Installer ISO Beta testing

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Not sure if this is the right spot but I’m having two problems with the beta.

  1. When I installed it, I selected the auto-login option but I get prompted for a password every time I boot up.

  2. I tried installing Cinnamon: sudo pacman -S cinnamon nemo-fileroller

… but when it goes to install, I get non-stop errors as packages are trying to be retreived:

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That option comes by default in calamares installer. Untill we make it work may be better remove it.

About error while installing the package: Do you have internet connection? I installed many packages here and got some errors due bad mirrors, but i could download the packages from other mirrors.

you can

sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate
sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys
sudo cp /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.bak
sudo reflector --verbose --age 8 --fastest 128 --latest 64 --number 32 --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
sudo pacman -Syu
or even 
sudo pacman -Syyu
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Yup, I have internet and unfortunately, after carrying out your commands… no change.

error: failed to commit transaction (unexpected error)

Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

[roadhazard@virtualendeavour ~]$

i can see it tries downloading old versions:

pacman -Ss xapps                          
community/xapps 1.4.7-1
    Common library for X-Apps project

Your database is not updated…

sudo pacman -Syu

and please @roadhazard do not paste endless logs here and instead use a pastebin service to make post better readable…

if my recollection is correct, adding autologin is possible in System Settings, listed under either SDDM or Startup and Shutdown/Advanced tab

ooops, I should have specified the previously mentioned tip is at least in KDE Plasma… however, I believe it also relies on using SDDM.

Decided to try Endeavour’s Beta 2.1.
In the Live environment was a short time and immediately installed it on virtual disk.
Some significant difficulties in the installation process did not arise. But I don’t like XFCE :blush:
I started to configure the system for myself, and, as usual, it turned out all the same KDE Plasma :rofl::rofl::rofl:
LightDM replaced with SDDM.
In general, we can say that even now, even at the Beta stage, EndeavourOS is quite a viable system! :+1:


Hi Joe, first, sorry about posting all the text! I won’t let it happen again.

As for my problems with installing Cinnamon, my super noobiness strikes again! -Syu fixed it! Sort of. Cinnamon installed but when I was at the login screen, I didn’t see the option to select Cinnamon as my desktop manager. I think I’m just going to wait for the final product.

Come on July 15th!

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I just installed Cinnamon and didn’t have any issue but i only used sudo pacman -S cinnamon. I don’t really like installing two desktops this way. I’m waiting for the online installer so i can choose. But right now i have no choice.

roadhazard it doesn’t work as of yet but you can set it up manually. I found this information a while back and is how to make it work in Arch Linux:

How to Enable autologin in LighDM

  1. Open a terminal and type:

sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (can be leafpad, mousepad, geany, ect.)

  1. Scroll down the page and find the lines:


  1. Uncomment the lines by removing the “#” in front of each line. Change the autologin-user field to your username. It will look something like this:


  1. Save the file by pressing Ctrl + O and exit (using shortcut keys Ctrl + x).

In Arch Linux, you have to add your user to the autologin group before it can work:

sudo groupadd -r autologin
sudo gpasswd -a username autologin

Restart your computer and it should autologin.


we will have a look into this, may we need some extra configuration here.

This is more a personal taste. I have manny DEs, like 8 installed, and don’t have conflicts or issues here.

I am sooo tempted to install the Beta, but the full release previews look great out of the box, with the new logo and everything…

Wow, I thought it would end up with some conflict somewhere along the way. So if that’s the case I’ll give it a chance and see if maybe i will start to like it. I guess the advantage is you don’t have to restart, just log out and go to another desktop.

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You can test it, hope ot works for you.

Thanks a lot! I didn’t know about the login groups in Arch and couldn’t get the autologin to work without a 60 second pause in the bootup. This fixed it!

I wanted to ask what dock you are using and also how you installed plasma and sddm?