I installed Debian 11.0 and I’ve found a curious collection of problems:
I can’t use the trackpad click feature, so I can move the pointer but not click.
I connected an Lenovo external mouse, and it isn’t recognized. UPDATE: two USB thumb drives are also not recognized on two of the USB ports.
The Windows key isn’t causing the Applications menu to open, nor is any other key sequence.
As a result I can’t launch any problem, not even a terminal.
Has anyone had an major problems with Debian 11?
I can do ctrl-alt-Fn to get to another virtual console, but these are frustrating to use because the system constantly prints errors to the virtual consoles (never seen that before…) concerning Bluetooth.
Have you ckeced the trackpad issue? They have officially ackownledged that Batch1 models and some B2 have touchpad issues, including button click. Check this post: Known issues on early Framework Laptops
So, this will sound unintuitive, but you have to enable tap-to-click in the mouse settings. Press the Windows key and type “mouse” to get to the touchpad settings screen. Use the keyboard to navigate to the control that enables/disables tap-to-click and turn it on. That fixed the issue for me.
That being said, assuming you’re using a Framework-supplied wifi card, be prepared for wireless to not work in Debian 11. The 5.10 kernel they ship has a known regression that prevents the AX210 chipset from functioning. That issue is also responsible for those Bluetooth-related errors you’re seeing in the console.
I personally flipped to Ubuntu 21.04 but I’m considering giving Debian another go and building a custom 5.12 kernel to resolve the issue.
But for now, until the regression is fixed, out of the box it won’t work.
Yeah, I had issues when I tried to install Debian 10 with the wifi and graphics drivers (I prefer KDE and it didn’t work at all). The trackpad also didn’t “tap-to-click”. You had to physically press down on the trackpad to click. Upgrading to Debian 11 fixed the graphics issue, but still not the wifi, though I got a bit further (I could attempt to connect, but it would never actually do so).
I finally gave up and installed Manjaro. So far the only issue I have with that is the fingerprint reader. But that’s a known issue with KDE in general. Happy so far with it.
Thanks. An update: I’ve found that a normal mouse click doesn’t work, but if I press down with about 3 to 5 times the force, it does register. However that’s not a normal amount of pressure. So I am guessing my trackpad has the resistance defect mentioned on the page you linked to.