Linux Warning – Damaging Intel Laptop Displays
Linux users have begun reporting that anyone upgraded to kernel version 5.19.12 , which was listed as recommended and stable release, have been experiencing various display flickering, white flashing, rapid blinking, and sometimes non-responsive displays. If the user continues to run that version of Linux then it could cause serious damage to the display itself. The problem is in “bogus panel power sequencing delays”.
Anyone who is considering upgrading your Linus version should try to avoid version 5.19.12 and if you have already upgraded then it is advised to access your Grub bootloader and rollback to a previous more stable version. Most bootloaders allow rolling back to previous versions without much difficulty. You can simply hold down the Shift key when booting up if you cannot find the option on Grub which should then get you into the Bootloader menu.
While is seems to be isolated to laptops running Intel chips it is generally recommended to keep a close watch on your laptop to make sure there arent other contributing factors involved. It is generally recommended to always stay with the most stable Linux release for stability. This will also aide in security and driver support for newly released hardware.