Hello all. I've been enjoying Garuda for a while now, started in January of 2021. Unfortunately, my laptop is starting to burn out, both with occasional cpu overheats and the hard disk is beginning to fail, so I ordered a new laptop.
It's going to be interesting to see what kind of issues I'll have getting Garuda working on that machine.
I ordered a Dell XPS 17 (9710). I understand that to get linux to see the SSD I'll have to start with some changes to the UEFI settings right off the bat, updating default SATA mode from RAID to AHCI, should be interesting. On my current laptop, I never made this change (just left windows on the tiny SSD) so linux only sees the second non-SSD drive, the new one only has an SSD so a new adventure..
I've also read that the gpus not working properly with bbswitch, and instead I need to use only primus and bumblebee and to start GPU driven applications with optirun or primusrun, but I know nothing about Garuda defaults yet. Will have to dig in to figure this out.
I've also read that I will have some issues with fan profiles that will need to be addressed in the bios side. Never done any of that before either.
And last, I've read I might need to compile a custom kernel to get all the XPS fixes.
I recall reading on these forums as some point, some details on setting up laptops, I'll have to search those out again too, maybe some other extra insights are already documented here, it's been too long so I don't recall what all was in those posts.
Like I said, an adventure! Should be interesting, and might take a while, but it will be quite satisfying once I work though everything.
Am I the only one who enjoys a challenge like this even though I don't know much about how to deal with these issues at the start?