So I’ve been using my Framework laptop for a few weeks now and, at first, things were generally working rather well. I did have to hack my way around a few things (see this thorough review for details), but nothing out of the ordinary for a “fresh new laptop that I need to run Linux on”, in general.
This bug, however, is kind of weird and irritating, and I’m hoping to hear if someone else encountered it or has a fix.
It’s a little hard to describe, so please bear with me. The basic problem is that sometimes it looks like USB signals just drop completely off the bus. I would type on the keyboard and nothing would come up on screen. Sometimes, the keys would be typed in really a really long delay (think: a few seconds) or just completely dropped (think:
fl instead of
fail). The mouse would just stop working altogether, or hang in a similar way.
Both the mouse and the keyboard are plugged in an external USB-A hub that otherwise generally works okay, or at least used to work fine with my previous laptop.
This wouldn’t happen on the onboard touch pad or keyboard, which work correctly when this happens.
I also mention graphical glitches here because I have this (unconfirmed, “fuzzy”) impression that the problem correlates with graphical glitches, where part of the display would “tear” and become garbled in flashes. That’s not on an external monitor, mind you, on the primary display.
Has anyone witnessed something like this?
I wonder if this might not be a problem with my compositor? I’ve had issues with the GPU that felt somewhat similar; until I used a composition manager (
compton), there would be noticeable lag (but not drops or hangs) in the keyboard input. and until I disabled composition in Electron apps, i had similar tear in those apps…
Maybe it’s something that would be fixed by upgrading to some Wayland compositor?
Thanks for any input!