Unbelievably, if the monitor is connected over USB-C, the FileVault unlock screen will not render at 4K60, which means that if you enable FileVault, and then reboot, you just stare at a "no signal" screen, forever.
I had to switch to HDMI just because of this bug which has apparently existed since the 2018 Mac Mini was released.
Zero confirmation of this widespread issue from Apple or AMD.
No more Apple after this for me
Only rebooted after sleep if I was using a display through a thunderbolt dock and had graphics switching enabled.
I haven’t had any panics from that (although plenty of unrelated panics), but I have to unplug it before I close the laptop, else it’s very unlikely to sleep. Despite not having any external peripherals connected, it always goes into clamshell mode rather than sleep. It then appears to sleep (i.e. the display goes off), but then I come back to my desk the next morning to find the laptop uncomfortably warm with the fans running, while closed and doing literally nothing.
The more I spend on MacBooks the more issues they seem to have.
I upgraded to Catalina again, ran this to be certain, and it worked! No more crashing in a whole month. Previous reinstalls of Catalina did not fix it.
My theory is the NVRAM seems to hold some values that look like hints of hardware configuration (I forget the label this long string is under) and if this string gets anything incorrect it panics on wake or even on boot because it doesn't see all the hardware supposedly plugged in and can't speed up the boot/wake using these hints.
This makes sense why it would panic if you unplug while it's sleeping and then it crashes on wake.
The fact that it just started happening leads me to believe that it came with an operating system update, and it's probably a driver issue.
Apple really needs to get its act together on USB.
I've set my Mac to never sleep when plugged in. Disappointing.
The Apple-branded USB-C ecosystem is a giant mess right now.
If you have steps to repro, this is likely the best option for having it fixed
Even just closing them as "wontfix" would be kind.
However, if you file bugs for Logic Pro, they get addressed rather quickly. They even take suggestions. I guess it depends on which team gets the bug.
How well does Linux work with Thunderbolt 3 docks?
Chris from Linux Unplugged says OWC docks work well in Linux.
And the main thing they complained about wasn’t performance, it was how much MacBooks like to crash in this arrangement. Get an iMac and an old laptop instead for when you need to be mobile, at least those will work.
It’s been what, four years now since thunderbolt only MBP, and still not fixed.
I don’t have any thunderbolt accessories (just a DisplayPort screen) and I used to get “sleep wake failures” at least once a week when it was new. That one at least has improved.
Incidentally, I was also using a Thunderbolt Display with a 2016 usb-c MacBook for about three years, it was similarly flakey. Switched to an LG 5k (found an inexpensive refurb) a while back and 95% of the problems went away.
Surfaces have a magnetic charging port that doubles as a dock and it... just works?
Now I have come to terms. After a meeting I save everything and shutdown my machine. I connect to the dock and then boot.
The problem is you end up paying for a crappy monitor. So you are stuck either looking at a Mac Mini, or going all the way up to a Mac Pro. There is no middle ground.
Huh? It's one of the best monitors out there...
Most people don’t need a Mac.
Killing hardware has a very different meaning generally.