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Linux bug can tigger Chipzilla PC screens

by on06 October 2022

Kills the panel

A bug in the Intel integrated graphics driver for Linux machines is triggering a power sequencing issue which, can damage the screen.

Victims see very fast white flashes on the screen which can potentially send the panel to silicon heaven.

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman promptly released Linux 5.19.13 where the faulty patches for the Intel graphics driver have been reverted.

Kroah-Hartman noted: “This release is to resolve a regression on some Intel graphics systems that had problems with 5.19.12. If you do not have this problem with 5.19.12, there is no need to upgrade.”

Only some distros are reported as having the issue, having upgraded to kernel 5.19.12, namely Arch, Fedora, and openSUSE Tumbleweed. Hopefully, those distros will provide the fresh release in a swift manner.

This could be an issue for those running an Nvidia GPU and Intel CPU with Optimus tech although there have been no reports of this being an issue yet.


Last modified on 06 October 2022
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