Unesplicable randomic crash on Macbook Pro i7

Webmasto

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Hi guys,
I have had Linux Mint on Macbook Pro late 2011 (i5, Intel HD 3000) for 1 year without any issues.
Now I moved the system to a MacBook Pro late 2012 (i7, Intel HD 4000) but crashes randomly with flashing stripes as you can see in attachment.
It happens with or without usb peripherals connected, which log/driver/whatever should I give a check?

IMG_20210214_171251.jpg


Here it is the inxi output:

Code:
~$ inxi -Fxxxrz
System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6 info: plank wm: muffin 4.8.1 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
  Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro9,2 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-6F01561E16C75D06 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-6F01561E16C75D06 v: MacBookPro9,2 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: Apple v: MBP91.88Z.00D3.B0C.1509111653 date: 09/11/2015 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 14.4 Wh condition: 55.5/62.9 Wh (88%) volts: 12.0/10.9 
  model: DP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Charging cycles: 693 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-3520M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23146 
  Speed: 1198 MHz min/max: 1200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1845 2: 1207 
  3: 1442 4: 1260 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Apple driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) 
  v: 4.2 Mesa 20.2.6 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-65-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet 
  PCIe 
  driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: efa0 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:16b4 
  IF: enp1s0f0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n 
  vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme driver: wl v: kernel port: efa0 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4331 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 577.55 GiB used: 383.24 GiB (66.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 3B6Q scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 Series size: 111.79 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 6B0Q scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 109.04 GiB used: 15.34 GiB (14.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 84.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list 
  1: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main
  2: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-beta.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-beta.s3.brave.com/ stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linuxuprising-libpng12-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/libpng12/ubuntu focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
  1: deb http://ftp.fau.de/mint/packages ulyssa main upstream import backport
  2: deb http://es-mirrors.evowise.com/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://es-mirrors.evowise.com/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://es-mirrors.evowise.com/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
  6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntuhandbook1-audacity-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/audacity/ubuntu focal main
Info:
  Processes: 264 Uptime: 8m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.43 GiB (9.2%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash 
  v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38
Thank you very much!
 


f33dm3bits

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Try adding this to your Xorg configuration.
Code:
Option "NoAccel" "True"
So that it looks something like this.
Code:
Section "Device"
  Identifier "Intel Graphics"
  Driver "i915"
  Option "NoAccel" "True"
EndSection
If you don't have an Xorg configuration file(/etc/X11/xorg.conf) create a new file(/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf) and add the above contents there and then reboot. If that doesn't work try it with the intel driver instead.
Code:
Section "Device"
  Identifier "Intel Graphics"
  Driver "intel"
  Option "NoAccel" "True"
EndSection
 
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Webmasto

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In dmesg there were also some errors in the ACPI that I had ignored so far, fixed them by resetting MacBook PRAM and SMC. Maybe it was the battey to overheat?

For reference for other users who could have the same problem, I keep updating the thread until the crashes (I hope) disappear completely.
 

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