Just thought I’d share that I installed arch Friday night and have been really enjoying my time with the framework laptop since then!
Some snags I ran into:
- I forgot to disable secure boot at first and couldn’t get the usb stick to boot. F2 into bios to disable secure boot fixed this.
- This was my first UEFI install so I had to slow down and figure out how to partition my drive and get that set up. I ended up using 3 partitions:
/dev/nvme0n1p1 * 2048 2099199 2097152 1G ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/nvme0n1p2 2099200 4196351 2097152 1G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/nvme0n1p3 * 4196352 1953525167 1949328816 929.5G 83 Linux
nvme0n1 259:0 0 931.5G 0 disk
├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 1G 0 part /efi
├─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 1G 0 part [SWAP]
└─nvme0n1p3 259:3 0 929.5G 0 part /
- After installing the microcode updates I forgot to rebuild the grub config… when I realized what I did it was easy to chroot back into my ssd from the live usb and run grub-mkconfig… oops
Stuff I did (mostly yesterday so I haven’t kicked the tires on these settings much yet fwiw) after installing:
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
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!