Firstly, thank you for the warm welcome to the Forum from so many members. It certainly encourages me to remain with you all.
Successes! Thanks to the suggestions from members I now have most of my “must have” programs installed and working, including Variety (but cannot display Clock or Quotes), Osmo, gParted, KMyMoney, Gramps, Gimp, etc. So, I’m a relatively happy geriatric.
Failures and part failures. All the subject of separate posts.
EndeavourOS will only load in Advanced mode.
Simple scan - does not recognise flat bed scanner
Printers - No Print icon in Control panel, documents don’t print.
LibreOffice v7.0.1-1 All modules work, other than Writer.
Overall, I am very happy with my venture into EndeavourOS. It boots quickly, programs are fast to launch and I haven’t yet messed up the machine with any commands I have launched to install thing - having been a GUI user for nigh on 15 years that has to be a big PLUS