I’m having some issues with my workflow with the Framework laptop and was wondering if anyone else was having similar issues and possible knew of any fixes.
I bought a new Thunderbolt 4 dock. The CalDigit Element Hub. It’s a nice small profile dock and gives 4 USB 3 10Gb/s ports, 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports and 1 Thunderbolt 4 port with 60w power for the laptop.
I have had no issues with it and everything works as it should. However, if the dock is plugged in when I boot, it wont boot and just sits at a black screen. I then have to unplug the dock, hold the button to power off and power back on without it. Then once booted I can plug it in without any issues and everything works. Same thing for shutting down. While plugged in it wont fully shut down. It will go through a lot of the process but then hangs.
When everything is booted up and I plug into the dock I can close the Framework lid and put it in the vertical holder without any issues. For the most part it works as intended. I have Manjaro set so that when it is on AC power it should not go to sleep. However it still seems to. (Not that this in itself is an issue for me.)
The issue comes after it sits overnight. If it wakes up at all there are always problems. Sometimes it will show GDM and the mouse moves but clicks and the keyboard do not work. Sometimes GDM will not show up at all. Sometimes it will show up and the reboot itself. I am not sure what is going on but it’s pretty frustrating.
I’m thinking about giving Pop OS or Fedora a try just to see if the behavior is the same but I wanted to ask on here to see if anyone else has fought these same issues.