"drm timed out" with driver i915 + Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics with Kernel 4.15

Bug #1767808 reported by Vivien GUEANT on 2018-04-29
This bug affects 6 people
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With Ubuntu 18.04 + Kernel 4.15, at boot time there are many periods when the boot freezes before the timeout of 10 seconds with Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics (driver i915).
In total it is 198 seconds that are lost in these timeouts during boot, more than 3 minutes!

Regression is present since linux kernel 4.8 (with Ubuntu 16.04).

To fix, explicitly disable the port with an i915 module setting with video=SVIDEO-1:d in the kernel command line parameter in the bootloader.
1/ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
2/ add "video=SVIDEO-1:d" to "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT" line
3/ sudo update-grub

After applying this, the system boots up much faster, there are no "drm ... timed out" messages.

Vivien GUEANT (vivienfr) on 2018-04-29
description: updated
description: updated
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest v4.16 kernel[0].

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.

[0] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17-rc3

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete

@jsalisbury It is definitely not fixed upstream. See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93782

InfoLibre (david-vantyghem) wrote :

Same bug with Linux Mint MATE, kernel 4.15.0-42, GPU Intel Mobile GM965/960, module i915.
Adding "video=SVIDEO-1:d" works.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Annie Merlet (einnaem) wrote :

Same bug here, with Ubuntu 16.04 and kernel 4.15.0-43 (LTS enablement stack) using Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c) on DELL inspiron 1525.

Tried with liveusb ubuntu 18.04.1 and same symptoms.

Under Ubuntu 16.04, adding "video=SVIDEO-1:d" solved the problem !

Norman Price (norman-price) wrote :

Same bug here:
lubuntu 18.04 32bit on Dell Latitude D530. Fully updated today 25/1/19.
Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic

The bug caused a very long boot with blank screen (around 5min), and similar when returning from a locked screen.

The above fix from jsalisbury worked perfectly - completely solved the problem.

Norman Price (norman-price) wrote :

Sorry - I meant that the fix described in the Bug Description worked perfectly.

Norman Price (norman-price) wrote :

Same here, kernel 4.15.0-43
Same Intel graphics chipset
Using lubuntu 18.04 32bit
The fix in the description worked for me.

I have a DELL PA-10 wtih GM965 intel graphic card. It couldn't boot with 4.15 kernel and I have to use 4.4.0. I'm using the default driver, I didn't find an other.

The computer boot faster aplying this fix but I continue to have a problem with the suspension. After after a suspension the screen blink between two kind of blank screen and never start.
Is there a solution for that?

Kai-Heng Feng (kaihengfeng) wrote :

Please test Linux kernel v5.1, the fix lands there.

okay I install

Ukuu 18.9

then i had it install
Linux kernel v5.1

in grub

restated the computer
and now like a champ it is working.

napalmfred@pop-os:~$ neofetch
             ///////////// napalmfred@pop-os
         ///////////////////// -----------------
      ///////*767//////////////// OS: Pop!_OS 19.04 x86_64
    //////7676767676*////////////// Host: Inspiron 1525
   /////76767//7676767////////////// Kernel: 5.1.0-050100-generic
  /////767676///*76767/////////////// Uptime: 12 mins
 ///////767676///76767.///7676*/////// Packages: 1865 (dpkg)
/////////767676//76767///767676//////// Shell: bash 5.0.3
//////////76767676767////76767///////// Resolution: 1280x800
///////////76767676//////7676////////// DE: GNOME 3.32.1
////////////,7676,///////767/////////// WM: GNOME Shell
/////////////*7676///////76//////////// WM Theme: Pop
///////////////7676//////////////////// Theme: Pop-slim-dark [GTK2/3]
 ///////////////7676///767//////////// Icons: Pop [GTK2/3]
  //////////////////////'//////////// Terminal: gnome-terminal
   //////.7676767676767676767,////// CPU: Pentium T4200 (2) @ 2.000GHz
    /////767676767676767676767///// GPU: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960
      /////////////////////////// Memory: 1588MiB / 5948MiB

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