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[Bug 1488719] Re: dmesg shows "[drm:gen8_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* The master control interrupt lied (SDE)!"


Running dell latitude E5450 with nVidea card and seeing this - both the error and sometimes when unlocking screen the monitor keeps flashing on and off every 5 seconds until you change the resolution and change it back.
The best way to do this is CTRL+ALT+F6 then CTRL+ALT+F7

I am also seeing the issue where X is not showing the docked monitors
(eDP) as active if I:

suspend -> undock -> resume -> suspend dock -> resume

apport is reporting crashes frequently (using the non free Nvidea driver
so I assumed this was the issue).

The bit of information I can add is that apparently Windows users are
effected by the screen flashing also (in a company so everyone has the
same laptop)!

Dell released a BIOS update to fix the flashing, but it didn't help.
Just wanted to add this as it may be a firmware issue.

#uname -a
Linux 4.2.0-18-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 6 18:25:50 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Camarillo Device (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev e3)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev e3)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev e3)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 (rev 59)
03:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 840M] (rev a2)

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  dmesg shows "[drm:gen8_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* The master control
  interrupt lied (SDE)!"

Status in Linux:
  Fix Released
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  On a recent intel NUC using i915 graphics, I get the following errors
  in dmesg:

  [drm:gen8_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* The master control interrupt
  lied (SDE)!

  There are two monitors connected to this box, one with mini-
  HDMI->HDMI, one with mini-DP->HDMI cable.

  Maybe related:


  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
  Package: linux-image-generic
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-26.28-generic 3.19.8-ckt4
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-26-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.3
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Wed Aug 26 10:07:31 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-01 (24 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.19.0-26-generic.efi.signed root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: linux
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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