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Latest Linux Kernel Bugged! 5.12.13 causes 100% AMD GPU Usage!

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If using the latest kernel, downgrade for now! Just confirmed on my own Arch install, and saw mentions of this on forums after I noticed high power usage.

If on arch, you can install "downgrade", then run "downgrade linux" in the terminal (or linux-zen if you use it like me) and select 5.12.12

 

Thought you might like to know!

If using the latest kernel, downgrade for now! Just confirmed on my own Arch install, and saw mentions of this on forums after I noticed high power usage.

If on arch, you can install "downgrade", then run "downgrade linux" in the terminal (or linux-zen if you use it like me) and select 5.12.12

 

Thought you might like to know!

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Downgrading packages, especially the kernel, can sometimes break your system! Please read the relevant wiki page before attempting to do so.

 

This bug appears to also affect other versions of the kernel including the LTS branch so it's a good idea to hold off on updating for a couple of days. It has been fixed upstream so the hotfix should be coming soon anyway.

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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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