Unstable Graphics on Fedora 33 with Kernels 5.10.9 and 5.10.10

I’ve been having some odd things happen since upgrading to Kernels 5.10.9. and 5.10.10. Note that I am using a HPProDesk 600 G1 SFF with an i3-4160 CPU, 8GB RAM and integrated graphics. Desktop is Plasma.

On 5.10.9, I found that my lower panel would flicker sometimes as I moved my mouse various places. Later on, my screen completely blacked out, so I went back to using 5.10.8.

I upgraded to 5.10.10 when it became available. I still use it, but I have found (occasional) poor rendering of the numbers on my calendar/clock in the system tray, streaking on icons for my adblocker and “Heartbleed” display on my Google Chrome browser, streaking of widgets on my desktop and blackout of the screen background that goes away as I move my mouse over my widgets, and comes back when I move it away from the widgets (maybe vice-versa. I get a bit excited when it happens and don’t remember exactly how it happens).

Here are a couple of screen shots of phenomena I could reproduce for this post.

Any way, have you all any suggestions for reporting this? It’s not a hard failure.

System Tray 012821 Widgets 013021

I am seeing the same thing on those kernel versions. I thought it was tied to a mesa-dri-drivers upgrade but becoming convinced that isn’t the problem. I opened 1922511 – upgrading mesa-dri-drivers to 20.3.3-3 causes smearing/tearing which you might want add your experience to help illustrate the problem and get more attention to this issue.

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Thanks, Bruce, Will do shortly – my composition skills are a tad slow. You might also want to check out a possibly related thread in this forum: Use of wacom pen freezes system under newest kernel. Best regards.

That particular device lists 3 different Radeon GPUs and 3 different Nvidia GPUs as options. Which GPU is installed and what drivers are you using? Please post the output of “inxi -Gxx”

Here is the hardware info from lshw:

*-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: 4th Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 06
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:27 memory:f7800000-f7bfffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:f000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff

Here is the output of inxi -Gxx:
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4th Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:041e 
           Device-2: Microsoft LifeCam VX-500 [1357] type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 3-3:3 chip ID: 045e:074a 
           Display: x11 server: Fedora Project X.org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1280x1024~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.3 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes

Lets add one more to that. The output of “lspci -nnv | grep -iA10 vga” please.
Also, please enclose the terminal output in code tags for better readability
[code] data [/code]

EDIT
What you posted shows an intel gpu and I note that the GPU and CPU are both different than the specs on line for that machine. Online it calls for an i5 processor and either Radeon or Nvidia graphics. Please modify the command above to

lspci -nnv 

and

inxi -xx

and post them separately so we can see all the hardware.

Here’s the first. My apologies that I don’t understand exactly what is meant by or how to enclose the terminal output in code tags:

lspci -nnv
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0c00] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: hsw_uncore

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:041e] (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        DeviceName:  Onboard IGD
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
        Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
        Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915

00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller [8086:0c0c] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
        Memory at f7c34000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI [8086:8c31] (rev 04) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 25
        Memory at f7c20000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:8c3a] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 26
        Memory at f7c40000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: mei_me
        Kernel modules: mei_me

00:16.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family KT Controller [8086:8c3d] (rev 04) (prog-if 02 [16550])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 19
        I/O ports at f0e0 [size=8]
        Memory at f7c3e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: serial

00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-LM [8086:153a] (rev 04)
        DeviceName:  Onboard LAN
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 30
        Memory at f7c00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
        Memory at f7c3d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at f080 [size=32]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: e1000e
        Kernel modules: e1000e

00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 [8086:8c2d] (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at f7c3c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller [8086:8c20] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
        Memory at f7c30000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 [8086:8c26] (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
        Memory at f7c3b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Q85 Express LPC Controller [8086:8c4c] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
        Kernel modules: lpc_ich

00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] [8086:8c02] (rev 04) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 24
        I/O ports at f0d0 [size=8]
        I/O ports at f0c0 [size=4]
        I/O ports at f0b0 [size=8]
        I/O ports at f0a0 [size=4]
        I/O ports at f060 [size=32]
        Memory at f7c3a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:8c22] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18e7]
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 18
        Memory at f7c39000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        I/O ports at f040 [size=32]
        Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
        Kernel modules: i2c_i801

[astauss@localhost ~]$

And here is the second:

inxi -xx
CPU: Dual Core Intel Core i3-4160 (-MT MCP-) speed/min/max: 798/800/3600 MHz  
Kernel: 5.10.11-200.fc33.x86_64 x86_64 Up: 21h 25m Mem: 2152.1/7840.3 MiB (27.4%)  
Storage: 1.36 TiB (8.7% used) Procs: 231 Shell: Bash 5.0.17 inxi: 3.1.08  
[astauss@localhost ~]$

BTW, you will notice I am now using Kernel 5.10.11 and am having the same issues.

As you can see @hhlp was so kind and made it for you.

If you cut and past text from the Terminal here, it looks odd. Generally the terminal uses fixed font that the output is more readable.

To make the same here in the editor, use
[code] paste your output here [/code]

Or you can make four (uuups two are enoug) backticks ` before and after your paste.

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Anthony

I have been trying different ways to zero in on the root cause over the last 3 days. I upgraded my system to kernel 5.10.11 from koji. Still had issues at times; it seemed to occur when the system load was above 2.5. Easiest way to trigger hi system load; when clamscan was running. It seems to be the most consistent trigger for the graphics blurring.

Thanks. I’ll try to follow that instruction next time.

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I’m at a loss. I’ve seen similar to our experiences in other posts, so I think people are working on it. Thanks for your help in this. If I find out anything, I’ll let you know.

Hopping the bandwagon to say that it’s happening to me as well in a similar computer, had to fallback to a previous kernel version (5.10.8) as a temporary solution. Also left a comment to the bugzilla thread Bruce created. Here are my specs:

Systems specs are:
HP ProDesk 600 G1 DM
Intel i5-4570T (4) @ 3.600GHz
Fedora 33
Xfce 4.14

This is the info dump given by the command inxi -Gxx:

Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0412 
  Display: x11 server: Fedora Project X.org 1.20.10 driver: modesetting 
  unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1600x900~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 

The info dump by lspci -nnv | grep -iA10 vga:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0412] (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	DeviceName:  Onboard IGD
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:21d0]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
	Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
	Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
	Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915

I didn’t check if the problem was specifically the mesa-dri-drivers, just fell back to a previous kernel and assumed the problem was the kernel. But I do have a similar version of the mesa-dri-drivers package mentioned above (mesa-dri-drivers-20.3.4, didn’t try downgrading)

similar , From México

Sorry My english
I have the same on fedora 33 kde,gnome,xfce,cinnamon and now fedora 33 mate-compiz

thanks for your help.

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 11th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 01)

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation TigerLake GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] (rev 01)

00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 9a03 (rev 01)

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Thunderbolt 4 PCI Express Root Port #0 (rev 01)

00:07.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Thunderbolt 4 PCI Express Root Port #2 (rev 01)

00:0a.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 9a0d (rev 01)

00:0d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Thunderbolt 4 USB Controller (rev 01)

00:0d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Thunderbolt 4 NHI #0 (rev 01)

00:0d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Thunderbolt 4 NHI #1 (rev 01)

00:12.0 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Integrated Sensor Hub (rev 20)

00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 xHCI Host Controller (rev 20)

00:14.2 RAM memory: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Shared SRAM (rev 20)

00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (rev 20)

00:15.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 20)

00:15.1 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #1 (rev 20)

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Management Engine Interface (rev 20)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a0bc (rev 20)

00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev 20)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP LPC Controller (rev 20)

00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller (rev 20)

00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP SMBus Controller (rev 20)

00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP SPI Controller (rev 20)

71:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5260 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

72:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: KIOXIA Corporation Device 0001

nxi -xx

CPU: Quad Core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 (-MT MCP-) speed/min/max: 3959/400/4700 MHz

Kernel: 5.10.11-200.fc33.x86_64 x86_64 Up: 1h 02m Mem: 3081.9/15715.2 MiB (19.6%) Storage: 476.94 GiB (1.6% used)

Procs: 299 Shell: Bash 5.0.17 inxi: 3.1.08

I’m kind of sitting tight for the moment, but based on my experience since upgrading to Kernel 5.10.13, all seems well. I’ll post again in a couple of days. Thanks everyone for your involvement in this and help.

Thanks.

Hi all, I have been on kernel 5.10.13 for a while as well. last night under a heavy load > 3, the display “froze”. Using ALT TAB, I eventually found a window that still responded but then the screen “froze” again. Did a ALT F3 and was able to log into a shell session. Looked around in /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/i915_* but couldn’t find any meaningful errors. i915_error_status didn’t yield anything for example.

Keeps happening with 5.10.14

Bruce and Samuel, this does not surprise me. After my last message regarding Kernel 5.10.13 I found while using the Google Chrome browser on an image search that grey or unsaturated colored blocks would appear in the display, and would disappear and appear with movement of the mouse cursor. I haven’t been able to use 5.10.14 yet but we’ll see what happens over the weekend.

Hi, kernel 5.10.14 didn’t fix it for me either. Most of the issues now are on the toolbar but occasionally on the desktop.

I use kde plasma most of the time but gnome seems to act up as well. Plasma Wayland made it worse. I switched from KDM to SDDM. Same problems i think but would be curious what everyone else is using (KDM/GNOME, KDM/SDDM) to help eliminate variables.