The L5 I have, needs to be reflashed. I updated it the other day and that was before the fix was released a few hours later. So I got a brick with a black screen, like so many others. When I do a live USB of PureOS, the system doesn’t see the WIFI card on my machine, so that’s a dead end without internet.
I have the USB-C hub incoming, the very same one that the company sells, in route. It’s my backup plan. It doesn’t solve the long term problem.
I would like to reflash to start over, as I’m still running the same OS that came on the machine. If I learned anything about Linux based OS’s, you gotta have a flash drive ready in case you gotta reinstall just in case. I also am curious to see if the machine will run better after the reflashing.
I once formatted the computer’s harddrive instead of a flash drive by mistake. I was up and running in about 3 hours after using the dodgy wifi in a pub in Croatia. Those beers were well earned!
I had a similar problem to you. I was able to reflash my L5 and everything was much better. Performance, reliability, etc. Faster bootup, faster connection to wifi, vpn, etc. And, it has a smaller footprint on the drive, than the OS image that was shipped from Purism.
the hoyoki hub does work really well for me as well.
I just reflashed the beast, and it seems to be running a little snappier too. Thanks to ya’ll for the support, and I feel happy I can start from scratch if I need to with the OS. I was able to do it with an Ubuntu machine I had laying around. It saved me the headache of trying to figure out why my PureOS live wasn’t detecting the wifi card in the host machine.