Live xfce usb isn’t connecting to the internet. I’m not finding instructions anywhere on how to fix this, and I’m trying Manjaro for the first time. To complicate things, my computer just stopped booting from the hard drive in the distro I was using (Solus), so I can’t just make a new live USB to try.
Here’s what happened with the problem booting from the hard drive, in case it has some bearing on the internet problem. I booted once from the Manjaro live USB, then quickly decided to reboot from the hard drive, to do some things in Solus before checking out Manjaro. Things were buggy:
Thunderbird was running from when the machine had been hibernated. (Yes, a complete shutdown would have been nicer, so I’m wondering if the hibernation is the culprit.) But online/offline toggle was buggy, the mouse pointer had a spinning circle, and it was hard to switch mail folders.
Firefox wouldn’t start. I was told that it was already running, but the task manager showed no processes for it.
Transmission was open, from downloading the Manjaro torrent last night. I don’t normally use Transmission, so I don’t know how Solus reacts to waking up from hibernation when it is open.
I shut down the computer from the screen, but then wasn’t able to complete a reboot.
For the purpose of this post, I’ve just tried another reboot from the hard drive. Here’s what I see on the screen:
Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue.
Type “journalctl” to view system logs.
You might want to save “run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt” to a USB stick or /boot after mounting them and attach it to a bug report.
:/# [blinking cursor]
What set me off on this adventure was trying to get a webcam working in Linux. I’ve been thinking of switching from Solus anyway, so before giving up on the webcam, which wasn’t working in Solus, I decided to try it with distros that are known to have great hardware support. Manjaro was my first choice for such a distro. If the webcam works with Manjaro, I’ll install Manjaro and give it a try for a while.