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  • #11
    Originally posted by hotaru View Post

    a far more reasonable option than either of those two would be to recall the defective hardware.
    My Acer 720P (former Chromebook) is more then 5 years old. The hardware is not defective, the graphics driver is. I'm running kernel 5.6 now, which works fine.
    If you mean that the hardware protection against attacks is less then Fort Knox, that may be right, but then again there's no gold stored on this laptop.

    I do appreciate when I'm able to login though.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by hotaru View Post

      a far more reasonable option than either of those two would be to recall the defective hardware.
      Seven years after release? Nope. Supplying software updates is the right solution, and I appreciate that Intel does exactly that. Any other vendor would probably just proclaim the hardware is unsupported now.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by archkde View Post

        Seven years after release? Nope. Supplying software updates is the right solution, and I appreciate that Intel does exactly that. Any other vendor would probably just proclaim the hardware is unsupported now.
        any other vendor would have been fined out of existence if they knowingly sold dangerously defective products and then refused to issue a recall when the problems became publicly known.

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        • #14
          Once installed the patch and set i915.mitigations=off in Grub, there is a way to check if the graphic mitigations have been disabled fro real?

          Update: With the patches I solve my hangs with Hanswell (I had them watching x265 UHD files with mpv) and the i915 mitigations off gives me 20% more FPS in glxgear (vblank 0)
          Last edited by Axl_Mas; 14 January 2021, 09:45 AM.

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