I have trouble trying to boot into Garuda XFCE on my recently acquired Dell optiplex 9070 micro station. After choosing to boot into Gardua (either free or nonfree drivers) I just get a black screen.
Secure boot and fast boot are disabled, as well as most of Intel advanced features in BIOS. I tried
iommu=soft to no avail. I tried
i915.modeset=0 and removing
quiet, which gets me a bit further but ultimately fails to start X. I have absolute faith in my live USB as I used it to install garuda on multiple other platforms without issues.
I successfully booted into Gardua KDE Dragonized and even installed it painlessly, and succeeded in booting a Xubuntu 20.04.3 live USB.
After hours of research, I read somewhere (Sorry I don´t have the link) about some bug or incompatibility with Intel CometLake graphics which was resolved in kernel 5.11...
As Garuda xfce is loaded with linux-lts kernel running 5.10, Gardua KDE is running linux-zen 5.15 and Xubuntu running 5.11, I guess that might be the root of my problem.
Is there a way to get my hands on a Garuda XFCE based off linux-zen 5.15 kernel to try it out ?
Also, for general information, why does the xfce version comes with linux-lts instead of linux-zen as the other versions ?
Thanks for your help,