This is a wiki post, so feel free to edit it with instructions on installing and using Arch!
(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.)
I’ve been running Arch (and working on it) for about a day and a half. It has been a very seamless experience so far! Bluetooth, web cam, wifi, microphone and my trackpad config from my FW13 worked as-is. I don’t have a GPU so I haven’t tested that. And I don’t use the fingerprint scanner.
I did run into a hiccup today where I resumed my laptop from suspend and I couldn’t get wifi working. I have suspended-and-resumed with wifi working several times before that. A reboot fixed that. So I’ll be on the look-out for that happening again.
Also, as with the FW13, you’ll want acpilight instead of xbacklight to configure screen brightness. Note that acpilight provides an xbacklight command:
I have this issue inconsistently on my install as well. Doesn’t matter if the ssd is installed in my Razer Blade or my Thinkpad T470. I wouldn’t assume it’s a Framework issue at this time. Most of the time it doesn’t happen, but sometimes the machine spirit chooses to express its malcontent with its neighbors.
The Firefox did not use hardware acceleration otherwise But it is an issue with Hyperland.
I switched to “sway”, and it works fine. The current version of Hyperland has performance issues. My GPU load is 25% idle, causing Framework to run with 50-55C temps And the steam client doesn’t like it (too many bugs and glitches)