I am trying to install netrunner on a new amd based pc (gigabyte 970A-D3 motherboard, AMD FX-8320 cpu, Gigabyte Radeon HD7750 GPU). First attempt was with Dryland 2 (32bit) as we use it on other laptops in the house. It required noapic to install but then failed to shutdown and widescreen graphics were not supported. I downloaded 12.12.1-amd64 and tried again. This time shutdown and graphics are fine but the network fails to connect (RTL8111/8168B controller - senses the cable when inserted but can’t get an IP address - I found posts elsewhere re this problem with quantal & amd but no solution), only 2 of the usb2 ports are live and none of the usb3 ports (I haven’t searched this one yet). All ports and the network work under windows (and SE2 I believe though I didn’t check every port at that time).
The question is - will I have better luck in returning to SE2 as the problems are more easily fixed?