I have got my hands on this laptop. Will try to make it to work with Qubes OS. I will give it a go for a few days and if Tuxedo laptop won’t be compatible will return the device back under 14 days return guarantee.
The first issue I have encountered is when booting from Installation USB Qubes OS 4.1.1
X startup failed, aborting installation
The installation can not continue and the system will be rebooted
What are the first steps to try to debug this issue? Please guide me.
WiFi network works out of the box. USB-C to Ethernet also works, but has to be manually connected to sys-net.
The makeup from suspend is still an issue. I added mem_sleep_default=deep option to the kernel, device goes to sleep BUT laptop responds to key press weirdly: powers on, black screen and shuts off. Definitely would be nice to get suspend to work correctly.
@ All please help!
I am going to skip this for now and continue with NVIDIA driver.
to compile and install NVIDIA drivers. All worked, however, when I installed KDE Desktop Environment, enabled “Wobble effect” compared nouveau and nvidia drivers performance I find nvidia causes extra fan noise, even when idle, and tearing when moving “wobble” windows. So I have switched back to nouveau as it performs better and fan is totally silent when idle.
PS: if you are buying this model, get a generic Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 model and save some money @bankroll
What I was also pleasantly surprised with is that when I plugged in the second SSD, I was able to install Windows 11 on its hardware. Depending on an individual threat model, you might like this option of hassle free dual boot hitting F7 at start.
Also you can make Windows as a default boot, so if at the airport one asks you to turn it on, they see Windows booting.
This dual boot is a risk for some, because /boot partition can potentially be accessed from Windows 11 and tampered with. The only workaround is to disable Qubes SSD from BIOS if installed in the second slot.
Good point, you mentioned ditching the Nvidia GPU and saving some cash, did you find that the Laptop was still able to run an external monitor with the integrated graphics? I have two 4k screens and am curious.