Season's greetings to everyone! :-)
I've been able to get my Asus KGPE-D16 running with coreboot 4.6 and Qubes 4 and
I'm pleased to report it has been nice and stable over the holiday period, save for a
few minor issues.
Suspend works fine on a fresh install of Qubes 4, however applying the latest updates then
stops this from working. (It goes in to suspend but does not resume properly). I'm
assuming this is now a Qubes issue.
My Intel Optane 900p NVME drive does not work reliably with Qubes 4. It initially appears
fine but anywhere between 4-12 hours after boot the system will panic and switch to a
read-only file system - you can't run any commands without an "Input/Output
Error" even in Dom 0. The only course of action when this is encountered appears to
be a hard reset. Unsurprisingly, getting any kind of logs about what is actually happening
has proven fruitless so far :-(
I have therefore switched to a normal SATA drive for the last week and this has been nice
and stable. I suspect my best course of action to get a higher performing filesystem is to
move to 4 SATA SSDs in RAID 10. If anyone has any other suggestions to get faster drive
access with this platform (particularly good random read/write performance for using lots
of concurrent VMs in Qubes) or possible approaches to fix my NVME drive issue, they would
be much appreciated.
My only other minor issue at the moment is lack of fan control. If I run "sudo
pwmconfig" in dom0 I get the message "There are no pwm-capable sensor modules
installed". I suspect I need to enable some additional modules, so if anyone can
provide me some explicit directions on how to do this, it would again be much