UPDATE 06/28/2020: Am reclaiming Media Library space by deleting old pics.


Some more ‘Live’ USB testing…this time I downloaded manjaro-gnome-19.0.2-200303-linux54 & Peppermint-10-20191210-amd64 this morning. The other day I tested Netrunner 20.01 (“Twenty”) and it failed to boot on ‘Apevia’ the Ryzen™ test computer, so am just mentioning it right now as a failed test.


Using the Ryzen 5 3400G’s Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics APU (AMD’s CPU with onboard graphics) computer, I tested the ‘Live’ USB Manjaro first, and it breezed thru the graphics and Wi-Fi tests. Was extremely easy to move around in, and this was one of the first times I actually enjoyed Manjaro. Before I add those pics, let me remind you of the ‘Live’ USB tests of Zorin 15.2 & Archman 20200209 post where I mentioned – ‘Notice in the above Zorin and Archman system info pics … Zorin lists “Graphics: AMD Raven,” but Archman doesn’t offer any “Graphics” info.‘ Manjaro also lists “Graphics AMD Raven” which is something I like to see from a Distro. Here are Manjaro’s pics:




In my opinion, most people wanting to try Linux would like to have the ‘Live’ USB Distro to function without any problems before going to the installation process later…especially any new Windows users who are checking out Linux for maybe the first time. Distros like Ubuntu LTS can even be tested on a USB with persistence added, so that the USB can save your settings, which offers more time for the ‘Live’ tests since you don’t have to add the same stuff each time you want to test it. I may mention that persistence ability for a Distro in the future…it definitely makes testing easier when you can save stuff for the next time you want to test the ‘Live‘ USB Distro.

Next up was Peppermint…it booted, spotted Wi-Fi easily, and graphics were a nice 1920 x 1080; however, I couldn’t find an actual “system info” window besides some ridiculous terminal stuff, so don’t really know what it saw as the CPU and graphics. It was also difficult to move around in. Here are the pics:




After lots of searching, I found an icon that said “system info” but it led to that ‘DOS’ terminal looking stuff.

That’ll do it for this time…