"Cara" == Cara Salter via WLUG firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
On Tue, Jan 10, 2023 at 09:52:40PM -0500, Keith Wright via WLUG wrote:
Is that 42 days from deciding to order one until happily browsing the web with newly installed Debian, Xfce, Firefox? Or 42 days from starting to fill out the order form until finally getting the last required field filled in? Or what?
Hi! I'm the workstudy in question. According to the emails I received for moving through each step in the process, it took 42 days from me submitting my deposit and me receiving a physical laptop that I could start using.
Would you be willing to come to a WLUG meeting and show off your new toy to the rest of us? I do like the idea of that laptop, but I'd like to get my hands on it to see how the feel of it really is.
For context, I ordered the "DIY edition" which didn't come with the RAM or storage. I ordered both on Amazon and they arrived a bit before the laptop.
I'm currently writing this from my Gentoo install on it! The only two issues I ran into was that the wifi card (Intel AX210) firmware wasn't in the "stable" kernel, so I had to keyword my system to ~amd64. The other issue I ran into was that kernel 5.19.12 had a bad display driver that caused flickering (https://community.frame.work/t/psa-dont-upgrade-to-linux-kernel-5-19-12/2317...)
Did you fix the flickering with a newer kernel version? Its been years since I ran Gentoo (got tired of all the recompiles, but this was 10+ years ago for sure....) and I thought it was pretty damn bleeding edge in terms of kernels.
I'm currently running kernel 6.0.8 on my main Debian Buster home NFS/KVM/etc server and it works great, but it is headless.