Well, the Acer Nitro finally arrived I gave Endless OS a quick look, it’s a decent distro, Debian-based with a somewhat recent GNOME version installed, focused on emergent markets (which gave me a very good impression, it’s a nice project with a lot of potential). However, it’s not for me, I was determined to install Fedora on it. At first glance, everything was working fine (sound, wifi etc.). Didn’t run any fancy tests (suspend/resume etc.)
(BTW Acer made some weird design decisions, nothing major, but I’ll save that for another post)
I ran F35 workstation live image, and all seemed to still work – with Radeon GPU, but that was already expected. Today, I finally installed Fedora 35 from the live image.
Installation was a breeze, and right after boot everything was working fine (here’s the LHD entry). Radeon is a perfectly nice choice for single-screen use. However, for my dau-to-day work, a secondary monitor is a must. So I’ll have to make the Nvidia GTX 1650 work.
And here is where my troubles begin… (I knew this could be a problem)
Noveau partially works. it recognizes the secondary display, but only renders its top half (second half remains blank). So, I need to use Nvidia’s proprietary drver.
rpmfusion installs just fine, but for some reason it still defaults to the AMD driver. I also tried Negativo17’s driver, no luck either.
So far, this is where I’m at, struggling to make Nvidia’s driver work (BTW it was working with Endless). I’ll keep you guys posted. Any tips of course will be much appreciated