'The Zephyrus G14 is a dual-GPU gaming laptop, and Linux tends not to
fare well with that setup. But it's the only Ryzen 4000 equipped
laptop I have available—so it was obviously going to get Linux on it,
whether it liked it or not.
Since brand-new hardware generally calls for brand-new distro
versions, I grabbed a fresh copy of the Ubuntu Focal Fossa beta and
gave it a whirl. I have the sad duty of reporting that the results
were mediocre at best.'
From my recent experience of setting up a GPU machine, the Nouveau
driver was unusable to get a working desktop. I ended up having to use
the Ubuntu server edition instead with a text-based setup, which
required me to have ethernet plugged in for internet. The strangest
thing on this machine is docker: after rebooting the machine, I have
to restart docker before I can do anything with it...
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
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