Version 33070 problems

Same here. Using a Debian-Live USB disk doesn’t work either, looks like you have to use the Clear Linux live ISO, boot, and run swupd repair --picky

Hmm. How is that different from switching to text console with Cntrl+Alt+F3 and running

 swupd repair --picky

Which I tried and didn’t work for me? (just cleaned out a few rpms which can easily be restored, possibly to a better location).

Well, hopefully the Clear Linux Live ISO will be a different version so it will boot at all. I believe the issue is with version 33070 and the ISO holds version 33060. But you’re right about swupd repair --picky - that likely isn’t what I want.

I see. I took this to be the same as my issue.

Which isn’t really a boot failure. X and other desktop services just crash and leave you with a blank screen and a frozen mouse pointer. Console is still available. Journalctl shows amdgpu errors and various gnome and gdm dependency errors in my case.

Come to think of it, I didn’t actually try the Ctl-Alt-F3 command to reach the console, I just rebooted, which was a mistake.

yeah everything else is still intact in all of my systems namely the dev libs. Still pushing from my daily driver using vim, ide’s over ssh, and other tools.

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sudo swupd repair --picky -m 33060

Worked for me. Quick and dirty (unsupported) fix rolls back version. I left autoupdate on – I don’t plan to reboot till there is a fix released! If you don’t use a UPS you may want to temporarily disable autoupdate. Current release is 33080.


Looks like Intel doesn’t want any machines with AMD gpu’s to run Clear Linux, This 33070 update also affected the bios and was unable to access the bios until clearing rtc ram. What are Clear Linux’s programmer;'s trying to tell us will have to stop using Clear Linux until they make up there mind’s.
Disappointed .

Nah it’s just a bug. They are working on it. I’m sure they’ll have it fixed soon.

I think you are right appears to be a bug only affecting certain AMD gpu’s will have to wait until they sort it out

You can track progress here. Github Issue


You think 33080 is too soon for a fix??

How will we know will they post something?

I’m sure they will post something on the github issue. Maybe close the issue when it’s resolved. I can confirm though that as of 33080 it is not fixed.

@ahkok any chance we might see a fix for this in the next release? If more data is needed I could maybe try reboot one of my machines and send over the systemd logs.

We are tracking the issue in github, please follow

The need for my hard restarts with this AMD issue black screen frozen mouse cursor etc. the keyboard was also frozen so never could use terminal consul but what really was scary on my restart I could not access bios,keyboard was still frozen and I saw all the leds on my R9 fury gpu were out I couldn’t access my windows 10 installation that was on a nvme card Which I disable when using CL. I had to short the jumpers to clear cmos and then I was able to access bios again. That’s why I think the update affected video card and bios and not in a good way.

Before your keyboard got frozen, if you quickly switch to tty2, everything would be fine.

I uninstalled clear linux because of this. Moved to Ubuntu now.

33100 update fixes the issue for me I use AMD R9 Fury gpu on my PC thanks for the fix!

33100: mesa 20.1+415.g094c7646a3a-248 -> 19.3+5425.1e7c1f4224-247