Thanks @ricklinux Appreciate post and information. I checked lastnight which driver I have installed, and it’s solely xf86-video-ati 1:19.1.0-2 (with zen kernel, wine-tkg and mesa-aco now added). I’ve had system failures trying other drivers, I think when choosing the amdgpu option via Anarchy.
I’m not sure that trying a reinstall is best, as maybe the extra video drivers installed, e.g. nvidia, just don’t like my system, so the issue would repeat unless I could choose to only install the AMD/ATI driver. It would take some time to test/reinstall again, and I just don’t have any issues with Anarchy, on previous or new bios. I really like Mate, too, although an offline install of xfce would quite possibly work, judging by how the live ISO ran so well, before anything remote was installed.
I haven’t checked if there’s a suggestions section, but, if it adds something positive, I could request about choosing video driver and also login manager during install?
I still have Endeavour on the backup laptop, and hope to be able to respond to bits and pieces on the forum, as much a tech baby can, lol, now and then, and can also notice if there are any installer changes too.