This is one of the reasons that I only use Linux as a ‘Companion‘ and/or ‘Secondary‘ OS to my Win11 Pro computers. It is another reason why trying to run the latest Linux Kernel is a bad idea for most users. How many Linux users actually have the equipment that these ‘Bleeding Edge‘ Kernels are made for? Professionals sure. Home computer users rarely need anything but a basic stable Linux Kernel.
- Only computer I have Linux as the primary OS on is the – converted $314.57 Chromebook – which runs the Stable Sparky Linux now. Older versions of Fedora (33 & 34) were fine on it, but major issues wid the Fedora 36 and a newer kernel. Tried the (Semi-)Rolling Sparky Linux, but it had issues also. Only a Stable Kernel Linux OS goes on that converted Chromebook now!
A recent version of the Linux kernel can create a nasty flickering effect on Intel-powered laptops—to the point the problem may damage the display.
The problem involves a bug in the 5.19.2 release for the Linux kernel. On Monday, an Intel software engineer named Ville Syrjälä noted(Opens in a new window) the software contains a “potentially bogus panel power sequencing delays, which may harm the LCD panel.”
“I recommend immediate revert of this stuff, and new stable release ASAP. Plus a recommendation that no one using laptops with Intel GPUs run 5.19.12,” Syrjälä wrote in the Linux kernel mailing list.
Here is the info from the Linux kernel mailing list:
After looking at some logs we do end up with potentially bogus panel power sequencing delays, which may harm the LCD panel.
Greg, I recommend immediate revert of this stuff, and new stable release ASAP. Plus a recommendation that no one using laptops with Intel GPUs run 5.19.12.
“Greg” would be this Greg Kroah-Hartman.
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!