Hey, guess where i'm posting this from?
My wirelessly connected KaOS tablet...
A couple notes for when I inevitably have issues with a future re-install:
makepkg & pacman install seemd to go well, but i ended up with:
"modprobe: FATAL: Module 8723bu not found in directory /lib/modules/5.1.15-1"
Even though i was sure to remove the /usr from the PKGBUILD file, apparently not in the copy i ended up importing, so had to catch that and clean it up.
poking around, I noticed that my module was .ko, but all the other ones were .ko.gz, so i added "gzip 8723bu.ko" before the driver install in PKGBUILD.
Not sure if that was necessary, or even a good idea, because it wasn't the fix; that was "depmod", which I was prompted to do after the first install, but had completely forgotten about after all the poking around.
Next week: Touchscreen!