I have used manjaro openbox successfully in the past and fell in love with it. At one recent point, a few months ago, I upgraded my laptop ssd to a bigger one and had to naturally reinstall. I did a dual boot setup with windows 10 at the time (the other os was manjaro openbox, again) and all worked well. At a later point I decided to go full linux and try one of the other flavors. I decided for deepin and proceeded to install it.
Surprise surprise...first issue I discovered was that I could not connect to my own wi-fi network, with the correct password, of course, both during the installer and after. One other notable issue with this flavour was that, upon shutdown / restart / anything, the system would just hang.
After deepin I tried i3. No notable issues here, I just decided it was too advanced for me and went on to...
I installed the gnome flavour and with this one, just like for deepin, I could not connect to wi-fi with the correct password. Shutdown / restart made my machine freeze. Another notable issue was that either touchpad or keyboard, or both, would stop functioning at an apparent random point after system start (not always though), rendering the system unusable. I did a full sys upgrade and still no success.
It appears I might have some luck with this flavour. I just installed it and it seems to be working for now.
What could be the reasons for these issues that I am having? Lack of compatibility with my laptop model? Are the distros the problem? Did I not burn the ISOs correctly?