ASUS Zenbook Q408UG
A 14" Ryzen 5500U-powered laptop with a metal chassis, released in early 2021.
|GPU (AMD, integrated)||
No special kernel parameters or firmware were needed for a typical installation.
The following was used to get a reliably working keyboard in initramfs. It is unknown if all the items are necessary, but they at least appear to get the job done.
# For early (initramfs) keyboard # In the MODULES section MODULES=(amdgpu asus_wmi atkbd dm_crypt ext4 fat i2c_hid i8042 ohci_pci xhci_pci) # In the HOOKS section HOOKS=(base udev keyboard keymap sleep autodetect modconf block encrypt lvm2 filesystems fsck)
The initial BIOS / Setup screen is highly graphical and somewhat mouse-driven. However, the menu can be switched to a more traditional one, which is called "Advance" mode. It uses the arrow, enter, escape, etc keys for all navigation. Press F7 at the first BIOS screen to switch to that "Advance" mode.
In order to use Bluetooth headphones with both HSP/HFP (phone headset) and A2DP (high quality audio) modes in the A2DP mode, I had to replacewith AUR. I have not had to do this on other laptops, but I cannot say for certain if this is actually necessary.