Mine is here and mostly working! Some teething troubles - the fingerprint reader doesn’t seem to be playing ball yet (I’m trying Silverblue so perhaps it’s a subtle difference from Fedora Workstation).
I do have one dead pixel right in the middle of my display which is a shame but can’t be helped. And my “up arrow” key is a bit noisy like it’s slightly grinding against the edge of the chassis - is that anyone else’s experience? All the other keys feel very solid and comfortable.
Bummer, a dead pixel is tough to “unsee.” I haven’t noticed any rough/grindy keys. There does seem to be a slight variation to the “level” of the keys. Not that some are higher than others, but they aren’t all sitting quite perfectly level. Slight tilt to a few. But it is slight and they all feel fine.
Speaking of the keyboard, my labels from Keyshorts are supposed to ship today. But I’m not sure how many I’ll use, because I haven’t really had an issue with all clear keys. There have been one or two moments where I had to think about what key was what, but it hasn’t been bad at all.
Thanks for the info! I’m hoping the sound from the “up arrow” key will fade over time.
I fixed my fingerprint reader by updating the firmware on the reader (hadn’t realised it was different firmware to the main firmware). Woo! Everything else feels pretty minor and I’m loving the size and brightness of the screen!
After 6h of installing SW and testing, very happy! Using Samsung 990 Pro SSD with 2TB and 32GB RAM.
I installed Ubuntu 22.04, and it went very smooth. I also installed 80% of my software already, I can read emails, use vscode and compile my Julia programs.
My largest compilation now takes 6 min, which is fine, still need to compare it
correctly with my old laptop.
A simulation run with 289 wind turbine simulations in parallel takes about 27 seconds, which is perfect. The laptop reaches about 80% of the performance of my Ryzen 7950x based desktop, which is perfect, taking into account the TDP of 30W compared to 170W for the desktop.
Battery life looks also good. Now in a café, laptop runs at 5.4W with vscode IDE running, firefox open, WiFi active… This would give me more than 10h battery life, just perfect. Using “Balanced” power mode…
The screen is also very nice. Put it on 150% fractional scaling.
Is this something that could be tested with a multimeter before connecting it? Since this has happened to multiple users now, I’m wondering if that might help spot the problem before it short-circuits.
Really depends on the fault, I guess you could continuity test but i’m unsure if it would pick it up or not, worth a shot though I guess.
Update: Now that support is back i’m waiting on them to get back to me and see how it goes.
What’s really interesting is how the short may have killed my display too, with posts reporting that it cant be reached.
Batch 4 delivered in 6 days to myself yesterday in Australia (NSW) after taking a trip halfway around SE Asia. Assembly was pretty straight forward no hiccups here. I opted for a single 16gb stick of RAM from Framework (to allow for expansion to 32gb should I need it) and the 1TB SN770 NVME SSD also. Absolutely loved the packaging it all came in - sustainable and excellent design and the laptop itself is a thing of beauty in person.
I installed Ubuntu 23.10 last night, no issues to report except I had to use a Framework guide to get the finger print reader to work. Running the mainline kernel from Ubuntu with no issues. Is there much benefit to the Framework Kernel? If so, I can reinstall 22.04 LTS and then upgrade my installation. Mine came shipped with the updated BIOS out of the box.
Was afraid I had a defect at first because it wouldn’t start, but I didn’t socket the RAM properly. Took me around 20 minutes to set it up to boot and I successfully installed Linux Mint Debian Edition on it as I’ve been using this system for a while and no issues so far.
I only wish the scale factor could be set to 150%. 200% feels like I’m on a 640x480 screen and 100% is a bit smallm though I got used to it.
I think I already did that on my previous system and I didn’t remember I had to dig a bit deeper. I’m also unable to push 1080p on my external screen when plugged on HDMI (stuck on 1280x800). Managed to fix the sleep issue too by upgrading the drivers (firmware-amd-graphics from Sid instead of Bookworm Stable).
I’ll check it out later when I come back, I’m still going through all the custom settings I had and I’ll figure it out.
Fedora 39 doesn’t offer fractional scaling (in the default Gnome desktop environment out of the box, at least) and 125% or 150% is sorely needed. I’m using the Win11 half of my dual boot for the most part ATM.
I set it up w/ the fractional scaling per the guide. I’ll see how it goes. I’m working with external displays at the moment which are fine at normal 100% scaling, but I’ll play around on the integrated screen at home and see how the scaling holds up.
Received my DIY Ryzen 5 Framework yesterday. I took my sweet time setting it up - what a great experience it was! It really is an amazing piece of technology. Now running it with WD Black SN770 1TB and 16GB RAM (2x Kingston ValueRAM KVR56S46BS6-8) which, according to the BIOS, runs perfectly fine at 5600MT/s. It’s such a big step up coming from my 11 y/o Zenbook with a 3rd gen Intel CPU . My aim is to use my Framework for at least 10 years. The whole OOTB experience with Fedora is also superb! The 3:2 screen ratio is such a pleasure to work with. I’m really happy with it! Definitely worth the 5 month wait!