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Offline Yquux

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[manjaro-xfce-minimal-16.06-dev-x86_64] feedback
« on: 02. March 2016, 08:42:24 »
Hello,

I tried to install manjaro-xfce-minimal-16.06-dev-x86_64 (2016-02-20) on my new laptop Asus E202SA (N3700 - 4Go), launched in UEFI and it WORKED !

I was kinda frustrated since NO version of Manjaro 15.12 was able to work on this laptop (it would show start menu but then dark screen...).

So far, just two minor bugs:
- icons on the menu bar (bottom right corner) would be greyed out sometimes
- 'special characters' (accents in french) like é-à-ê-ô are mixed with the next character of the word in all displayed text in windows

Great job !


Yquux

(I installed kernel 4.1 LTS and tried to boot - no luck - so it might have been a kenel issue with 15.12)
(installed with Calamares - went smoothly)


EDIT: after a week of updates, those two minor bugs above disappeared... !
« Last Edit: 10. March 2016, 08:28:43 by Yquux »
Desktop : Shuttle XS35V4 - J1900 - 4Go - HDD - 15.12-xfce
Netbook : EeePC1000H - N270 - 2Go - SSD - 15.12-xfce
Laptop : E202SA - N3700 - 4Go - HDD - 500Go - 16.06-xfce -dev

Offline optics

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Re: [manjaro-xfce-minimal-16.06-dev-x86_64] feedback
« Reply #1 on: 10. March 2016, 08:02:54 »
It is great , had to install archive manager and a few other needed things but I like having the choice. Also noticed dmenu can be installed on it and it works out of the box, this is not so on pre 1.

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Re: [manjaro-xfce-minimal-16.06-dev-x86_64] feedback
« Reply #2 on: 29. March 2016, 13:03:14 »
Hello,

I tried to install manjaro-xfce-minimal-16.06-dev-x86_64 (2016-02-20) on my new laptop Asus E202SA (N3700 - 4Go), launched in UEFI and it WORKED !

I was kinda frustrated since NO version of Manjaro 15.12 was able to work on this laptop (it would show start menu but then dark screen...).

So far, just two minor bugs:
- icons on the menu bar (bottom right corner) would be greyed out sometimes
- 'special characters' (accents in french) like é-à-ê-ô are mixed with the next character of the word in all displayed text in windows

Great job !


Yquux

(I installed kernel 4.1 LTS and tried to boot - no luck - so it might have been a kenel issue with 15.12)
(installed with Calamares - went smoothly)


EDIT: after a week of updates, those two minor bugs above disappeared... !

I'm betting your CPU is a Skylake CPU, which would explain why 15.12 will not boot, while 16.06-dev will. 16.06 uses kernel 4.4 which has skylake support and 15.12 uses kernel 4.1 which does not have skylake support.
Desktop PC: Manjaro XFCE 15.12 (stable, kernel 4.4)
Private Laptop: Manjaro Strit 16.03 (unstable, kernel 4.6)
Work Laptop: Manjaro Strit 16.03 (stable, kernel 4.4)
Netbook: Arch Linux XFCE/LXqt (i686, kernel 4.0)