Gnome freeze with Intel Skylake GPU
Itel skylake GPU can be identified as Intel HD 530.
the freeze happens with 2.11 and 3.0~beta, the troubleshooting mode works but the resolution is really low. users experiencing this issue should test a 2.12 nightly experimental ISO (the kernel is upgraded to 4.9) :
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#1 Updated by intrigeri 2017-03-20 08:39:37
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> the freeze happens with 2.11 and 3.0~beta,
Note that “3.0~beta” is ambiguous as we’ve already released 3 beta versions of 3.0 :)
> users experiencing this issue should test a 2.12 nightly experimental ISO (the kernel is upgraded to 4.9) :
Yes, this, and also 3.0~beta3 please :)
#6 Updated by intrigeri 2017-04-01 09:11:35
- Subject changed from Gnome freeze with Intel skylake GPU to Gnome freeze with Intel Skylake GPU
Thanks. Please also get test results for https://nightly.tails.boum.org/build_Tails_ISO_feature-stretch-intel-video/lastSuccessful/archive/build-artifacts/.
Then I used my preferred web search engine and found some leads (I’m not convinced it’s my job to do this kind of preliminary research, but whatever):
- it seems to be known that Skylake GPUs are still poorly supported on Linux
- make sure that the IGD aperture size in BIOS is less than 4GB
i915.enable_rc6=0to the kernel command line
Also, there seems to be some confusion going on: why is the ticket titled “GNOME freeze” if the problem happens before the Greeter? Maybe there are actually two different issues?