Installing Antergos Linux

Download the ISO file, burn it to a DVD, boot with the DVD in the drive, and install as you would do normally. (I assume you know how to do all that. I’ll just keep breezing on.)

To use all 6 CPUs on my computer, enter this at a terminal: MAKEFLAGS=”-j$(nproc)”
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Volume up and Volume Down
Select USB speakers from Pulse Audio Volume Control. It should already be installed and on the bottom panel. If not then add it to the panel.

Use the up/down arrows to control volume.
M key mutes sound.
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Single Click XFCE Desktop> Desktop Setting > Icons tab > click on “Single click to activate items”

right click on desktop->desktop settings->icons->single click to activate items
While there adjust icon size and text size to taste.
Also while there make sure the workspaces are 6 and they are set to open the Pictures/Wallpaper folder and randomly rotate pictures.
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Wrong TIme
Here are the exact steps I executed:

timedatectl status
(no sudo required here) All that did was show me my clock was wrong! Next:

sudo pacman -S ntp
sudo timedatectl set-ntp true

Then I had to find out what my time zone is actually called with this command:

timedatectl list-timezones

(no sudo required here) Which in my case was America/Chicago. In your case you will have to see the output of the above command to know the acceptable name of the time zone you live in.

Next I did this to correct my computer time:

sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/Chicago
Again, replace “America/Chicago” with the name of your particular timezone.

Now to check the system “took” the time, I used this command (no sudo required) and got this output:

$ timedatectl status
Local time: Sat 2017-04-01 18:43:53 CDT
Universal time: Sat 2017-04-01 23:43:53 UTC
RTC time: Sat 2017-04-01 23:43:53
Time zone: America/Chicago (CDT, -0500)
Network time on: yes
NTP synchronized: yes
RTC in local TZ: no

Which shows that my time was set correctly, even if on my panel it still said the wrong time. To correct, I close everything and did a reboot. When I came to my login screen, I was presented with the correct time. At last!
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The “Windows” key problem.
Install Whisker – add it to the panels (delete the original xfce-4 menu)

It is possible just by doing that the Windows key will open the menu, but in case it doesn’t:

In Settings / Keyboard / Application Shortcuts put xfce4-popup-whiskermenu to Super L
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Turn off Power Management
Whisker Menu > Search “screensaver” >
Under “Blank after” enter 600. Then click on the Advanced Tab > Display Power Management > unclick Power Management Enabled
Under Text Manipulation make the program “fortune” and then make sure to install fortune.
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Sometime download vivaldi-snapshot. To get netflix to work I just had to download a bunch of codecs and reboot.
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Remove “Application Finder” (little magnifying glass) from bottom panel. It’s essentially the Whisker menu.
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Install VirtualBox

I used Package Manager from the Whisker menu, and used AUR.
There I searched for: virtualbox

I clicked to install:
virtualbox-bin
virtualbox-ext-oracle

Who knows.

3. Once the VirtualBox Host Utilities have been downloaded, enter the following command to add the VirtualBox module to the kernel:
sudo modprobe vboxdrv

Install the Extension Pack

The final step is to now add your personal user account to the vbox User Group. This is necessary in order to fully access the features provided by VirtualBox, including the ability to use USB devices in a Guest operating system.
Adding Your Account to the vbox User Group

The syntax of the command to add your user-name to the vbox user group is:
sudo gpasswd -a wayne vboxusers

Now reboot your system for the change to take effect.
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Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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