergos is getting under my skin and I'm daily getting drawn in to the joys of personal micro-computing with a terminal and a clean, stable, beautiful set of programs and environments.
death takes no vacations, makes no innovations nor exceptions
As far as I know, you can’t have more than one DE in Antergos.
You need to re-install and choose during the install process.
When you think about it, it’s no big deal when you have a fresh install: just try a few over a few weeks and see which one you prefer.
Before doing this, check the documentation: the faq and google “antergos changing DE”
From the Antergos FAQ:
“Q: “What desktop do you give more attention to?”
We try to ensure all desktops receive an equal amount of attention. Though, its unavoidable that we’d find more things to “fine-tune” in the desktops we use on our own systems. Our project leader uses GNOME faithfully. I myself can’t stand it so usually I run Cinnamon. Though I have high hopes for the new KDE 5. If I remember correctly, the other two devs use Openbox and Xfce respectively. So really we’ve got most of the bases covered (well GTK-based anyway).”
Though this quote doesn’t explicitly rule out having 2 or more DE’s under the hood, it implies as much.
I loved my run with Antergos but am currently playing and learning in the Arch sandpit
Thinking of giving antergos base install a go: just for the learning experience.
Could anyone have a stab at answering:
- what do you get with such an install? do you get X or must you do this from command line?
- what is the difference between going for base install from antergos or arch?
thanks in advance,
for starters, then follow the trail of broken bits.
(I was fortunate enough to get wise in time to reading the news EVERY time before updating)
@Lizzi So sorry to hear about this LIzzie.
I have a little furry love at the center of my life, so I totally get it (and I"m no stranger to vet bills, but yeah, obviously I can imagine it must be astronomical; sooner they get recognized as “people” and attract governt
subsidies the better, hey? ; - ) )
Glad to hear you solved your openbox woes.
I’ve been holding off on doing -Syu for a week now
(which is good for someone with very low impulse control)
Q1 Is it safe yet … I mean is it really safe … or…
or should I subtract the 3 gtk packages from the update list?
Q2 Are there any other issues that I might have missed?
Q3 This is for experts at the CLI: what is the argument to pass to pacman
when you want to pick out packages to ignor?
pacman -Syu --ignore gtk*
and got no stderr, but this didn’t remove any packages; then I tried stipulating one package,
with no effect: the 3 gtk packages were still in the list.
Thanks ever so muchly
Thanks for the response, Megaman, but I’ve fixed the problem: I was not reading “top” properly … (it is actually working VERY well: I can have up to 3 youtube pages open on one instance of chromium, then open another instance, and load that up to the yahzoo, and it still only uses a couple of gig of mem)
The way top reads is confusing:
GiB Mem : 10.8/15.556
what looks like 10.8 GiB out of 15.556, is in fact, when you consult “atop”
MEM | tot 15.6G | free 13.4G
ie, 2.2 gig, less 1.4 for cache, making it a very modest 1.2 gig for what I have running now:
only 1 instance of chromium, with only one youtube window open and some other pages.
That’s why deleted the post … embarrassed
@Lizzi I’m using openbox, and, while I’m sure I have not got it tweaked to anywhere near your excellent level, it is working fine (with some few things not responding the way they should; again, due to my lack of ability to configure the thing properly)
Would it help if I were to send you my file and you were to do:
sdiff <yourfile> <myfile>
and compare the differences?
If so, the only problem is, you would have to tell me how to “pack up” my 370-odd lines of .config file in such a way that you could read it in your fav text editor (i use vi)