A Month Of ArcoLinux

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A Month Of ArcoLinux

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I might be off a few days, but whatever...

I first started with ArcoLinuxB-Cinnamon. But after that, got kinda boring, so I installed XFCE (just DE/WM). Ever since I got ArcoLinux installed, I never went back to Mint/Debian. Installation was easy as butter, not hard like vanilla Arch is.

After I installed yay, was easy peasy. Just installed a few apps, everything worked fine. Pamac is great, too. Updates all programs to the latest version. And doesn't break my system.

As I now am using AMD RYZEN 5 2600 and a Radeon RX 580, everything worked fine. I read a lot of problems on here with AMD, but I had none of that. :?

So, thanks Erik and the rest of the community. You guys rock! :D

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great to read

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Re: A Month Of ArcoLinux

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Hi,

Happy to listen you have no problem with this config because i've a similar config with xfce and i've some little problems...

I have some questions regarding the installation and configuration of the RX 580 graphics card.
Indeed since I changed graphics card, before I had a Geforce GTX 660 and now I have a RX580.
I uninstalled everything related to the nvidia card and installed the packages mentioned on the wiki : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMDGPU

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I've removed my old xorg.conf generated with nvidia-settings gui application.

I thought xorg was going to recreate a new default file configured to use the installed amdgpu driver.
But unfortunately after restart no xorg.conf file created.
Could you confirm for you it's the same or share me your xorg.conf file or the contents of xorg.conf.d please ?

I've a problem with my dual-screen configuration turns itself into mirror configuration of screens after a while without touching the computer ...

Thx a lot for you responses
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Re: A Month Of ArcoLinux

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Why you should always make a backup of Xorg.conf. I thought this was a normal thing...

What DE are you running on? Display settings should fix that mirroring.

TBH, I never messed with drivers. The default one worked fine for me. Never really had to install drivers. :?

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Re: A Month Of ArcoLinux

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Why you should always make a backup of Xorg.conf. I thought this was a normal thing...

I've a backup of all my xorg files sure... And this is not the problem here...

I just asked you if you had not experienced this kind of problem with xfce and the RX 580 AMD / ATI card.
My Xorg files are settings for my old nvidia card I guess they are no longer valid for this new graphics card.
My problem is that the screens remain lit, do not standby as before and in addition they go back to mirror while in the display settings I previously put them in screen extension mode.
It's pretty annoying of course if I go in the display settings and I uncheck the mirror box and that I apply it returns normal but all my windows that were on the right screen are stacked in the left screen...

Here my files in xorg.conf.d :
10-monitor.conf : https://pastebin.com/TsQTmnBF
20-amdgpu.conf : https://pastebin.com/e08en5hH

I am not an expert with xorg and I am not even sure if the problem comes from xorg or xfce ...
If someone has a track to give me, let me hang out a bit where watch ... please, that would be great?

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Re: A Month Of ArcoLinux

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I have tried almost all popular linux destros Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Peppermint, Fedora, ElementaryOS, Manjaro (for couple days) from last 3 year with an idea to completely move out of windows OS.

Starting of ArcoLinux, a beautiful distro
Of the above mostly used and liked destros, before moving to ArcoLinux, are LinuxMint, elementaryOS and peppermint. Now it has been an Year on ArcoLinux.

Destro look n feel & smooth installation:
while exploring Manjaro it happend i found ArcoLinux and Installed ArcoLinux (Xfce, OpenBox, I3), i was really amazed to see fine-tuned expertise at every level. Look n feel of the destro and applications availability for installation is very promising, like Editors, Browsers, games, graphics. Wide range of availability of icons and themes is very good and can be changed based on personal choice
Build quality is good and installation was smooth and hardly faced any issue (as against to ubuntu, never had smooth installation). Tried other ArcoLinux but settled for ArcoLinuxD (Xfce, OpenBox, I3)

Learning Curve:
As it is based on Arch Linux, it requires sometime to spend and learn the required task. Having said that - there are lot of videos to learn, felt time consuming in following and implement the required task (like installation from deb / rpm, config). Even though there is lot of documentation. i found it confusing and felt it can be more organized

Challenges:
for the known reason, i am facing challenges (As my First Arch distro bound to face) w.r.t
- Installation -- where software is not available in pacman and available in .deb & .rpm (e.g., RDP connectivity from windows to ArcoLinux)
- Software specific issues during installation & config
- getting help and having difficulty in getting documentation in short time when needed, as we get for ubuntu & fedora based (might be i am new to this OS variant)

Overall i felt very very good. Still requires lot of learning in ArcoLinux for regular usability.

Thanks to the team for building such a beautiful distro.

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