PSA: Customers running Linux on laptop computers with Intel cpus need to stay clear of Linux Bit 5.19.12 as a result of a mistake that could literally damage the display screen. Luckily, bit 5.19.13 has actually currently taken care of the concern. Variations 6.0 and also 6.1 have actually likewise started turning out with several substantial adjustments.

Current records from Intel laptop computer individuals running Linux Bit 5.19.12 define “white blinking” on their displays. A Linux designer located that the concern can destroy the LCD, prompting individuals to quickly curtail to an earlier version. The vital defect motivated designers to provide a fast upgrade.

The issue shows up to stem from a defective Intel graphics chauffeur, which Linux bit designer Ville Syrjäl calls a poor panel power sequencing hold-up. Greg Kroah-Hartman, the designer that launched 5.19.13, stated that individuals need to just update to the brand-new bit if they’re experiencing this concern.

According to Tom’s Equipment, the issue impacts any type of Intel-based laptop computer that straight cables the incorporated display screen to the incorporated graphics. All Nvidia Optimus laptop computers and also potentially some Intel-Radeon consolidated note pads can encounter this concern due to the fact that they constantly allow the iGPU control the display, also when the specialized GPU is providing the graphics. Your laptop computer may be risk-free if you can disable Optimus setting.

Many Linux individuals likely need to wait up until bit 5.19.13 is offered for their details distro. The designers taking a look at the LCD issue really did not claim whether the newly-released bits 6.0 and also 6.1 likewise consist of repairs for the concern.

Launched for the majority of significant distros today, Linux Bit 6.0 sustains the most recent equipment styles, consisting of Raptor Lake, Meteor Lake, Arc Sorcerer, and also RDNA 3. It likewise notes a beginning for the os’s entry right into Arm by presenting assistance for the Arm-based Qualcomm Snapdragon laptop computers. In addition, the brand-new bit repairs a vestigial 20-year-old workaround that reduces current AMD cpus.

Bit 6.1 shuts a substantial Bluetooth safety opening and also makes the primary steps in the direction of sustaining the Corrosion programs language, which Google utilizes to create Android. One more enhancement is a brand-new Mistake Discovery and also Improvement (EDAC) chauffeur that allows Intel systems decipher equipment mistakes much faster, though it’s uncertain if that consists of the LCD concern. The brand-new EDAC chauffeur mistake decoder is much faster than the typical firmware decoder however can still drop back to it if required.