Hi! This is my first post, so sorry in advance if I make any mistakes, also I searched in the forums before creating this topic.
I have a Dell XPS 13 9380 and lately i have been having issues with the screen and the intel graphics in general. I had Ubuntu 19.04 installed since i got my new XPS 13 from dell the first day with no problem but the 19.10 released and I updated to it, first boot and my display was unusable, I had heavy visual glitches were after 20 secs of it my screen freeze and it dimmed little by little distorting the colors until you couldn't see anything at all.
I isolated the issue to be kernel related and i switched to Manjaro, because i have it on my workstation and I feel enough confident to use it as my daily driver. Also i like how easy is to switch kernels to try and find a suitable kernel for me.
I have the issues described before only on 5.2 kernel versions and up as in Ubuntu I had the 5.0 and no problems.
In Manjaro I can't use any kernel after 4.19 because they refuse to boot, well, i can boot but the xorg server always fail or i as in the 4.4 i get problems related to the swap (?).
Anyway i was trying to fix the xorg problems first because the visual problems seems like more generalized as people have reported similar issues.
I tried to use the recommended drivers bur as i ran
inxi -Fxzc i got this:
Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.5 driver: none resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics (Whiskey Lake 3x8 GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.2 direct render: Yes
I can see that I'm not using any drivers so maybe is because of that i couldn't use some kernels but I tried to load the i915 driver but can figure out how.
(I read the wiki page but probably I' doing something wrong because i cant get i working.)
Can anyone help me in any way?
I today found the issue all along was the Intel power-saving optimization, I just added the boot parameter
i915.enable_psr=0 and my issues were fixed!