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Even without the search, those two were the only small SSDs I could find under "Memory and Storage".

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I assembled my new Framework laptop 16 yesterday and tested it out with a live Linux Mint environment.

Today I tried to install Linux Mint to a storage expansion card. During the instillation, I had to create a secure boot password for the codecs. When partitioning, I made a 32GB Swap and had the rest of the storage as root. During the instillation, there was a fatal error. I tried unmounting the partitions on the card to create a new table to try again (using fdisk). This also gave an error, so I decided to reboot.

When rebooting, the error shown in the image was displayed and then the computer is powered off. Trying to turn it on without the live USB inserted goes to bios. I tried re imaging the USB, but the Framework still displays the same error. I tried disabling secure boot; same result. I tried factory resetting secure boot; same result. I tried booting without the expansion card; same result.


Failed to open \EFI\BOOT\mmx64.efi - Not Found
Failed to load image ###: Not Found
Failed to start MokManager: Not Found
Something has gone seriously wrong: Import_mok_state() failed: Not Found

The "#"s are completely solid (or possibly checked) characters.

I tried creating a debian USB, but using that gave the same error.

I'm unsure what I should do. Any help would be great. Thank you in advance!

Solution: Go into the BIOS with the USB inserted and locate the boot from file option, then navigate the usb to find the grub efi file and use it to boot.

submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Framework Laptop 13 gets its fourth major round of upgraded, modular parts.

submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Saw this a bit ago but didn't think to post about it

To be clear, this doesn't mean coreboot is available now and what is working for devs includes quite a few binary blobs. It's still progress though and good to see.

It's been 5 months but you did ask me to inform you of anything happening @[email protected]

Another link from that article shares more info: https://www.phoronix.com/news/Framework-13-AMD-Coreboot-WIP

More info tends to be posted here: https://community.frame.work/t/responded-coreboot-on-the-framework-laptop/791/428

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That 2.8K screen looks interesting, I wonder if it works with 2x scaling, and not fractional like the previous Laptop 13 screens.

Okay it does seem to work with 2x scaling! That'd make my experience so much better since a lotta Linux but also Windows apps are still blurry.

Here's all the announcements from the Discord server:

Introducing the new Framework Laptop 13 with Intel Core Ultra Series 1 processors

Today we’re excited to announce the newest version of Framework Laptop 13 with the latest Intel® Core™ Ultra Series 1 processors, an optional 13.5” 2880x1920 120 Hz display on both Intel and AMD systems, a new webcam with 9.2MP image sensor, and configurations designed for businesses and professionals with a 3-year warranty. Pre-orders are open now, with shipments starting this August. These are available in all 14 countries we’re currently in, and we’ll be launching in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark this June. We’ve also permanently reduced the prices of our Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series) systems, making them more accessible than ever.

We designed Framework Laptop 13 to last, and we’re eager to make it better each year. We’ve upgraded nearly every part since first shipping in 2021, and we read through press reviews and feedback constantly to find ways to improve it further. Our focus this year is on refining the end-to-end experience for both current and new customers, making this the ideal laptop for Linux in addition to Windows, and enabling businesses to enter the world of repairable, customizable computing. We’ve also revamped our software pipeline, with new firmware and driver releases now landing regularly for each product.

This is our fourth Framework Laptop 13 iteration with Intel processors, and we continue to optimize performance further each time. With Intel Core Ultra Series 1, Intel delivered major improvements in efficiency and battery life, especially on use cases like video playback. With a new graphics architecture, up to 6 Performance cores and 8 Efficient cores, and support for up to a massive 96 GB of DDR5 memory, the new generation drives productivity performance and a huge leap in gaming capability. In integrating this processor, we’ve redesigned our thermal system and tuned fan control algorithms to keep the system cooler while reducing noise. [image] The new 2.8k display option with 2880x1920 resolution at 256 PPI makes pixels invisible from a normal viewing distance, resulting in incredibly sharp text and graphics. Even better, that resolution allows for a streamlined experience in Linux through 2:1 display scaling. The 120 Hz refresh rate with variable refresh rate support, 500 nit brightness, 1500:1 contrast, and anti-glare matte surface make this an all-around excellent panel across a range of use cases. There is one oddity with this otherwise ideal display though, which is that the corners are rounded (the top corners by 3mm and bottom corners by 1mm). This is because we repurposed and customized a panel that was originally designed for another company. We’ll share more on how and why we did this in an upcoming technical deep dive blog post. The 2.8k display is a configuration option on DIY Edition, and you can also pick it up in the Marketplace to upgrade any existing Framework Laptop 13.

Like the new display, we developed the new webcam with a focus on improving real world usage. Instead of running the new Omnivision 9.2MP image sensor at its native resolution, we use a mode that groups each set of four subpixels together into large, high-sensitivity pixels, much like modern smartphone cameras do. This means we get amazing 1080p performance, especially in low-light conditions. We’ve also moved to lower-noise microphones for better audio clarity.

For those of you who prefer AMD processors, we’re introducing new configurations of Framework Laptop 13 DIY Edition with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors that use the new 2.8k display and webcam along with our high-capacity 61Wh battery. We’ve also lowered the prices of our existing Ryzen 7040 Series configurations and our remaining inventory of 13th Gen Intel Core systems to make Framework Laptop 13 more affordable, with prices now starting at $949 USD for pre-built systems and $799 USD for DIY Edition. [image] We’re introducing new customization options alongside all of the system improvements. The SD Expansion Card that we’ve been sharing regular updates on is now available for pre-order, as are four new colors of USB-C Expansion Cards. We have one last bit of good news for Linux users too: you can now configure an English International keyboard with a “super” key instead of the logo from an OS you aren’t using.

The single biggest surprise we’ve had since starting Framework is how quickly IT Managers came to us requesting longer-lasting, repairable computers for the businesses they support. There are now thousands of businesses switching fully to Framework Laptops. With this generation, we’re expanding our Framework for Business program further, with a set of Framework Laptop 13 configurations with a three year extended limited warranty and Windows 11 Pro with Autopilot support enabled out of the box. Interested businesses and professionals can order directly through our site or reach out to our Framework for Business team to get set up.

Framework Laptop 13 with Intel Core Ultra Series 1, the new Mainboards, the 2.8k display, the new AMD Ryzen 7040 DIY Edition options, and the business-focused configurations are all pre-orderable today. As always, you can pick up any of the new modules in the Framework Marketplace to upgrade and extend the life of the Framework Laptop you already own. There are a number of competing visions for what the future of computing should be. Ours is one that is grounded in the belief that when we make a computer, it isn’t ours. It’s yours. We can’t wait to build this future with you.

My look at the Framework 16 (techthreads.com.au)
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FW16 Backpack (aussie.zone)
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Just a heads up for anyone looking for a backpack that comfortably fits the FW16, especially with the GPU installed. I received my FW16 last week, have spent the week trying to find a backpack that fits. I had a few that came close, but all were either uncomfortably tight on the GPU or far too tight on the edges (i.e. not likely to offer much drop protection). I eventually landed on the STM Dux 30L. It is designed for up to a 17" laptop, which seems to work well for the FW16's deep GPU. Hopefully if someone else is in the same boat I've just saved them some research. It is an expensive backpack however. That part still makes me cry.

Help can't install SSD (self.framework)
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I just got my Framework 16 DIY version and I can’t install the primary SSD because there is a captive screw in the place that holds the SSD down and I can’t remove it so the SSD doesn’t stay held down. There is a screw for the secondary SSD and it comes out. Any ideas?

Update: I got it out, anyone else with this issue, try and pull the screw out it’s very small on the threads so it just pulls out and pushes back in when the drive is seated.

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I'm ridiculously excited. After being held up in customs for a few days, my FW16 DIY Edition (no GPU) has finally arrived. Unfortunately, I've got the rest of the workday to finish before I can get started.

For "vitamins", I grabbed a 1TB SK Hynix P31 Gold m.2 2280 (still deciding what 2230 to get) and 32GB (2x16GB) of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR5 CL40@5600. I haven't had anything so modern in decades and am incredibly excited to see what fun I can get up to with so much RAM.

First order of business, after doing hardware tests to ensure that nothing needs an RMA, and updating any firmware, is to install my NixOS base system and get it setup as a QEMU/KVM hypervisor so that the real fun of trying out the list of recommended and esoteric distros that the Linux community suggested can start. Once I get bored of that, it'll be time to start designing the parts to transform the machine into a hardware hacking/tinkering cyberdeck.

What are you folks doing or planning to do with yours?

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No big news, just stumbled on the website of Fedora Workstation and did a double take on the laptop pictured. Sure looks like the Framework!

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Edit: Kubuntu22.04 seems to work. Thanks for your help.

I've tried to install plasma onto my new Framework 16. When I installed kubuntu directly, then after the second reboot, my laptop didn't start up again. It shows the Framework logo, but then nothing. Then I've tried to install Ubuntu first, and everything worked, but after installing KDE afterwards and rebooting, I've the same problem. Even esc doesn't bring anything up. What am I doing wrong? Does anybody have experience?

I've used Ubuntu/Kubuntu 24.04

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Silly 16 question (infosec.pub)
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Do anyone else's wrist hairs get caught in the little gap between the frame and the trackpad/spacers?

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It started with notebooks, but that wasn’t the master plan.

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cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/8883519

The blog post

Today we’re announcing $18M in new funding from an incredible set of investors, with a $17M Series A-1 round led by Spark Capital, with Buckley Ventures, Anzu Partners, Cooler Master, and Pathbreaker Ventures participating. We started just over four years ago with a vision to remake consumer electronics to respect people and the planet. We chose to take on the notebook space first to prove that it’s possible to fix even the most mature, competitive categories with an excellent product that is simple to repair, upgrade, and customize. We’ve continued to increase our sales and market share substantially each year as the industry broadly has struggled. It’s clear that our commitment to longevity is resonating. It’s ultimately your belief in our mission and products that drives our success.

When we closed a Series A round two years ago, we shared our strategy around fundraising, which is to raise as little as possible and focus funds on efficiently expanding the reach of our mission. You can now see the results of that investment with Framework Laptop 16 out in customers’ hands. With this new round, we’re continuing to deepen support for our existing customers, scaling the reach of our current products, and extending to additional product categories that let us empower new consumers and businesses. Ultimately, we need for everyone in the world to have the option for a longer-lasting product, no matter the category.

A core focus of this fundraise beyond taking in capital is bringing strategic connections and expertise. We chose each of our new investors based on their belief in our mission, the strengths of their teams, the companies they work with, and the reach of their networks. We’ve had a number of early partnership discussions with other startups in our investors’ portfolios, and we’re excited to share more about this as we deliver on the results. Cooler Master is a key strategic partner-turned-investor, having been both the supplier for our Framework Laptop 16 thermal system and the first company to join the Framework ecosystem with a compatible product, a case that enables Framework Laptop Mainboard reuse. We have additional collaborations with the Cooler Master team in incubation now.

There is one group of people who are more strategically important than any other: the Framework community. The third most common question we’ve gotten since starting Framework (after “AMD when?” and “Upgradeable graphics when?”) is “Can I invest in Framework?”. The answer is finally… possibly. In addition to the $17M of funds we’ve raised from traditional investors, we’re raising a $1M community round to enable 100 of you to invest $10,000 each in Framework. Investing in startups is approximately the riskiest place imaginable to put your money, and statistically, the most likely outcome for any individual early-stage startup investment is for it to become worthless. With that in mind, for both moral and regulatory reasons, we’re limiting participation to individuals and entities that meet the SEC’s Accredited Investor qualifications. This also allows us to publicly share the existence of this fundraising under the SEC’s 506(c) regulations. If you qualify as an Accredited Investor, believe in our mission and strategy, and are interested in investing in this round, you can get more details and apply here.

There’s one other way you can participate in our mission, which is to join our team! To actually drive the growth that our new funding enables, we’re adding a few key roles across Framework, including a Product Marketing Manager and a Supply Chain Manager. You can check out all of our open roles on our careers page. We’re eager to fix this industry together as quickly as we can.

Link: https://frame.work/blog/frameworks-series-a-1-and-community-participation

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What if you only needed one laptop in your lifetime and could just update parts? This company, Framework, is making that happen. @framework


#ewaste #electronicwaste #garbage


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Anyone have a list of changes that they've made to increase battery life? I've got about three hours (with 80% limit in BIOS, which I might get rid of), so I'm sure there's a lot that can be changed.

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As much as I love the idea of the @framework laptop, and as much as I want one, I just can't seem to justify it over my current Lenovo T480. Other than a faster/newer processor, I'm not sure that I'd truly get any benefit at this point in time. :sadness:

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I'm looking for a docking station for my frame.work laptop running Linux. The big ask is I want to be able to hook up to my big monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution (I think it is 8K?).

Has anyone found one that works with that combination of factors?

I've read a bunch of posts on the frame.work forums and looked at a bunch of docks on Amazon, but haven't found one that gives me confidence it'll work.

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

...in using my Framework 2.5GbE cards to speed up a large data transfer to 2.5Gb. Got 0.28 instead. 🤭

These aren't the USB-A to USB-C adapters I was looking for. 😂

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I know the drivers come in the distro package manager, but, is there a set straight from AMD? Trying to use Brave causes freezes and black screen flashes, which I'm pretty sure is a driver thing.

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Neat diagram that I hadn't seen before. I plan to keep this image saved so I can refer to it and make sure I am using adequate ports as I swap cards around.


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After the 3.03b Beta it looks like the release version is out. Good news for people with USB-PD charging issues. My own anecdotal experience: I have a few USB-PD chargers that refused to handshake with with my FW13s including one big Satechi unit. Since the update all are working happily.

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