Hello guys, I’m new here and I may have put this in the wrong forum. Feel free to move it.
I’ve used seven or eight different Linuxes on the Debian branch. I’m considering a move to ArchLabs partly because I miss CrunchBang.
I attempted to install AL on a much-used netbook over the weekend. The computer in question has worked happily with several different Linuxes.
Early in the install I got a series of warnings about missing firmware identified by 6 or 7-letter codes. I noted several down and will gladly share but I’d like to keep this general so I’ll just mention that the first of them was XHCI_PCI and that there’s some online discussion of that one. (There were five or six others.)
The installer seemed to work around the problems but while it was building and installing all the downloaded apps it flashed up a prompt for me to fix the issues (which had only been identified by flashed-up messages 10min earlier) and then closed down the install process. I tried with both the vanilla and LTS kernels; same problem.
I’m guessing that, if I was familiar with Arch I’d recognize what was going on. I don’t need specific hand holding but if someone could explain the problem in a couple of sentences and point me at an appropriate resource?