This is my first time installing a Linux distribution, and I have to say, I really enjoy the customization and overall experience of Zorin!
However, the experience of setting everything up has not been as smooth and I have some questions that I hope you could answer.
This is my inxi/specs
I am also dual-booting Windows 10 with Zorin as there are still some things I want to keep that are better on Windows.
Firstly, there is a very weird issue with my keyboard as it often glitches out and keeps repeating some keystrokes like backspace and other letters, but this is 100% not an issue with the keyboard itself as in Windows it works perfectly. A temporary workaround that I found was to disable key-holding whatsoever so that a keystroke cannot repeat, but this comes with a downside – I myself can’t hold buttons on my keyboard for them to be repeated.
Secondly, when installing Zorin I chose dual booting as I plan on using both it and Windows, but when creating the partition on my hard drive for the OS, it created both the partition for the system and what I assume is a EFI/booting partition (not sure) and for some reason this has appeared in Windows as a browsable partition. When trying to remove a drive letter from it in Windows so that it is no longer in the UI when browsing my PC, the system app that is used for it, Disk Management, simply has all the options grayed out. Is there a possibility that I can hide it somehow else?
Thirdly, is there a way to set a ‘default’ audio device as I have multiple but use only one. Maybe there is a way to just disable the others?
I also have some questions about the Wi-Fi settings in the OS. My computer has two Wi-Fi adapters, one on the motherboard and one attached through USB. The USB adapter is much better than the motherboard one as it provides much better speeds and much less latency, but when checking my internet speed through the Ookla speedtest it shows speeds for about 40 megabits/second while the USB adapter usually provides me for about 300 megabits/second. How would I go about switching which adapter I use?
Lastly, I wanted to ask if there are some drivers that are needed for the USB adapter. The adapter I am using is based on the RTL8814AU chip, it is the TP-Link T9UH V2, and the latest Linux drivers for it on their site are impossible to use as when trying to use “sudo make” on the files that are provided in the terminal (I was following the steps they provided for installing the drivers) just sends a bunch of errors and doesn’t create anything installable that would work. I suspect that it might be linked to the fact that the released drivers are for an old kernel version, but might there be another driver that can be used for this?
Thanks in advance for everything!