well, hello everyone!
I saw Archlabs at the beginning of the day the first time on Reddit and prepared immediately for the switch from f27 back to this Absolute Beauty of Archness!!
I just startet a few days ago to use i3wm on fedora and played already with polybar, neofetch,rofi etc…
after getting comfy in the configs and decided to settle my config i saw archlabs!
went from arch to fedora to see how it would run on my new TP P52s .
so i backup-ed my files, and tried to install it.
the installer was a beauty to use, but for my taste everything looked a bit (way) too small on the 4k screen but as i went into these troubles before, i managed to resolved most of them (still some trouble left, but i will list them later).
Unfortunately the installer crashed for me every time after choosing the “lvm-option” at the point where name and save your first volume group.After several trys i ended up creating the partitions manual and pointed /boot /root /home to them.
Installation went fine and i rebooted successfully for the first time.
al-hello script started and waited for a network connection… then it closed suddenly (think shortly after i put in the wifi key) and this is where some real troubles startet to happen including kernel errors, several hard resets, and high-cpu usage on gdm processes experienced. after every reset, the whole system worked for a few seconds well, until it freezed to deah again…Damn! i didnt experienced any of that, at live enviroment on usb stick.
i decided to chroot the install from live and run an pacman -Syu and i created an
Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" EndSection
rebooted…and that fixed it for now! didnt spend further research for now into this…
since i experienced all this with very tiny tiny letters on the 3840x2160 15,4" panel , i added scaling in some configs i rememberd from previous setups.
after archieving finaly normaly view distance i decided to look for the .al-hello script that crashed first.
liked the well choosen and advised software. really nice and well done experience!
i even decided to go with the nvidia drivers with bumblebee/optimus for the Nvidia P500 (basicly an MX150).
Didnt test the performance yet but installed steam also
i also got asked for battery and bluetooth and installed them.
Since then, a bluetooth symbol and a battery symbol are on the the bottom left corner also not correctly scaled and way to smal i think. are they supposed to be there?
seems the keyboard layout always resets after reboot, is there any config who overwrites this?
X11 Layout: n/a
where is this set or gets overwritten?
seems like the scaling of the default window sizes when opening are not scaled up and have sometimes kind of double top frame (added screenshots) help how to fix this is much appreciated.
cpu load is still a bit high, and graphic performance a bit sluggy, what kind of optimizations and driver should i use? should i try also to switch away from gdm?
After all i am already enjoying it and will keep it as my new main Distro. This is already well done and looks also pretty Promising! love the retpoline strategy also! Looking forward to report some Bugs and help where i can