I’m very new to linux, I dabbled a bit with mint and ubuntu learning a bit about regressions and some basic terminal commands then I jump to Arch and went through months of agony (because the first time I installed Arch I didn’t even know the
cd .. command) installing and configuring the system afterwards. It taught me a heck of a lot and quickly but today I had to give up on Arch because I don’t have the skills to administer the system and trouble shoot issues. Not yet anyway, hopefully I’ll return to Arch as a power user. Anyway installing Manjaro gnome today was so so so pleasant. Having a fully fledged system up and running in such a short space of time is a wonderful thing.
When I first installed there was only kernel58 installed and I had dummy output and no sound. I found a fix on stack exchange and later saw the same fix here. The fix was to edit
/etc/default/grub and put
snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0 in the grub file. When I first did it following instructions from stack exchange I didn’t put it between the two apostrophes so it didn’t work. I ended up downloading linux57 and linux-lts. The lts kernel worked and the sound was fine. Then I found the fix on the manjaro site and it explained about putting the line between the two apostrophes, now it works.
I have a couple of questions.
- When I downloaded the kernels I used
sudo pacman -S linux... etc
- When I updated grub I used
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
- When I checked what kernels are on my system I used
pacman -Q | grep linux
- If I wanted to delete a kernel i’d use
sudo pacman -Rns linux.....
I noticed manjaro has its own way of handling kernels with commands starting with mhwd is it okay for me to manage kernels with the commands I learnt whilst on Arch?
how do I know how much space I have for kernels? At the moment I’m running linux58 but I’ve got linux57 and linux-lts I think it’s 5.4.
Before I do a full system update should I be checking Arch news?
also when I ran
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg I got this warning:
/usr/bin/grub-probe: warning: unknown device type nvme0n1 I found a fix on endeavour which was to
sudo rm /etc/grub.d/60_memtest86+ I did that and the warning is gone. Was that okay that I did that? I’ve got timeshift sorted so I could go back, If that wasn’t the correct fix is there one?
Also I’m not used to zsh I’ve only used bash. I installed manjaro a couple of times today. The first time when I was downloading kernels the writing in the terminal all went red, why was that? but the second time I installed manjaro and downloaded kernels the writing in the terminal stayed white, so I couldn’t reproduce it. Is there any issue with me changing the shell with
chsh -s /bin/bash
I apologise for any mistakes that I’ve made in this post and thank you in advance for any help.