Just wanted to say that I was able to install Arch with minimal issues. The one thing that took some time to figure out was that I needed to add
/etc/mkinitcpio.conf to get X11 to work without
xf86-video-intel, as was suggested by the Intel graphics page on the Arch wiki.
Touchpad worked fine after applying my preferred settings using a
.conf file in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/. I also disabled
PS2 Mouse Emulation in the BIOS.
Fingerprint sensor works fine with
Planning on testing dual monitor support with two HDMI expansion cards next week.
Battery life while suspended (lid down) is pretty bad, but that’s not a huge issue for me. Need to investigate this more. I am using
tlp for power management.
The lowest brightness on the screen is still pretty bright (much higher than my T480), but this may be a hardware limitation (non-PWM backlight is very nice though).
The Framework is much snappier than my T480, quite happy with the performance.
EDIT: forgot to say that I’m a little disappointed that the touchpad (or at least the current driver?) doesn’t expose touchpad pressure values (e.g.
sudo /usr/lib/libinput/libinput-measure touchpad-pressure reports “This device does not have the capabilities for pressure-based touch detection”). This would enable some more customization of the touchpad, which I like about the Synaptics touchpad in my T480. Hopefully it’s something that the touchpad manufacturer could enable in the future?
EDIT 2: Also forgot to mention I use rEFInd as my bootloader. No complaints here, but don’t miss the Warning under " Installation with refind-install script" like I did, or you’ll need to reboot into the installation media to fix it…