1920x1080 HDMI output is corrupted in 16.04

Bug #1631643 reported by Pedro Côrte-Real on 2016-10-08
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Bug Description

Ever since upgrading to 16.04 from 14.04 on my Lenovo x230 the HDMI output to a Benq W1070 is corrupted if run at 1920x1080 (native resolution). At 1280x720 the display looks fine. Looking at similar reports for other graphics cards it seems similar to cases when the frequency is too low. I've tested that the projector still works fine with the same cable and another computer. I've attached a photo of the kind of corruption that shows up on screen. It's mostly green/magenta pixels sprinkled across the screen.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: xorg 1:7.7+13ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-38.57-generic 4.4.19
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity_support_test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Oct 8 19:38:39 2016
DistUpgraded: 2016-08-07 01:11:54,340 DEBUG icon theme changed, re-reading
DistroCodename: xenial
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 virtualbox, 5.0.24, 4.4.0-31-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 5.0.24, 4.4.0-38-generic, x86_64: installed
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [17aa:21fa]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-05-03 (889 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
MachineType: LENOVO 23252QG
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.4.0-38-generic root=UUID=9018e190-86bb-4fbf-a348-d47ea769640f ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-08-07 (62 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 05/24/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: G2ET31WW (1.11 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
dmi.board.name: 23252QG
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrG2ET31WW(1.11):bd05/24/2012:svnLENOVO:pn23252QG:pvrThinkPadX230:rvnLENOVO:rn23252QG:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 23252QG
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X230
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.12.2+16.04.20160823-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.67-1ubuntu0.16.04.2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.2.0-1ubuntu2.2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.2.0-1ubuntu2.2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.1
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.10.1-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.7.0-1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20160325-1ubuntu1.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.12-1build2
xserver.bootTime: Wed Oct 5 10:26:16 2016
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.errors:

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.outputs:
 product id 728
 vendor LGD
xserver.version: 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3

Pedro Côrte-Real (pedrocr) wrote :
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xorg-server (Ubuntu)
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Yes it sounds/looks like a signalling frequency problem if not a cable fault.

Check out bug 1606103 where some frequency problems with the modesetting driver are being investigated.

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