Hi, everyone. My laptop has come here in Brazil and I’d like to share my experience. It took 5 weeks since I ordered it on the purism website. I had to pay more 60% in customs taxes, but it was worth it. it’s exactly what I expected.
As an ex linux mint mate user, I prefer mate environment instead of gnome. So, I switched to mate just commanding apt-get install mate* and editing /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf to insert DefaultSession=mate.desktop.
I didn’t add any repository but the official, since I’m really committed to live a “new life” free of blobs.
I got a issue with the PCI graphics card, but nothing complicated. The videos was tearing, but after 5 minutes searching on the web I found out a patch for that.
Finally, I also decided to leave virtualbox and embracing kvm/qemu, all in name of privacy. I even think that Pure OS and boxes combined might be a better solution than Qubes OS.
Well, my next challenge is to achieve a better resolution and graphical performance to the boxes. Any Suggestion? I’ve tried to set up the guest xrandr to the same resolution of that of the host (3840x2160). It worked out once, I had even made a script for that, but eventually it stopped ( I got a error sort of CRTC 64). And the guest graphical performance remains much worse than in my old dell i5 running virtualbox. For me, it’s still impossible to watch videos on the boxes.
I’d appreciate if someone could help me out in this task.