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Install per the manufacturer's instructions, then checkout the top tips at their community forum.

First Things

First installation notes from my AMD Ryzen 7040 Series Framework (32GB DDR5-5600, 1TB NVMe) Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo apt install vim git
sudo apt install exuberant-ctags cscope moreutils

Now that you have vim and git, get your dotfiles:

git clone ssh://
cd dotfiles

Now that you can barely tolerate your terminal, get the rest:

sudo apt install tmux entr
sudo apt install curl jq tree expect gnuplot httpie visidata ripgrep at
sudo apt install python3-pip
python3 -m pip install matplotlib

Install Google Chrome.

Copy over the .ssh, .localrc, .gitconfig.local, .history files from the old computer. Export gpg keys from the old computer:

gpg -a --export >
gpg -a --export-secret-keys >  # passphrase in secure

Once you've got them on the new computer,

gpg --import
gpg --import
gpg --edit-key
gpg> trust
Your decision? 5 (Ultimate trust)


Google Chrome Passwords and Autofill

Via an answer to "chrome does not save my passwords":

Sometimes a couple of login files get corrupt, and stop google-chrome from saving the passwords. To fix it, close google-chrome. Terminal to the following directory and remove the two files, Login Data and Login Data-journal.
cd ~/.config/google-chrome/Default
rm 'Login Data'
rm 'Login Data-journal'

Image/Photo Editors

Seems like I'm going to be preferring pixlr (online) or Krita (local).

App Online Notes
pixlr Online Good image editor. Pretty intuitive. No arrows.
Photopea Online Has arrows. Width is limited to a narrow max.
Excalidraw Online Pretty great diagram drawing tools. Not a photo editor, but making a note here.
Krita Local Promising image editor. Arrows in vector layer. Draw line then change properties.
Gimp Local The huge standard. GNU Photoshop. More than I usually need.
Pinta Local Inspired by an old version of Paint.NET. Installed, but unsure. Arrows are easy.

After installing Krita, add a desktop launcher to make it more GNOME/rofi/drun friendly. Extract the .desktop from the appimage to $HOME/.local/share/applications or manually make a .desktop file in $HOME/.local/share/applications.

I put the krita appimage in /usr/local/bin, the .desktop in $HOME/.local/share/applications, and a 256×256 .png in /usr/share/pixmaps. The .png is untested.



font pango:DejaVu Sans Mono 16
# bindsym all the jkl; to hjkl
exec --no-startup-id xss-lock --transfer-sleep-lock -- i3lock --color 101030 --nofork

Enable touchpad tap to click in i3.
xinput to find the name of the Touchpad (the id can change)
xinput list-props “PIXA3854:00 093A:0274 Touchpad” to see properties

xinput set-prop "PIXA3854:00 093A:0274 Touchpad" "libinput Tapping Enabled" 1
xinput set-prop "PIXA3854:00 093A:0274 Touchpad" "libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled" 1
xinput set-prop "PIXA3854:00 093A:0274 Touchpad" "libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled" 1

From HiDPI -> X Resources: (96dpi * 1.5 = 144dpi)

Xft.dpi: 144

Enable Brightness Keys, Media keys, background image:

sudo apt install brightnessctl playerctl feh
sudo usermod -a -G video ${USER}
# Logout and log back in

Enable screenshots with maim and xclip

sudo apt install maim xclip

I have the ridiculously tiny font problem where a commenter suggests “set the DPI in your xorg.conf”. HOWTO set DPI in Xorg.

The tiny Wi-Fi connection dialog is Dunst which has its own config reddit thread.

I thought the media keys (Function keys) weren't working. I added “blacklist hid_sensor_hub” to framework-als-blacklist.conf for the brightness keys. (But I should undo that change and see if they still work now. Make sure the “fn” key wasn't in the other mode.)

  sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/framework-als-blacklist.conf

Test with

pactl set-sink-volume @DEFAULT_SINK@ +10%
pactl get-sink-volume @DEFAULT_SINK@
speaker-test -t wav -c 6

Terminal Configuration

Get rid of the Gnome Terminal Window bar:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings headerbar false

Get rid of the menubar:

“Right Click for context menu” → Preferences → General → Show menubar by default in new terminals

Or, try this to get rid of the menubar


Wi-Fi and Network Management

GUI: “Advanced Network Configuration”

  nm-connection-editor &



Suspend and Hibernation

A note on battery life. batteries work best at charges between 80% and 30%. I went into BIOS (pressing F2 on start up) and set maximum charge to 90%.

Suspend worked out of the box. See This PSA from Linux Suspend and AMD Reminder. Per that PSA and [TRACKING] Linux Battery Life tuning, I ran It ended with:

🚦 RTC driver `rtc_cmos` configured to use ACPI alarm
Explanations for your system
🚦 rtc_cmos is not configured to use ACPI alarm
	Some problems can occur during wakeup cycles if the HPET RTC emulation is used to
	wake systems. This can manifest in unexpected wakeups or high power consumption.

For more information on this failure see:

So per the third link above, I added a kernel boot parameter by editing /etc/default/grub like so:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash rtc_cmos.use_acpi_alarm=1"

And then I ran sudo update-grub per the file's instructions.

Enable suspend-then-hibernate. To hibernate, you need swap to be as big as RAM, then update GRUB. (32GiB in my case.) You may also have to disable Secure Boot.

I had a 2GiB /swapfile, and this is how I resized it:

~$ sudo swapoff /swapfile 
~$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile count=32K bs=1M
~$ sudo mkswap /swapfile 
~$ sudo swapon /swapfile

Then it became time to update the kernel boot params again with the UUID of the volume with the swapfile, and the physical offset of the swapfile.

$ blkid
/dev/nvme0n1p2: UUID="de9f6aca-85a1-461b-b8b8-15f44441f64d" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="121db783-104a-4138-b7c2-c0451ab10454"
$ sudo filefrag -v /swapfile | head
Filesystem type is: ef53
File size of /swapfile is 34359738368 (8388608 blocks of 4096 bytes)
 ext:     logical_offset:        physical_offset: length:   expected: flags:
   0:        0..    2047:    1257472..   1259519:   2048:            

That means, in my case, I add this to /etc/default/grub's GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT.

resume=UUID=de9f6aca-85a1-461b-b8b8-15f44441f64d resume_offset=1257472

Don't forget to sudo update-grub.

Then I enabled this line in


Everything is still commented out in /etc/systemd/sleep.conf (Also see suspend drains battery). May need to turn some of those lines on.

Future Config Tips

You can use xprop to learn the Window Class (the second value) for assigning apps to workspaces

assign[class="Rhythmbox"] $workspace10

If you keep accidentally typing Ctrl+Shift+C in Chrome, you can disable it with shortkeys extension:

Install shortkeys and set (and save) the following:

  • Keyboard shortcut: ctrl+shift+c
  • Behavior: Run JavaScript
  • Javascript code to run: document.execCommand('copy')

Gnome (Desktop Env)

Enable tap and drag lock:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad tap-and-drag-lock true

Screen Resolution and Zoom

Resolution: 2256 x 1504
Zoom: 125%

Terminal Font: 16pt
Chrome Zoom: 110%

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keys Action
Ctrl+Alt ← or → Change workspaces

Other Questions

Unsatisfactorily Resolved

Using the fingerprint reader doesn't unlock keyring. Just use password.

How to change 2-finger touchpad scroll speed on Ubuntu 22.04. If you really want this, may have to compile libinput-config locally.

linux.txt · Last modified: 2024/03/02 12:30 by dblume