Unesplicable randomic crash on Macbook Pro i7


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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?


Here it is the inxi output:

~$ inxi -Fxxxrz
  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 
  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 
  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 
  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 
  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 
  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 
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet 
  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> 
  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 
  ID-1: / size: 109.04 GiB used: 15.34 GiB (14.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 84.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  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
  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!


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Try adding this to your Xorg configuration.
Option "NoAccel" "True"
So that it looks something like this.
Section "Device"
  Identifier "Intel Graphics"
  Driver "i915"
  Option "NoAccel" "True"
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.
Section "Device"
  Identifier "Intel Graphics"
  Driver "intel"
  Option "NoAccel" "True"
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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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