Hello there, this evening I bought a new pc and hopped onto it to install Manjaro real quick just to be hit by a big dilemma:
While booting the live USB it would get stuck because the PC has a Ryzen 5 5500U which is badly supported by older versions. Indeed, downloading the latest did get me to boot and install Manjaro flawslessly.
BUT the PC also has a NIC which would require an r8168 driver and Manjaro by default comes with only r8169 which does not work, and so I can’t use neither wifi or ethernet, thus without the possibility to install the correct driver in some way.
So I can’t install older ISOs because it would not boot and can’t install newer ones because I would get stuck here. I’ve used manjaro for quite some time now and I would be uncomfrotable hopping away now, anyone can help me?
EDIT: seems that the missing driver is actually RTL8852AE, I’m invastigating it further but any help regardinh its installation with no internet is appreciated
EDIT2: this problem affects all distros. best solution is to tether via USB and install the drivers from the aur, solved in minutes after hours wasted