Before we make any new Framework builds publicly available one of the most important aspects is to give our community a chance to evaluate the Framework BIOS and driver builds to provide feedback before we roll them out to all Framework users.
This is a really important step where we want to hear the community’s bug reports, suggestions or general feedback on the latest beta releases for Framework’s BIOS/driver bundles.
We have already been testing these releases internally over here at Framework as thoroughly as possible , but since this is a public beta test there is always a chance you could encounter an unforeseen issue we haven’t caught yet; so please consider updating to these versions only if you are OK with that (and ensuring you have backed up anything essential first).
If you do notice any issues or have feedback please comment in this thread and the Framework team will be reviewing everything here and following up as fast as we can.
Thank you all for working together and helping us improve our releases!
Updated to 3.03 using a Windows to Go drive (since my main drive has linux). All in all install was easy. Just be aware after flashing, it may sit with the fans at 100% with nothing on the screen. Just let it sit, it will boot but it may take 30~ or so seconds.
Yep, we would be able to provide and install the previous BIOS version you were on.
No dependencies that we are currently aware of; you can install either or both (that’s what I ended up doing personally on my machine!).
We believe this is very unlikely (based on our internal testing the past few weeks), but if it is bricked, we will make sure to help you out - as a last resort if it did end up needing to be sent back to Framework we can cover shipping costs; otherwise we do not yet have a procedure to resolve a bricked laptop (hasn’t occurred for us yet, hopefully I didn’t just jinx us!), but if we find reports we will publish one as quickly as we can.
@nrp I tried the driver install again and it worked with the smart sound and realtek driver installing. Could have sworn that this was not the case the first time around. In any event, now to see if sleep works properly without it going into hibernate.
Edit: I still go into hibernate after a while sleeping
You may as well keep it - they’re quick about updates (news and releases), and in general, by pulling out you’re making it worse for everyone else by an ever so little amount.
Setting PlatformAoAcOverride to 0 in regedit disables modern standby and re-enabled S3 sleep. It’s slower to wake, but quicker than waking from hibernation. And it drains very little when sleeping!
Stopping by quick to say thanks for all the feedback and questions so far on the release/release process (please keep it coming !), we are reviewing and keeping all of the feedback here top of mind for this and future releases. Thank you all!
We haven’t seen this yet, but going to try and repro on my end as well. How audible is the noise for you? Do I need to put my ear up to the laptop vent or should I be able to hear it generally when sitting a few feet away? And to confirm you are seeing this with the beta BIOS/driver package?
Edit: Just did a quick test and was able to reproduce on my end, will dig into this with the team. Thanks for the report!