I finally decided to do my first steps in linux, and installed it on a rather mediocre HP laptop I was given after succeeding a training event. After browsing the web for a couple of hours I decided to go with manjaro/gnome de, as it was discribed beginner friendly and popular among developers, and I also liked the looks.
The installation was easy and went well. Unfortunately the wifi was not set up, so I tried to set it up manually. Then it occured to me that it might not be possible at all due to driver issues. After more than three hours of reading and trial and error I eventually think it´s time to seek help in the community…
In other threads I learned that the specs might be useful, so here they are:
System: Kernel: 5.10.42-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP 250 G7 Notebook PC v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Mobo: HP model: 84AA v: 82.43 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.21 date: 07/25/2019 CPU: Info: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N4000 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Goldmont Plus rev: 1 cache: L2: 4 MiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 4378 Speed: 1018 MHz min/max: 800/2600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1018 2: 1047 Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 605 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: Quanta HP Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:3 Display: wayland server: Xorg 1.20.11 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: i915 note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 600 (GLK 2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Celeron/Pentium Silver Processor High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:0e.0 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.42-1-MANJARO running: yes Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: yes Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: 1000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 Drives: Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 7.5 GiB (6.3%) SanDisk model: SD9SN8W-128G-1006 size: 119.24 GiB Swap: Alert: No swap data was found. Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 20.0 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 180 Uptime: 2h 54m Memory: 3.66 GiB used: 1.08 GiB (29.4%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: 1129 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 inxi: 3.3.04
Wired connection is working, so this can go the “easy” way, yet I might need very detailled intel to get it done… Thanks a lot in advance!