Framework Laptop 16

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
iGPU 1002:15bf Yes
Wireless 14c3:0616 Yes
Audio 1002:1640 Yes
Keyboard Module - ANSI 32ac:0012 Yes
Keyboard Module - ISO 32ac:0018 Yes
Numpad Module 32ac:0014 Yes
Webcam 0bda:5634 Yes
Fingerprint reader 27c6:609c Yes
Bluetooth 0e8d:e616 Yes
Accelerometer   Untested
Ambient light sensor Yes

This article covers the installation and configuration of Arch Linux on a Framework 16 Laptop.

For a general overview of laptop-related articles and recommendations, see Laptop.

Note: The AMD sections of the Framework 13 Page may serve helpful for troubleshooting while the Framework 16 page is being developed.


Framework is intended to be a configurable and upgradeable laptop. The lists below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the hardware sold with the framework, but rather a list of tested components.

Note: Ensure you have linux-firmware installed, as pointed out by Installation guide#Install essential packages before reporting hardware issues on the Arch bug tracker or Framework Community boards. It is an optional dependency of linux and does not automatically get installed as part of base. Without it, much of the hardware will be detected but may not be fully functional. You will see firmware loading issues in the journal.


Device Name PCI ID Bluetooth USB ID WiFi? Bluetooth? Notes
RZ616 / MediaTek MT7922 14c3:0616 0e8d:e616 Yes Yes AMD 7040 series edition

WiFi performance on AMD edition

You will be limited to 802.11n (WiFi 4) and 2.4GHz bands if you do not configure the regulatory domain.

There have been reports of WiFi stability and throughput improvements when using iwd on the 13 inch AMD model, either directly or as the NetworkManager backend. It is unclear if these issues persist on the 16 inch model, which uses the exact same Wi-Fi card.


The Framework Laptop 16 has an IPS display manufactured by BOE (BOE NE160QDM-NZ6) with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600, 165Hz variable refresh rate and FreeSync support. The panel is uncalibrated from factory, giving a suboptimal default sRGB coverage. It is thus recommended to apply an ICC profile to have better color reproduction. [1]

Framework 16 ICC color profile:

Ambient light sensor

Should work out of the box, you can check by reading /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio\:device0/in_illuminance_raw.

On GNOME, you need to install iio-sensor-proxy and restart the session (or reboot, just in case). Then run monitor-sensor to check if it is working.

If you do not use GNOME but still want automatic brightness control, check out illuminanced-gitAUR.


Linux audio compatibility

The speakers do not sound very well out of the box. To improve that just enable the linux audio compatibility in the bios.

Easy Effects

To further improve the sound you may use Easy Effects PipeWire#EasyEffects with custom profiles.

Note: Running easyeffects may drain the battery faster.

First install easyeffects and the needed dependencies calf and lsp-plugins. Then just follow the installation instructions on the GitHub page.

There are some good profiles available:

~/.config/easyeffects/output/amesb fw16 EE profile.json
  • Framework 13 profile by cab404 is made for Framework 13 but also works quite well on the Framework 16. Just follow the instructions in the repository.


Framework has a fork of lm-sensors on their GitHub with config files added. Copy and paste config/Framework/Framework16-AMD.conf from this branch into a new file in /etc/sensors.d/ to get sensor labels. This seems to be work in progress so it is probably worth checking back up on it occasionally and see if any updates have been pushed.

Fan control

As of 2024-03-17 the software fw-fanctrl can work with the framework 13 and 16 AMD versions. Just install fw-fanctrl-gitAUR and set your desired config in /etc/fw-fanctrl/config.json.

Note: This is an AUR package, and as such may cause issues. As of 2024-06-12, there was at least one case of the sleep hook installed by this package causing a 90-second hang on resume from suspend and hibernate (now fixed).fw-fanctrl#48,[2].


Disable while typing

This article or section is being considered for removal.

Reason: This issue has been resolved with libinput version 1.26.0. (Discuss in Talk:Framework Laptop 16)

To be able to disable the touchpad while typing you can add a quirk:

[Framework Laptop 16 Keyboard Module]
MatchName=Framework Laptop 16 Keyboard Module*

Then enable the respective setting in your desktop environment and reboot.

Prevent waking up in backpack

Due to a firmware misconfiguration, the Framework16 will wake up when its screen flexes onto the keyboard while carried in a backpack.

You can disable keyboard and numpad module from waking your device using udev rules.

1. Add wakeup rule

ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="32ac", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0012", ATTR{power/wakeup}="disabled"

2. Load the new rules

See also