Dear Friends on the Forum
First let me thank all of you quite a lot.
For the last 23 years I am using GNU-Linux to do all my works of teaching, reading, and writing a lot, and at times watching movies like everyone else. I am not technical at all. I teach Economics in a Kolkata college for a little more than three decades and I write in Bangla (the actual name of what the colonial British called Bengali). As ‘paying back to the community’ I wrote quite a few essays and two books on Linux and uploaded them ‘copyleft’ on the Web.
I used a lot of FLOSS OS-s before coming to Arch Linux some two years back and at last I thought I discovered something when I would not want to explore any more.
But, then, eight months back I purchased a desktop machine with the CPU and VGA details like these:
inxi -C -G
Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i5-9400F bits: 64 type: MCP cache:
L2: 1.5 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4100 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800
4: 800 5: 800 6: 800
Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] driver: nvidia v: 390.147
Device-2: Logitech HD Webcam C615 type: USB
Display: x11 server: X.Org 22.214.171.124 driver: loaded: nvidia
unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.147
And hell got loose. I tried everything around ‘noueveau’ and proprietary drivers from NVIDIA but nothing worked. In fact I tried even to dual boot into some other FLOSS OS like Manjaro, Fedora, and so on – tried it some uncountable times. But nothing worked. Almost all my works stopped. I had to purchase a laptop as an alternative.
And then at last one of my Linux friends sent me a link about this EndeavourOS.
Linux 5.10.87-1-lts #1 SMP Fri, 17 Dec 2021 10:43:27 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux Linux 5.10.87-1-lts #1 SMP Fri, 17 Dec 2021 10:43:27 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
This was really outstanding. First, no problems any more with graphics. And secondly, and more importantly, this had everything that I loved in AL and some more things that I have already started liking a lot.
I was so moved that now I have installed EOS on both my desktop and laptop. Though the laptop had no problem with Arch. It is AMD Ryzen CPU with Radeon VGA. And within a few days I am going to install the same in my daughter’s machine.
I don’t know how to thank you. Obviously I am thinking about donation and other means as and when they are possible. But, I am really overwhelmed in gratitude. You have given me back my machine, my work and my peace.