Bug 1311828 - Black screen with Intel Driver xorg-x11-drv-intel
Black screen with Intel Driver xorg-x11-drv-intel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-25 01:34 EST by Mike Silberg
Modified: 2016-12-20 14:01 EST (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 14:01:13 EST
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Description Mike Silberg 2016-02-25 01:34:44 EST
Description of problem:

I have a problem with the latest Intel Driver xorg-x11-drv-intel.x86_64 (2.99.917-19.20151206.fc23) on my two laptops Asus S400CA and Lenovo M30-70. So I had to downgrade to the previous stable version of xorg-x11-drv-intel 2.99.917-16.20150729.fc23.

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How reproducible:
Lock the screen or wait until the screensaver will be activated and then after 5 seconds try to unlock it with touchpad or keyboard. The screen always remains black with no reaction on user input. The only workaround to overcome the issue is to press Ctrl-Alt-F1 and then come back to actual active screen by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Lock the screen or wait until the screensaver will be activated
2. After 5 seconds try to unlock it with touchpad or keyboard
3. Screen remains black and can't be unlocked

Actual results:
The screen always remain black with no reaction on user input.

Expected results:
Screen reacts on user input and the user can see password input window

Additional info:
Fedora 23 x86_64 on Asus S400CA and Lenovo M30-70
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2016-02-26 14:34:32 EST
What kernel version are you using there?

You might try this kernel once it's done building: 
Comment 2 Mike Silberg 2016-02-28 10:27:31 EST
My current Kernel on both machines is 4.3.5-300.fc23.x86_64.

I'll do the test once again with kernel-4.4.3-300.fc23 and get back to you.
Comment 3 Daniel 2016-02-29 01:04:08 EST
I am using MATE+compiz and have the same issue.
My problem was solved by downgrade xorg-x11-drv-intel package form version 2.99.917-19.20151206.fc23.x86_64 to 2.99.917-16.20150729.fc23.x86_64.
I am using kernel of version 4.3.5-300.fc23.x86_64 (mockbuild@bkernel02.phx2.fedoraproject.org).
Comment 4 Mike Silberg 2016-03-01 20:14:19 EST
I recently installed kernel 4.4.2-301.fc23.x86_64 and upgraded again the graphics driver to version 2.99.917-19.20151206.fc23.

The problem with black screen doesn't appear any more.
Comment 5 Franco Bugnano 2016-03-02 07:02:46 EST
I have the opposite problem as Mike's, that is I'm using xorg-x11-drv-intel version 2.99.917-19.20151206.fc23.x86_64, and with kernel version 4.3.5-300.fc23.x86_64 everything works fine, but when booting from kernel version 4.4.2-301.fc23.x86_64 the screen is just blank, and nothing shows up after grub2.
Comment 6 Franco Bugnano 2016-03-03 07:01:25 EST
I confirm that todays kernel version 4.4.3-300.fc23.x86_64 still has the same blank screen problem.

The last version that does not show the blank screen problem remains 4.3.5-300.fc23.x86_64

I forgot to mention that I'm using an Intel GMA X4500MHD video chipset.
Comment 7 Anthony Name 2016-03-07 10:22:52 EST
I occasionally get the 'black screen lockup' using intel 2.99.917-19.20151206.fc23.x86_64 driver with kernel 4.4.3-300, can anyone using MATE+compiz also confirm they get compiz resets when trying to expand (increase the size of the terminal box) a cmd terminal session with this combo as well?
Comment 8 Daniel 2016-03-08 04:05:06 EST
Maybe this is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1311604
Comment 9 Franco Bugnano 2016-03-16 07:53:04 EDT
With today's update of the kernel (version 4.4.4-301.fc23.x86_64) the problem still exists.
It seems that kernel version 4.4 introduced a bug that makes older Intel graphics unusable, and 4 point releases later the bug has not been fixed yet.
I don't have any experience in triaging kernel bugs, so I can't help any more than reporting the bug, sorry.
All I can say is that the last kernel version that works is 4.3.5-300.fc23.x86_64
Comment 10 Franco Bugnano 2016-06-04 02:07:20 EDT
As also noted in bug #1313013, with kernel version 4.5.5-201.fc23.x86_64 the black screen problem for DVI output has been resolved. Thank you
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