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(Matt’s note: This is a COMMUNITY SUPPORT Linux distro. All support for this distro will be from the Framework and Arch communities. Ticketed troubleshooting will continue to be done using our officially tested/supported distros, Ubuntu LTS and Fedora.)
@mbernhard It’s good to know the Wifi works on kernel 5.13 on your Arch Linux. For Arch’s topic, I would like to talk on this thread. Do you remember which kernel version you are using? Can you share the output of uname -r?
Super interesting development. I have bluetooth working perfectly on latest arch linux 5.13.7 kernel.
Using the other advice here, I downgraded my kernel to 5.12.15 and got wifi and bluetooth working. I then paired a razer naga wireless mouse and Sony bluetooth headphones and used them both just fine for a few days.
Today, I did a full arch upgrade and reboot. This included kernel 5.13.7. This kernel was not working with bluetooth previously. Now, having had paired and used two bluetooth devices on the older kernel and upgrading to the new kernel, my bluetooth devices connected instantly and work just fine.
TLDR; Downgrade to old kernel (like 5.12.15) where both wifi and bluetooth work, pair some devices, upgrade back to latest kernel and bluetooth now works.
Perhaps, Arch kernel package might fix the bluetooth issue for Arch 5.13.7 kernel package by applying a patch? The 5.13.7-N (<upstream major version>.<upstream minor version>.<upstream maintenance version>-<package release version>) and 5.13.7-M should have a different behavior.
For example, in my case on Fedora 34, I see the following result by some command. I guess Arch Linux has equivalent commands to check the package released version.
I have started on the Arch wiki page for the framework laptop. I currently have a pre-production unit so I’m not super sure what issues I encounter is present on the actual releases. Feel free to edit and I’ll move it to the laptop pages within a few days.
My current issue is that I seemingly can’t enable the TPM from the BIOS settings and it doesn’t produce a /sys/kernel/security/tpm0/binary_bios_measurements file on boot. If anyone has one available please upload
Arch has libinput 1.18.1 which has this issue fixed.
I haven’t used bluetooth for anything in like a decade so I haven’t tested that, but wifi works great so far with default netctl and wifi-menu installs – although I did get some warnings from wifi-menu as it launched, they seem to have gone away today.
The only issue I’m noticing so far that I didn’t have on my x250 is a weird one. I was hoping that disabling self-refresh would make it go away but I’m still experiencing it today:
Once in a while firefox will seemingly freeze up and I won’t be able to scroll the page – watching htop when this happens doesn’t show any special load (my load average stays well below 1 in htop, and I have 32GB of ram installed with plenty free…) but also happens sometimes when trying to switch between tabs. I’ll click the tab title and nothing will happen for what seems like several seconds, then the tab will switch…
I’m using DWM for my window manager and I’ve noticed the same behavior switching to and from the desktop where firefox is displayed, or switching to and from a tab where vlc is playing a video.
Generally though I’m having a wonderful time with this machine and I’m hopeful it’ll catch on as planned!