I recently had an issue on my system where i deleted python 3.8, instead of the python 3.9... slip of the finger while typing. I didn't have a backup of the system. I know... shame. now i had my Ventoy ready to go with 16 Pro. This was not the install i did a writeup on. The system didn't take. It gave me errors from the beginning, thinking that it didn't overwrite the partition. So i erased the partition, wrote over it using ntfs and several gigs, over 20, of data, then tried to reinstall to that partition again. No go. So i moved some partitions around, deleted that one and placed an ext4 on a different nvme drive. It took, sort of. I got everything installed and attempted cinnamon... issue. So i removed cinnamon completely, --purge, and just installed Nemo. Had everything back, working... things looked good.
Open zoom for class, like normal, open the chat, and the entire system freezes. Hard reboot. Every time i opened the chat it froze. I didn't open the chat again through the rest of class... four reboots was enough. I has been turning extensions on earlier, so i turned them off, same thing. Mind you, chat was working fine earlier when i was tutoring. So we're my earbuds, now that didn't accept the mic anymore. Worked fine in the live image, worked fine on fresh install... stopped arbitrarily. I'm afraid to reinstall and not interested in any other distribution.
Asus Tuf Gaming A17, Ryzen 7 8-core
processor, 32GB DDR4 Ram, 2 NVMe Samsung 970 1TB drives with nvidia GTX1660 card.
The nvidia drivers work. Running 5.11.38 kernel. Trimmed the drives in Zorin and MS (dual boot). It acts like the drives are failing, but the machine is only one year old, almost. December 10th it will be. No real issues until now. Warranty was from purchase date, doesn't matter that i had a three month wait to get it...i know, messed up. Anywho, thoughts?