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pwyoung / RESURRECT POP-OS UEFI
Last active Nov 15, 2021
RESURRECT POP-OS UEFI
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# Goal, be able to boot to PopOS again
# PROBLEM: This system (ROG GS733QSA) is nuts.
It only boots into PopOS-21.10. Also, the UEFI entries were just reset apparently because it booted to Windows.
This caused:
- PopOs UEFI entries to disappear
- Bios sound-on-boot to come back (even though it was deactivated).
# NOTES:
The sound has to be deactivated in BIOS via a user app (Windows Crate, or asus-linux apps).
This is because this Bios has been stripped of virtually all user switches (e.g. for virtualization, GPU control, etc).
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pwyoung / Add Software to Asus Rog G733QSA
Last active Nov 14, 2021
Add Software to Asus Rog G733QSA
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Goal: Record what was done after initial setup of PopOS-21.10 on the laptop.
Background:
- Prior setup steps are here:
- https://gist.github.com/pwyoung/e5bf9e41e166cb89ad63b6e7782ce311
Problems:
- WIFI flakiness.
- Supposedly this wifi chip flakes out on Windows too. But here's the observed behaviour.
- Observed behaviour:
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pwyoung / Boot troubles with Rog G733QSA
Last active Nov 14, 2021
Boot troubles with Rog G733QSA
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GOAL: Be able to utilize Asus Rog G733QSA "properly":
- without fear of getting "stuck" at a black screen
- with the ability to use an external monitor or the internal monitor
- without fear that my stack is running relatively unsecured/ungoverned and/or very old code.
- ideally, with the ability to run Windows via QEMU and VFIO
CURRENT PAIN POINTS:
- Booting to almost all Linux Live USB distros results in a black screen.
PopOS21.10 is the only exception (details below).
- Sometimes booting results in a black screen.
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pwyoung / fedora-35-asus-linux
Last active Nov 10, 2021
Asus Rog G733QSA attempt to install Fedora 35 and asus-linux components
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# Goal: Follow asus-linix Fedora docs as much as possible to get a system working properly
https://asus-linux.org/wiki/fedora-guide/
Notes:
- Before installation, it was confirmed that the iGPU was in "auto" mode in Windows in the Crate software.
- Due to behviour of this laptop (G733QSA), I can not follow the instructions to not use an external monitor (at all times anyway).
https://asus-linux.org/wiki/fedora-guide/#use-the-laptop-screen
There are two cases where booting to a black screen seemed inevitable until I added the second monitor
- The Fedora-34-workstation-spin live usb boots to a black screen when using only the laptop's screen.
View How to run a script at GDM start?
# goal: Figure out how to run a command (e.g. xrandr) as GDM starts
# Specifically, I am hitting a situation as described here:
# - https://asus-linux.org/faq/#why-did-nvidia-mode-give-me-black-screen-with-xorg
# "there are many ways to do this so you will need to search for the right way for your login manager."
# The problem is that on GDM, on Fedora, this seems to not be supported.
Notes:
This bug was aggressively ignored since 2012 and then closed.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=851769
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pwyoung / fedora34spin-asus-linux
Last active Nov 10, 2021
Aus Rog G733QSA attempt to install Fedora and "asus-linux" with Fedora 34 Spin
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# Goal: Follow asus-linix Fedora docs as much as possible to get a system working properly
https://asus-linux.org/wiki/fedora-guide/
Notes:
- Before installation, it was confirmed that the iGPU was in "auto" mode in Windows in the Crate software.
- Due to behviour of this laptop (G733QSA), I can not follow the instructions to not use an external monitor (at all times anyway).
https://asus-linux.org/wiki/fedora-guide/#use-the-laptop-screen
There are two cases where booting to a black screen seemed inevitable until I added the second monitor
- The Fedora-34-workstation-spin live usb boots to a black screen when using only the laptop's screen.