Yeah. I have given it another go today. It won't work unfortunately. The wireless adapter and GPU in the notebook are a fatal combination. I got round the wireless adapter okay but the GPU won't work with nouveau at anything other than 1024x768 or boot at all consistently with nvidia drivers installed after downgrading the xorg server files as suggested in the how to section. I'll keep LXDE 9 on it and maintain the packages manually after support ends until such time the notebook finally works as a doorstop only.
I currently install alternately sourced stable updates for Java, Transmission, LibreOffice, bleachbit and Thunderbird manually so a few more to maintain in future won't hurt.
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