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[Bug 1568865] Re: [drm:intel_cpu_fifo_underrun_irq_handler [i915_bpo]] *ERROR* CPU pipe B FIFO underrun


Sorry, missed the part about marking it "confirmed". Have done that now.

Also, more data for you: I've noted that while booting from a USB stick,
if I boot using UEFI then this occurs, but if I boot in legacy bios mode
then I can plug in a monitor without any issues.

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       Status: Incomplete => Confirmed

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  [drm:intel_cpu_fifo_underrun_irq_handler [i915_bpo]] *ERROR* CPU pipe
  B FIFO underrun

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Running Gnome-Shell on ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop
  using Intel graphics (Nvidia card turned off), I get this error in
  syslog when plugging in an external monitor (HDMI).

  Apr 11 14:28:38 miaco kernel: [ 2616.604641]
  [drm:intel_cpu_fifo_underrun_irq_handler [i915_bpo]] *ERROR* CPU pipe
  B FIFO underrun

  Meanwhile both screens flash and show corruption. Most of the time
  this has caused a hang that needs a hard power off to get out of, but
  occasionally removing the external monitor is enough to get going
  again and so I've been able to find this message in the logs.

  Note that when using Nvidia (proprietary) drivers and Unity DE I do
  not have this problem; so it seems to be related to the intel drivers,
  or possibly Gnome Shell's use of them.

  Happy to help if I can (would like to be able to use external


  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: linux-image-4.4.0-18-generic 4.4.0-18.34
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-18.34-generic 4.4.6
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-18-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  rich       1943 F.... pulseaudio
  Date: Mon Apr 11 14:31:26 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-21 (21 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160307)
   Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
   Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:21d5 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
   Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0a5c:6410 Broadcom Corp. 
   Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c45:6713 Microdia 
   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS 15 9550
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-18-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=3f8391d5-e9cc-4768-8efb-8f04d340567c ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   Error: command ['pacmd', 'list'] failed with exit code 1: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
   No PulseAudio daemon running, or not running as session daemon.
   linux-restricted-modules-4.4.0-18-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-4.4.0-18-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.157
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 01/25/2016
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 01.01.19
  dmi.board.name: 0N7TVV
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A00
  dmi.chassis.type: 9
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr01.01.19:bd01/25/2016:svnDellInc.:pnXPS159550:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0N7TVV:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct9:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: XPS 15 9550
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

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