Notes on the use of operating systems that are not officially supported - TUXEDO Computers

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Notes on the use of operating systems that are not officially supported

    TUXEDO Computers offers several Linux operating systems for pre-installation in its shop when configuring a notebook. These operating systems are officially supported by TUXEDO. Of course, you are also free to install an operating system that is not officially supported.

    Officially supported

    The currently officially supported Linux operating systems are:

    • TUXEDO OS 20.04 / 22.04 LTS (recommended)
    • Kubuntu 20.04 / 22.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 20.04 / 22.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 / 22.04 LTS

    If you have one of these operating systems pre-installed (you can also order a notebook without pre-installation), the installation supports all components of the notebook. Of course, you are free to install an operating system that is not officially supported on your device. Then you can use our drivers and scripts to try to enable features that are not or not completely supported by this operating system, such as e.g., the keyboard backlight. 

     

     

    Which drivers, scripts and packages to install?

    We are often asked if there is a manual on our website, which details the drivers, scripts, and packages that need to be installed for distribution XY. There is no such guide for a good reason because it would not be possible to keep it up to date with reasonable effort. This is mainly because most distributions ship their own kernels, which are constantly changing. We also cannot reliably track further changes in the unsupported distributions. 

    Tomte to the rescue?

    Customers also often ask whether you can retrofit missing support for unsupported operating systems with the Tomte driver configuration service. Unfortunately, this is not possible for the reasons mentioned above. Tomte is only suitable for use on operating systems supported by us.

    General procedure

    Even unsupported operating systems generally run well on TUXEDO notebooks. In any case, you should install the TUXEDO Control Center. If the keyboard backlight is not fully supported, installing the keyboard driver from the TUXEDO repository might help. To achieve that, you first have to add the repository to the source list of your distribution. How to do that is shown in this tutorial on our website.