On an ASUS E203M
Busenlabs LithiumInstalled fine but kernel (4.9?) would immediately shutdown after decrypting the root volume due to incorrect thermal readings. Was not able to disable this via thermal.nocrt=1 boot param
AntiX 21Live system did not have working mouse. Did not proceed to installation as I didn't want to be stuck with having to fix the mouse issue.
bodhi linux HWE 6.0.0
Mouse works in the live system, I like the Enlightenment lineage. No GUI setting to disable tap-to-click on the touchpad, resolved via synclient MaxTapTime=0 so not a deal breaker. However despite being lightweight there was noticable GUI lag when running the installer.
Q4OS Gemini, Trinity
I like the idea of Trinity Desktop and they are using a decently recent kernel as well (5.10). Installed fine but wifi doesn't connect to the 5G network. Worked fine on 2.4G. Had an annoying issue where Alt-Space didn't work, giving me ISO_Next_Group. Fixed it by setting via xkb options to use "both ctrl at the same time" to switch languages which then allowed alt-space to work as intended.
Systems feels really snappy and the retro look is not bad. Sticking with this one for now.