Wanted to pull my post the from general Linux on Laptop 13 thread and post it in a place more dedicated to Mint.
Got my AMD 13 an hour or so ago. I installed Mint 21.2 Edge and so far it’s worked great out of the box.
Will keep playing around and post if/when I see any major issues come up.
The fingerprint reader does not work out of the box, which seems to be a known issue. The firmware out of the box does not support it and fwupd fails to even start. It’s running version 1.7.9.
Change the kernal 6.1.0-1023-oem as recommended. This does seem to make the system feel a bit more snapy. Ran geekbench for a baseline. Link below. But the numbers look great from what I see.
Also I was able to get fwupd running now as well. Will see if I can get the finger print reader working next when I get some time.
Got the fingerprint read to work after a few steps. Looks like it is a new firmware for the fingerprint sensor itself. First needed to follow “If the devices is not detected” part of this framework guide.
Then I installed libpam with:
sudo apt install libpam-fprintd
I could then run
fprintd-enroll to get my right finger added.
Finished up by running
Did a reboot and could now log in using my fingerprint.
Post on the kernal change (Mint 21.2 only):
[Matt_Hartley] (Profile - Matt_Hartley - Framework Community)Framework Linux Support Lead
Awesome. You will absolutely want to make some kernel adjustments on AMD. While unofficial, this should still apply as it’s still based on Ubuntu 22.04.
NOTE: This is NOT official and is done as I need folks on Mint using the correct kernel. 6.2 is not going to be amazing. The recommended, tested, supported OEM C kernel will be far, far better.
For ticketed support and official vetting, we ask users to run Ubuntu 22.04.3 over Mint.
If you need to use Mint and understand I provided no support here to this, here is your best experience below.
sudo apt install linux-oem-22.04c
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Back up GRUB
sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.bak
Right now, the AMD target kernel we want folks on is 6.1.0-1023-oem - but this may evolve in the future. 6.1.0-102x-oem in the future. We use a Zenity alert tool on Ubuntu for this. You will need to do this manually or customize it yourself .
Again, this mini-unofficial guide is for Linux Mint, not other distros.
GRUB_DEFAULT="Advanced options for Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon>Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon, with Linux 6.1.0-1023-oem""