Note that it was after installation that I had noticed that the 'virtualization' setting could have been set in the BIOS. This was enabled after installation, in case it can be relevant here.
- Boot: Immediately before the disc passphrase is entered, a message appears on bootup: 'perfectr msr not accessible [msr c0010201 is 0]'. In front of that error message, a 7-digit number also appears enclosed within square brackets (for instance, '[2.311248]') that generally varies at bootup for each session. Otherwise, no error messages noticed typically in startup screen script.
- Login works well.
- Qubes VM Manager responds well. Builtin Fedora template update facility used somewhat frequently and works ok.
- Using ethernet out of the box, can surf internet, and using builtin audio device and video screen can listen to music websites e.g. grooveshark.com
more recently though not at first (perhaps some update fixed this?), can watch and listen to youtube videos, all with builtin 'untrusted' and 'personal' appVMs, and with a StandaloneVM created from the default Fedora template. These activities have been sluggish of late, however, after c. 2 months' use.
- Wifi, bluetooth, builtin webcam not enabled despite attempts.
Thank you for your work at Qubes; it is a great project and deserves more funding in my opinion. Sorry that I can't provide more technical info, but I am not an advanced user.
Further info on descriptors on my setup can be found in my previous users group post: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/qubes-users/josej/qubes-users/DeuU0zEaujo/j1RXwpKw7eIJ