No I didn’t, should have started there! The latest three issues are regarding this. Thanks for the pointer.
I don’t want to uninstall Explorer Patcher, because Win11 Explorer sucks and ThisIsWin11 isn’t free.
I’m not going to pirate my main OS, that’s a bit much.
I was maining Linux (Debian) when I first got my framework, but I’m not really a linux guy. Got tired of the many issues (mic and camera wouldn’t work at all, text was incredibly tiny because of the high-res screen, and the usual never-ending linux configuration hell).
I do have a 1TB expansion card on the way that I plan to put Debian for dual booting. You can’t boot Windows from USB and I didn’t want to split the drive. It will be nice to have a dedicated Linux development environment, but there are too many technical difficulties with the Framework hardware and far too many programs that aren’t compatible with Linux.
Thanks again for your help! This issue is resolved and in the future I’ll start with the more relevant support forum.
FYI, I’ve been using Fedora since I bought my framework laptop (Intel 12th gen). Everything works fine out of the box (mic, camera, fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor,…). I’ve upgraded through 3 versions of Fedora (36, 37, 38) since then.
For the resolution problem, I’m using GNOME fractional scaling. It’s a bit buggy on Fedora 36 (GNOME 42) but with the current GNOME 44, I see no problem at all.
I still keep my old windows 10 installation for playing games (because eGPU on linux is kinda sucks). I don’t bother upgrade to windows 11 because windows 11 is a lie. My windows installation is stored in an external nvme drive and connected to the laptop using a “nvme to USB 3” enclosure. You may have to enable nvme drive on boot manually, but after that, it work flawlessly.
Thanks for the insight, I will try Fedora out first with my expansion card! Would love to have all of the hardware features working out of the box without too much fiddling.
Windows 11 is little more than a reskin but at least support for it should last longer than Win10. I hope.
I did attempt to boot my Framework from a USB->NVME enclosure but wasn’t able to. I can’t recall if that was due to keying on the pre-existing installation, or some hardware incompatibilities - I don’t have the enclosure on me right now.
At any rate, frustrations with MicroSoft aside, I’ve heard the adage “Linux is only free if you don’t value your time” and I’d have to agree. Despite using it since high school it hasn’t gotten any easier. I don’t make the OSs, I just use them. But I’ll be glad to have the dual-boot option for certain types of development e.g. for Raspberry Pi.
This really depends on which chip they used on the connector. There are only 2 possible chips, while the cheap one is very unreliable and has less features the more expensive one should not have issues like that.
I know because I bought a connector with a cheap chip that gave me usb 2.0 speeds on a NVME! Yep, got 20MB/s instead of 1GB/s (top of the line).