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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I've had similar headaches. I've had the best luck with hardware support with Xubuntu and Ubuntu MATE, so if you're in the mood to try again you might tackle those. Maybe 17.10 or 18.04 (which is in beta) will have the best hardware support. I don't know about KDE Neon, but Elementary is currently based on Ubuntu 16.04 so I think its kernel is a year or two old. A slightly newer kernel might have the drivers you need.

But I understand completely if you've had enough. You've already probably put a day or two of work into it.

You probably figured this out already, but unfortunately it's best to do a lot of research about Linux support before buying a laptop.

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dele_ted wrote

Thanks for the recommendation. I do have a little bit of patience left, so I'll cook together a quick Ubuntu MATE live USB, always wanted to try it anyways.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I don't think they do it on purpose, Linux support just isn't big enough to be worth the investment.

It's a terrible shame, but not an intentional evil.