After upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2-rc4, what was once an annoyance seems to be a real problem. Prior to upgrading, the symptoms below could generally be overcome after a max of 3 reboots. These symptoms have existed since back in Qubes 3.1 or so. Since fully upgrading to 4.2-rc4, after over a dozen reboots, the problems are persisting.
1.USB devices aren’t recognized, can’t be attached, or aren’t recognized.
a. trackpad - is often not recognized - this is my indication that the other problems will be present and I need to reboot. Sometimes if I switch to a different set of USB inputs it will recognize the trackpad, but the other issues will still persist, so still need a reboot.
b. printer - trying to do
qvm-usb a <qubevm> sys-usb:<printer> will either hang forever, or it will appear to work, but the printer is not recognized on the vm qube
2. I have one media qube that has access to the soundcard for sound output via PCI devices in Qubes Settings. If I try to play something with sound it will work the first time. But once I pause and restart playing it will be skipping and garbled sound.
This is on an Asus KGPE-D16 (desktop).
Could this be related to the new audio setup in 4.2? new kernels?
EDIT: I did try switching from Debian-12 to Fedora-38, but got nothing on Fedora-38. I’m using a disposable VM for sys-usb.