Switching to Linux - Two years after
Hi guys, here we go again! (…and sorry for my english of “corpse”)
In previous “episodes” you have seen:
What happened this time? 2019
- processor and motherboard failure on my main gaming machine
- processor and motherboard replaced at PC repair shop
- original Manjaro KDE instalation still worked with new hardware
- I switched to Manjaro XFCE anyway
- when PC was at repair shop I bought a cheap laptop as a backup machine
- after 4 days I gave up on Win10
- I installed Manjaro XFCE
- I recently bought a new custom build PC - full AMD setup
- new era started
- laptop saved as a backup machine, just in case
- old PC prepared for new owner (win10, of course)
And now, a few details.
First things first, that poor laptop. Why did they do that?
Win10 with feature bloat + HP bloat + super anti-virus = what a combo, or how to kill a little laptop. Dont you worry little one, I will take care of you.
But seriously. When I first time started up that machine, it took me 1+ hour to finish the win 10 integrated setup. After that was still sluggish and weird. When i stopped antivirus and half of different processes then finally I was able to do atleast something... well... I made a Manjaro XFCE usb key....
Between Manjaro and laptop was only some kind of hardware bug or something with brightness, Manjaro gives me error warnings at start, I had to set some kernel parameter or what at the GRUB and thats it.
I was able to create a perfect, lighting fast linux laptop, thanks to Manjaro team.
Second experience - My old PC after processor and motherboard was replaced.
Well, everything was fine, except IOMMU or what the hell is it. I had two option with linux OS.
1 - working usb 3.0 but nothing else.
2 - working everything - except usb 3.0
Gues, what I choose? It was some kind AMD hardware bug or what, I dont know. Weird, but everything else worked like a charm. It was Manjaro XFCE edition, again. I will be missed that machine. We had a hella good time together. Good bye.
And now, brace yourself!
Ladies and gentlements, let me introduce you....
OS: Manjaro XFCE
CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 12-Core 3.5GHz / 24x threads
GPU: AMD NAVI10 - Radeon RX 5700 XT / 8 GB vRAM
RAM: 32 GB
SSD: 1 TB
HDD: 2x 2 TB
New monitor AOC 32" - 2560x1440
So far, so good. Well, except Rise of the Tomb Raider, because of bugged NAVI drivers or what, but I already finnished it, so I dont care. More updates are needed obviously. For me, its first time on AMD graphics, who knows what are the future of AMD, linux, Manjaro and everything. Im pretty much excited. Now its time, to write down a list of free and open source projects I like, and send some donations.
Thank you Manjaro Team & community.
Keep up the good work!