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Late 2019 Stealth... Anyone chime in on linux support?

Discussion in 'The Linux Corner' started by Sumarious, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. judgedeath2

    judgedeath2 New Member

    Mercury White RBS user checking in.... I installed the latest Linux Mint beta (LM 20) with pretty good results, 5.4 kernel. Wifi works, touchpad works, hw accel for video works. Fn keys all work. Using openrazer + polychromatic for the keyboard. Battery life quite good, 7+ hours at 50% brightness on light load with wifi on.

    Only major issue so far is sleep/suspend not working.
     
  2. I'm also keen to buy the stealth 2020 but without clear communication on linux support ( especially the Nvidia GPU in my case) I can't push the buy button.
    Razor pls wake up and make this amazing hw support Linux. It's kind of a shame it does not by default.
     
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  3. APATITEsmart551

    APATITEsmart551 New Member

    I've found that it can be really distro dependent. Mint/Ubuntu etc are usually pretty good at finding all the weird non-open-source drivers but sometimes there's a bit of lag on newer hardware.

    Pure Debian usually requires a bit of digging around. Sometimes you can find things like synaptic touchpad drivers and wifi drivers by setting the "main contrib nonfree" tags for your repos in /etc/apt/sources.list. Sometimes you need to go digging around using tools like NDISwrapper. A fresh Debian install almost always needs a hardware Ethernet connection to get running unless you happen to know the exact packages you need, in which case the easiest way is to just dl them directly from the Debian repo onto a USB or whatever git wizardry you might need to perform in order to get all the build sources. I think most USB Ethernet adapters might be plug and play but I'm not 100%.

    The Arch Wiki has a lot of great in-depth info for getting things working from the ground up even on non-arch setups (but all of the pacman commands would be substituted for apt-get or aptitude on a Debian-based system or yum for Fedora, etc...).

    Also running "lspci -a" in terminal can usually give you a good idea at what hardware you're looking at. I usually do that to make sure the OS can atleast see the hardware (if not there's usually something bigger than drivers that's broken). I then do a search for "[insert WiFi bridge] Linux drivers" and I can usually pinpoint the issue.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2020
  4. rnd_ash

    rnd_ash New Member

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