2020 pavilion x360

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I love linux and I've been using it for a few years, but resonantly while running into a gas station someone just opened my truck door and took my both my windows work laptop and person my linux laptop.

So this weekend I ran up to best buy to get a new personal laptop. First thing I wanted to do when I got home with it was to install linux. However I am not having much luck. I got an HP pavilion x360 which is a small cheaper laptop.

The wifi is not working, there is realtek rtl8821ce wifi card not supported right now in any distro I can find, and for some reason I have not looked into yet the sound isn't working ether. Also this laptop doesn't have a wired internet port. I can use usb tether to my phone...but super slow.

So my question to you all is, does anybody have new HP Pavilion x360 and have you found a distro that fully supports it, without hours of troubleshooting?
 


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The realtek rtl 8821ce wifi card has had a driver with native support for the Linux platform since kernel 5.9 (the latest one). Try using a rolling release distribution such as Arch or its derivatives, if you want an easier setup, such as EndeavourOS, RebornOS or Garuda Linux.
 

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The realtek rtl 8821ce wifi card has had a driver with native support for the Linux platform since kernel 5.9 (the latest one). Try using a rolling release distribution such as Arch or its derivatives, if you want an easier setup, such as EndeavourOS, RebornOS or Garuda Linux.
Source: https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=pci:10ec-c821-17aa-c024
It looks like this may help you out: https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce
If that one doesn't work you can also try this one: https://github.com/MounirErhili/rtl8821ce
I love linux and I've been using it for a few years, but resonantly while running into a gas station someone just opened my truck door and took my both my windows work laptop and person my linux laptop.
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Just imagine that person scored a lethal hit from the money they got from selling the laptops they stole from you. People should keep their hands off of stuff that isn't theirs!
 
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So I went to try Arch, and I have never used this distro before. I wanted to try a live version of the distro before I install. I didn't see where they have a live version for download, and the directions I found online to make a live version required you have linux installed, which I don't.

So any other ideas where I can find a live distro with the 5.9 kernel ??
 

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So any other ideas where I can find a live distro with the 5.9 kernel ??
Have I got a distro for you! Except for the Live USB instance... I don't think it has that...

openSUSE Tumbleweed is a remarkably stable rolling-release, which sounds like an oxymoron but somehow manages to be true.


It's a fantastic distro, in my opinion. I have multiple VMs and it was on bare metal until just the other day when I dedicated that box to Lubuntu testing. I actually put LMDE on it (not the testing distro) but that's a topic for another day.

Give it a shot! You can actually poke around with the Leap version here:


Tumbleweed is pretty much exactly like that, but with near-bleeding-edge software, including the 5.9 kernel.
 

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So I went to try Arch, and I have never used this distro before. I wanted to try a live version of the distro before I install. I didn't see where they have a live version for download, and the directions I found online to make a live version required you have linux installed, which I don't.

So any other ideas where I can find a live distro with the 5.9 kernel ??
 

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...such as Arch or its derivatives, if you want an easier setup, such as EndeavourOS, RebornOS or Garuda Linux.
:)@tbrooks76 G'day and welcome to linux.org

You did not look far enough past Arch.

This from my EndeavourOS

Code:
[[email protected] ~]$ uname -r
5.9.8-arch1-1
Also Arcolinux is worth a look, I run 2 of them

From my terminal output

kernel 5.9.8-arch1-1

ie the same as Endeavour

https://arcolinux.info/download/

HTH

Chris Turner
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:)@tbrooks76 G'day and welcome to linux.org

You did not look far enough past Arch.

This from my EndeavourOS

Code:
[[email protected] ~]$ uname -r
5.9.8-arch1-1
Also Arcolinux is worth a look, I run 2 of them

From my terminal output

kernel 5.9.8-arch1-1

ie the same as Endeavour

https://arcolinux.info/download/

HTH

Chris Turner
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Most Linux distributions are not on kernel 5.9. And personally I forgot what kernel vereions Gentoo and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed currently are on. I knew they were a couple of versions behind Arch but I wasn't too sure.
 


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