Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1316538
Dual monitor screen flickering and power save mode with kernel-4.4.3-300.fc23.x86_64
Last modified: 2016-03-16 08:04:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Screen flickering with a dual monitor setup and secondary monitor on Dell optiplex going to Power Save mode forever. Primary HDMI Dell E22EC and secondary VGA Dell E178WFPc on a Dell optiplex 980 or 1 external VGA Dell P2314H on a notebook Hp pavilion dv4-2040br, had to downgrade to kernel 4.2.3-300.fc23.x86_64 to solve it, didn't try other kernels.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
When the mouse moves from one monitor to another, the "original" screen flickers and appears a black shadow beneath the mouse location to the bottom of the screen.
The secondary monitor goes power save mode after 3 or 5 passages from on monitor to another on dell optiplex and never returns or goes black on hp pavilion, after random times, returning when mouse comes back to it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Move mouse from one monitor to another or move windows to another monitor
2. Screen flickers
3. One monitor enters power save mode forever or turns black.
Screen flickers and goes to power save mode forever or turns black.
Normal screen without going black or power save mode
The secondary monitor goes power save mode on Dell optiplex 980. Both can go black on Hp pavilion dv4-2040br, one at a time.
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 430m on HP
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 660 on Dell optiplex
No proprietary driver installed.
There was a known flickering fix in 4.4.4. Please test that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1310252 ***
Yes, it solved the problem, thanks a lot.