I have been using Ubuntu for a few years now and have been happy with until lately. The OS has been slowing down and I don’t like how the package management is handled with Snap, for example some apps don’t work when installed via snap.
I have been eager to move to a less is more OS and feel like giving endeavouros a try. I have downloaded the OS and will try it, but I have some questions in the meantime if you don’t mind:
1. Laptop Specs.
Works OK in Ubuntu, although I have some issues with the graphics driver with HDMI output every now and then, especially after updates. I just use the VGA output. I suspect the problems arise with the Intel/NVidia NVS 4200M combo GPU . Sometime when I list the GPU hardware I get Intel® HD Graphics 3000 other times The NVS 4200M.
Dell Latitude E6420, 8G RAM, 500G HD. Full spec below
I have a HP OfficeJet 6500A printer. I have been using the printer and scanner without issues on Ubuntu. I assume it work in endeavouros with correct package installed
I have been using Gnome with Ubuntu. I suspect that some of the issues is related to Gnome. Takes a long time to boot up/shut down, some programs take a few minutes to start for the first time, etc, etc.
I know the desktop is user specific, but what desktop would you suggest? I do a lot of python programming (PyCharm) and electrical/electronic hardware development.
4. Suggested partition
What is the suggested partitioning. Currently I have a 30G partition for root, 450G for home and 12G swap
Sorry, the below table does not show properly in forum
H/W path Device Class Description ========================================================= system Latitude E6420 /0 bus 032T9K /0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS /0/4 processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz /0/4/5 memory 32KiB L1 cache /0/4/6 memory 256KiB L2 cache /0/4/7 memory 3MiB L3 cache /0/41 memory 8GiB System Memory /0/41/0 memory 8GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1333 MHz (0.8 ns) /0/41/1 memory DIMM [empty] /0/100 bridge 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller /0/100/1 bridge Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port /0/100/1/0 display GF119M [NVS 4200M] /0/100/1/0.1 multimedia GF119 HDMI Audio Controller /0/100/2 display 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller /0/100/16 communication 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 /0/100/19 eno1 network 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville) /0/100/1a bus 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 /0/100/1a/1 usb1 bus EHCI Host Controller /0/100/1a/1/1 bus Integrated Rate Matching Hub /0/100/1a/1/1/4 communication DW375 Bluetooth Module /0/100/1a/1/1/5 multimedia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_FHD /0/100/1b multimedia 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller /0/100/1c bridge 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 /0/100/1c.1 bridge 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 /0/100/1c.1/0 wlp3s0 network Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 /0/100/1c.2 bridge 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 /0/100/1c.3 bridge 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 /0/100/1c.5 bridge 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 /0/100/1c.5/0 generic OZ600FJ0/OZ900FJ0/OZ600FJS SD/MMC Card Reader Controller /0/100/1c.5/0.1 storage O2 Micro, Inc. /0/100/1d bus 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 /0/100/1d/1 usb2 bus EHCI Host Controller /0/100/1d/1/1 bus Integrated Rate Matching Hub /0/100/1d/1/1/1 bus USB2.0 Hub /0/100/1d/1/1/1/1 input Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM) /0/100/1d/1/1/1/2 input USB Multimedia Keyboard /0/100/1d/1/1/8 generic 5880 /0/100/1f bridge QM67 Express Chipset LPC Controller /0/100/1f.2 storage 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] /0/100/1f.3 bus 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller /0/1 system PnP device PNP0103 /0/2 system PnP device PNP0c02 /0/3 system PnP device PNP0b00 /0/5 input PnP device PNP0303 /0/6 printer PnP device PNP0401 /0/7 generic PnP device DLL0493 /0/8 system PnP device PNP0c02 /0/9 system PnP device PNP0c01 /0/a scsi0 storage /0/a/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 500GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABF0 /0/a/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 28GiB EXT4 volume /0/a/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 425GiB EXT4 volume /0/a/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 11GiB Linux swap volume /0/b scsi1 storage /0/b/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD+-RW TS-U633J /1 power DELL 5G67C13
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