[Intel-gfx] Intel graphics on Thinkpad T540p is most unsuable now :( (Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600)

Daniel Kasak d.j.kasak.dk at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 14:41:47 PST 2016

I noticed hard lockups using chrome from a *long* way back. Various
people have reported issues with Chrome running under Enlightenment,
and the consensus ( IIRC ) was that Chrome was using its own libX11
parts or something, and playing havoc with Enlightenment ( messing
with focus policy, crashing, sometimes triggering hard lockups ). For
both of these reasons, I stopped using Chrome. I've seen this
behaviour on various Intel GPUs as well as a Radeon GPU ( eg AMD
A8-5600K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics ). While I feel your pain re:
the lockups, and obviously an app shouldn't be able to lock up a
stable system, I'd recommend not using Chrome ...

On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 11:07 AM, Marc MERLIN <marc_xorg at merlins.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 09:42:24AM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 08:04:27AM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
>> > My hunch at this point is that google-chrome-beta is taxing the GPU and
>> > causing the driver to misbehave. I'm now back to
>> > 2:2.99.917+git20151217-1~exp1 and 4.3.3 and will run google-chrome-beta
>> > --disable-gpu, but this kills other stuff I need and won't be working
>> > anymore as a result :(
>> google-chrome-beta --disable-gpu did not help.
>> 4.3.3 and xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20151217-1~exp1 gave a
>> full deadlock
>> Downgrading to 3.19.8 also gave the full deadlock.
>> I've now just downgraded xserver-xorg-video-intel to 2:2.99.917-1 and
>> will see how that goes.
> And I got a full deadlock with that combination too :(
> Sigh. What broke? The driver was never great, but it wasn't nearly as
> bad as it's been in the last months (i.e. a crash/deadlock every other
> day on average). This is quite unbearable.
> I'm not quite sure what else changed or what else I could revert. Adding
> an nvidia chip that laptop is going to be involved, so getting a new
> laptop with nvidia out of the box is simpler, but not cheap when my
> current laptop otherwise works fine.
> I'd love a software solution, but I'm running out of ideas. Is there
> anything I missed?
>> But I have to ask again:
>> Who is using that Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 on a 3K screen laptop?
>> Anyone?
>> Or am I the only such user on this list?
> Sigh, so no one is running this chip?
> That could explain why it works so badly for me, but somehow I'm hoping
> that at least the intel developers have that chip and a/some laptops
> equipped with it?
> Marc
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