I want to start this off by saying that I know for a fact that my hardware works with Qubes. It worked flawlessly with Qubes 4.0 and it meets the hardware requirements. Yes, virtualization is enabled, and yes as far as I know I am on the newest BIOS update. I have tried with and without kernel-latest, I have tried every kernel available in GRUB. I have made sure dom0 is fully up to date and even tried the testing repos to no avail.
Ever since installing 4.1 on my laptop it has basically not been usable.
-Boots take 5-20 minutes, shutdowns take 5-10 minutes.
-It’s very laggy, lots of mild graphical glitches, choppiness, text does not appear on the screen for a second or two after it is typed.
-qubes take a few minutes to start…
-sometimes, it simply doesnt boot at all. After GRUB it’s just a black screen so I have to shutdown with the power button and try again - it usually works then.
I have tried various troubleshooting techniques… I have tried turning off qube autostarts and dom0 is still poorly performing. I’ve tried mounting the LUKS volume on a live booted OS so I know it’s not an issue with the LUKS setup. I’ve tried re-installing. I have had other OSes installed and they worked fine so I know it isn’t an issue with the SSD or hardware. I have tried booting Qubes in text mode to see if anything unusual - I did not see anything unusual.
At this point I am at a loss. I don’t know what’s wrong here. I have been working to fix this issue since literally April and haven’t been able to use my laptop at all during that time. Please help me. I need there to be an actual solution. I even posted the issue on Github and didn’t get any helpful replies…
I beg anyone for some help here. At this point, I’d literally pay money for a solution.
If anyone has any input or assistance, I’d appreciate that thanks. I’d like to not have to buy a new laptop over this.