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Corrupted fonts after resume from ram

I've finally found searching across many forums the solution for my i915 graphic card.

My card is: "Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)".

The problem is: After resuming from ram, some letter have a missing orizzontal line, for example I see ¦ instead of |. Another thing is that sometime, after resuming, the cpu goes to 100% of usage with no apparent reason.

The solution is: Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf (if it doesn't already exist) and add to it the line "options drm_kms_helper poll=N".

I cannot understand this mystery but now I can use "Suspend to ram" as many times as I want. —This unsigned comment is by Livix (talk) 13 August 2013. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Closing -- Rdeckard (talk) 00:14, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

There is no i915.powersave option

It's probably some mistake. I have an HD Graphics 4000 and I note no "powersave" option in output of modinfo -p i915 and systool -m i915 -av commands. This is the output of both commands: modprobe, systool.

--Shau-kote (talk) 13:18, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Lack of powersave parameter for i915 confirmed as of today with xf86-video-intel 1:2.99.917+691+ga77397a-1 (on both an Atom Pineview and Core i3 Ivy boxes). Also by dmesg:
[    0.980110] i915: unknown parameter 'powersave' ignored
[    1.069323] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20160229 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0

kozaki (talk) 20:24, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Article now looks OK to me after Tharre contribution as September 24, 2016 00:55. --kozaki (talk) 11:16, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 00:15, 11 November 2017 (UTC)


What is this: and do we need it? Greyltc (talk) 19:53, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

No idea. Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 00:14, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

[drm:intel_pipe_update_start [i915]] *ERROR* Potential atomic update failure on pipe A

Maybe the solution to get rid of the above dmesg log spamming could be mentioned? You just add `options i915 enable_psr=0` to the file `/etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf`. Bjourne (talk) 17:04, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

The new intel driver is a little bit faster than modesetting

Modesetting was faster and better then xf86-video-intel, but after 09/04 upgrade, xf86-video-intel is 10%-20% faster. Do you noted the difference?

—This unsigned comment is by Gnanini (talk) 11:58, 10 September 2016‎ . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Nope, unfortunately the driver is still to buggy to see any real progress happening. I am fighting screen stuttering without any success, see Talk:Dell XPS 13 (2016)#Screen stuttering. -- Edh (talk) 08:24, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 00:13, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Backlight is not adjustable after trying various acpi_osi values

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—This unsigned comment is by L0b0 (talk) 20:04, 8 October 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

DRI3 confusion

I've seen in the forum people ask from time to time how to enable DRI3 on their system.

As stated many times there, DRI3 should be on for most (if not all) of them. But people keep telling them to check

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep DRI

which shows up this message:

GLX: Initialized DRI2 GL provider for screen 0

which is *not accurate*.

If you run this command instead:

LC_ALL=C LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo | grep DRI

you might stump with this other message:

libGL: Using DRI3 for screen 0

which proves you are using DRI3 even though X11 doesn't reply with the correct information.

The command was adapted from xorg mailing list.

So, it think adding this information in the page could be of major interest. What do you think?

Franzrogar (talk) 07:01, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Guide for screen scaling with external displays via xrandr?

I tried to find instructions for scaling the display resolution without stretching on this wiki page, but the section only says that it's not implemented in the Intel drivers yet. However, this stackexchange thread has a workaround using an xrandr transform matrix. Should this be added to the wiki page?

Ibara (talk) 12:35, 22 May 2017 (UTC)


As apparently there is still the believe that UXA can and should be used, here are several sources showing that UXA has been deprecated a long time ago and compared to SNA has absolutely no benefit:

Please do not revert changes without asking why. --EoD (talk) 02:04, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Nowhere in your links it is said that UXA has been "deprecated", which is quite different from being inactive. And the benchmark concerns only one specific hardware configuration, you can't pull general statements out of that. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:31, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
As said, what configuration is "best" highly depends on hardware setup. (including configurations that don't include xf86-video-intel at all) Closing -- Alad (talk) 16:35, 9 November 2017 (UTC)