My Initial experience with this brand new modular laptop
Thx for the write up. Really good insight, as I´m planning to buy a Framework soon. And installing Fedora and Windows 11 - that´s just so funny and so Linux :-). Take care!
Thanks for this. Teething problems are to be expected; I get them with new ThinkPads too.
I am waiting for mine, batch 4, but I will be using KDE Plasma with Wayland and fractional scaling, and it avoids X11 apps being blurry (optionally) by letting them see the actual screen resolution and deal with it. It might be really small, or if the X app is smart enough it will look great. It won't be blurry. I think this is a better choice than Gnome. Also, Plasma lets you set trackpad scroll speed; Gnome still does not expose this setting, even though the underlying libinput library offers it.
It is incredible that Ubuntu Firefox does not enable wayland by default still, Fedora did this ages ago. I hope this is fixed in 23.10. It is an easy thing to fix, but if you don't know to fix it, you get bad trackpad support.
I was intrigued that Framework advises you can use the standard Fedora kernel, because the Fedora kernel is a stock kernel but more recent (although Ubuntu 23.10 is shipping with same kernel version that Fedora has now, so if it works in Fedora, it should also work in Ubuntu 23.10 unless an Ubuntu configuration breaks it).
You can make the power button led dimmer in the bios under advanced
All of your problems are not unique to using a Framework laptop. They are all due to a learning curve with Linux. For example: you don't just switch to Wayland. You read about it. Fuzziness in Slack has nothing to do with fractional scaling. It has to do with configuring Electron apps for Wayland so they don't default to XWayland. https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/wayland#GUI_libraries
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