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0007458Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2021-11-24 11:15
Reporterrme Assigned To 
PriorityhighSeverityblockReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007458: boot without any video at all
Descriptionsince my kali upgrade to kernel vmlinuz-5.14.0-kali2-amd64,
kali on my laptop has video issues: black screen or white-ish flickering screen.

not fixed in vmlinuz-5.14.0-kali4-amd64

kernel log:
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] *ERROR* CPU pipe A FIFO underrun
maybe related to this issue??
Steps To Reproduce100%
need to boot previous kernel in grub boot menu to get working system
(previous kernel : vmlinuz-5.10.0-kali9-amd64)
Additional Information$ uname -a
Linux kali 5.10.0-kali9-amd64 0000001 SMP Debian 5.10.46-4kali1 (2021-08-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/issue
Kali GNU/Linux Rolling \n \l
$ lspci | grep -i VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation CometLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics] (rev 02)


part of kernel log with i915:
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: idma64 idma64.0: Found Intel integrated DMA 64-bit
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: nvme nvme0: 8/0/0 default/read/poll queues
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: nvme0n1: p1 p2 p3
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] VT-d active for gfx access
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: checking generic (a0000000 1fb0000) vs hw (df000000 1000000)
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: checking generic (a0000000 1fb0000) vs hw (a0000000 10000000)
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: fb0: switching to inteldrmfb from EFI VGA
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x25
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: vgaarb: deactivate vga console
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: intel-lpss 0000:00:15.1: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: idma64 idma64.1: Found Intel integrated DMA 64-bit
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: vgaarb: changed VGA decodes: olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=io+mem:owns=io+mem
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_04.bin
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] Finished loading DMC firmware i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_04.bin (v1.4)
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] [ENCODER:102:DDI B/PHY B] is disabled/in DSI mode with an ungated DDI clock, gate it
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] [ENCODER:118:DDI C/PHY C] is disabled/in DSI mode with an ungated DDI clock, gate it
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] *ERROR* CPU pipe A FIFO underrun
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20201103 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: ACPI: video: Video Device [GFX0] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input5
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: fbcon: i915 (fb0) is primary device
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 240x67
Nov 23 19:50:47 kali kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] fb0: i915 frame buffer device

Activities

rme

2021-11-24 08:34

reporter   ~0015447

reproducibility update:
WAS: always
but noticed that when connecting external monitor to laptop, the issue is not occurring

rme

2021-11-24 08:49

reporter   ~0015448

Sorry, mistake in "Additional Information" : uname is from kernel version before the update that broke the system. (5.10)
Kernel log is from failing boot however.

rme

2021-11-24 11:15

reporter   ~0015449

found: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=345433
so I tried also to delete 'quiet splash' in grub and replace it with 'i915.modeset=0'
this also "fixes" the video issue that I have.

summary:
so far 2 workarounds:
1) plug-in usb-C/DP external monitor
2) kernel parameter i915.modeset=0

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-11-24 08:19 rme New Issue
2021-11-24 08:34 rme Note Added: 0015447
2021-11-24 08:49 rme Note Added: 0015448
2021-11-24 11:15 rme Note Added: 0015449