This is my first post, so sorry if anything is weird.
Disk: I managed to install without any issue when it arrived, but I think it was luck. After installing a second nvme and a sata disk, nothing booted. Even the installer stopped working.
Some time later I discovered it was Intel VMD.
To disable it, go on the BIOS, select “main” and ctr+s. A new set of options will appear where you can disable that.
Also, you can disable secure boot by setting an admin password, disabling secure boot, then disabling the password. This BIOS is awful.
GPU: installs and boots fine, but getting an external monitor to work has some caveats. You can probably live with nouveau no external monitor is attached.
state of defaults: nouveau+xorg is currently broken for RTX 3060 (will update if I find a proper bug report). It shows a frozen screen where you can only see the mouse moving over a frozen window. I reproduced this on Ubuntu as well. Somehow it works on Wayland, but not on xorg.
So, I installed nvidia proprietary drivers version 525 to get the external monitor working. Had also to install the xorg driver for the nvidia driver, as described in the docs.
Machine performance is solid. 19k passmark points inside a vm with smt=on and cpufreq=none, but obviously not recommended.
I will keep an eye for that xorg+nouveau bug and if it gets fixed I will try the defaults again.
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