Before making ArchLabs a daily driver, most of my experience with linux was for fun and experimental. Rarely, did I need to keep anything before installing new. This time, I should likely save some stuff. I assume I should copy my Home folder if I can get access to it. Any other useful tips?
Backstory: Family called and wanted to play Tabletop Simulator. I had installed on my work desktop, but my spouse wanted to play. So I grabbed Steam and she bought the game. I installed it on my ArchLabs laptop and it would freeze. I assumed it was something to do with my damn graphics card(s). 2010 Macbook Pro with intel/Nvidia setup. I remember playing with it after first installing AL, but I figured something was amiss and wondered if I could try to find some quick gui like bumblebee or optimus manager to see if I could stop the crash. Well, when your friends are on the other line asking if it is working, I rushed and didn’t read. Now, the laptop boots to a black screen with “_” in the left corner. I was thinking of doing a clean install anyway. I guess I forced my own hand.
BTW, I miss y’all. I always mean to stop here and chat as I did before. The whole pandemic thing has triggered some of the anxiety and depression I was working on.