BIOS guide

@warehows123 That is very strange indeed. Consider reporting this on the BIOS 3.10 announcement thread, and definitely reach out to support.

I just double checked, and I can charge and pass data through all 4 ports, using BIOS 3.10 on arch linux. Can you verify your USB-C cable(s) are good?

Ah okay, good to know, maybe it’s a Fedora 36 thing. I am also running 11th Gen. Yes I have verified the USB-C cables are good. Scared to turn it on in the case I need to preserve the battery charge hah :frowning: - Trying to dig into troubleshooting the USB-C from the command line when I do turn it on.

Well, in case anybody runs into what I did, I powered it on a few hours later and the main USB-C port I use to charge flashed green then orange immediately and everything seems to be working fine now. This was post 3 restarts after the 03.10 BIO was installed, so not entirely sure but happy I don’t have to troubleshoot or downgrade.

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Same issue here. Can anybody assist. This is the second time I am stuck in this loop exactly as before October 12, 2021 - YouTube - It happened when I was on the plane putting my laptop away quick and forgot to shut it down. 100 percent related to a sleep / hibernation issue. However now I’m without a useable laptop :frowning:

I want to see that the following knowledge base page of 12th gen intel’s BIOS is added to the first comment. To clarify, what is the initial BIOS version on the 12th gen?

Edit: I was told that the initial version for the 12th gen is 3.04 on the thread above. I added it to the first comment on this thread.

I know this is an older response, but @warehows123 I noticed you had some problems with your usb ports and charging. I have a i5-1135G7 I duel boot both Win11 and Fedora36, I did the update to 3.10 and I had problems with everything, the battery would still drain while (fully powered off) and if I plugged in anything into the usb ports it would not detect them (usbA) I found an article on here about resetting the bios defaults, not in the bios but by disconnecting both batteries and plugging in the power cable until the red lights flashed. Once I did that, everything is working perfectly, the battery drains ZERO percent over night and all usb ports work perfectly. Hopefully if anyone is having similar issues can follow that guide and it will help them!


I have a 12th gen i5, the menu apears to say Intel ME, and its “password” locked,EDIT: found it. default password is: admin
source: intel MEBx settings

Using the password rules as a guide, i was able to set a new password. thus, not called AMT, its the Intel MEBx menu under the F10 key upon booting.

Intel® ME password must be changed from the default password prior to gaining access to
certain ME options. Intel® ME passwords must be between 8 and 32 characters long, have
at least one upper case character, one lower case character, one number, and a special
character (for example: !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *).

(sorry for the first one to be blurry)

I updated the BIOS beta version for the 11th gen as 3.17, as I saw the 11th Gen Intel Core BIOS 3.17 Release .

Is it? From the post I understand it is a release We are happy to release BIOS 3.17.

In my understanding, if it is the official version, it is written at Framework Laptop BIOS and Driver Releases (11th Gen Intel® Core™) . But there is no 3.17. This situation happened on version 3.08, 3.09 in the past.

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I suspect it’s because it’s still in beta, as the title in [RESPONDED] 11th Gen Intel Core BIOS 3.17 Release says… :slight_smile:

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Note that that thread title was changed from the “… 3.17 Release” to the “… 3.17 Beta” two hours ago by nrp, possibly after this conversation was seen.


Hello all,
I am trying to install Fedora 37 (after several failed Ubuntu 22.04 attempts). Can someone explain to me whether the InsydeH2O “UEFI BIOS” is… UEFI or BIOS?

I think I saw a reply from a Framework employee in another thread where they basically said, yeah, it is confusing – go with UEFI, the “BIOS” tag is just a ‘buzzword’ if you will, or legacy holdover. Is that correct?

According to the Fedora installation guide, this is a key setting that could corrupt your entire installation…!

Yes, it is UEFI. As noted, calling it BIOS is technically incorrect and using it as a “buzzword” is sometimes confusing to some users.

Mind you I have to admit to referring to it as BIOS on occasion, even when posting here recently in the “Fingerprint on Fedora” thread. I’m definitely going to need to stop doing that. Installing in the wrong mode as a result of such a misinterpretation/misunderstanding would most likely end up with needing to do a whole new installation; not a fun prospect for most users.

Regards, yeti.


Thank you Yeti! Glad to have that confirmed.

I just got Fedora to install on the first try! As a software/hardware developer, it might be more suitable for me than Ubuntu. But honestly I’m just happy to have anything that runs! I tested the USB A expansion card with a USB mouse and it worked. Rebooted once, no problems.

I did notice that the screen brightness was jumping up and down. Additionally I will hold off plugging it in for the moment since there are/were some issues with plugging in within two minutes, and I’m not sure what the firmware version is.

In fact, I’m just going to power it off now, leave it off, and see what the battery % is tomorrow morning… should hold at 77% if all is well in firmware-land.

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I just replied to you in the Introduction thread it seems :laughing:. I put in a comment re integrity checking of the iso file. I have on a few occasions had problems with Ubuntu installers being corrupted. Though if you use a bit-torrent the checks are automatically done. If manually downloading the installer file you should always verify the download with a sha256 checksum. Cheers, yeti.

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Good to know thank you! Just installed Deluge from the snap store. Cheers Yeti!

Regarding the battery, I booted it up today and it was at 76%. So it had dropped 1% either overnight or during the boot. It’s down to 63% already and I’ve had it on less than half an hour. Assuming a full half hour of use per -14% charge, that’s about three and a half to four hours of battery life, which is not amazing (as forewarned).

edit: at 27% less than two hours after booting! we are on track for a four-hour battery life, tops. Have not attempted the techniques for shaving battery use yet; I want to verify that the OS will charge and boot successfully after a battery drain cycle, as some people have been unable to do that.

Edit: Successfully rebooted after fully draining the battery.

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:grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: best of luck Kris!

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Thanks William!

At 20% I got a notification that one hour and eighteen minutes of battery life remained. I took a screenshot and the window manager froze, then suddenly started glitching out. Additionally the screen started tearing (dark/purple colors running vertically).

Closing my second firefox window fixed this issue for the moment!

I am really noticing the smaller screen however! Discord as well as Discourse feels cramped.