Created attachment 130300 [details]
Xorg.0.log and output of xrandr, cpuinfo and dmesg for all those kernels
After upgrading my Ubuntu 16.04.1 (kernel 4.4) to 16.04.2 (kernel 4.8), I got a "fake" monitor called eDP-1, which now "extends" my real VGA monitor called DP-1.
So when I boot into the desktop I only see a wallpaper, as the menus are shown in the "primary" ghost monitor. Running `xrandr --output eDP-1 --off` works around the problem.
I also tried with kernel 4.11, and I have a fake monitor there too, but now it's called DP-1 instead of eDP-1, and my real VGA is now called DP-2.
This is on a i3-6100 CPU.
To sum up:
Kernel 4.4: HDMI-1, HDMI-2, DP-1 (real)
Kernel 4.8: eDP-1 (fake), HDMI-1, HDMI-2, DP-1 (real)
Kernel 4.11: DP-1 (fake), HDMI-1, HDMI-2, DP-2 (real)
I'm attaching a .zip file that contains subdirectories with Xorg.0.log and the output of xrandr, cpuinfo and dmesg for all those kernels.
This also happens on another skylake machine, with Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4400 @ 3.30GHz.
Also I noted that if I connect an HDMI monitor instead of a VGA one, then I don't see the ghost e-DP1 monitor anymore.
Could you try the drm-tip branch from
The following from that branch could've fixed the problem:
Author: Jani Nikula <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Mar 10 15:27:58 2017 +0200
drm/i915/vbt: split out defaults that are set when there is no VBT
(In reply to Imre Deak from comment #2)
> Could you try the drm-tip branch from
> git://anongit.freedesktop.org/drm-tip ?
> The following from that branch could've fixed the problem:
> commit bb1d132935c2f87cd261eb559759fe49d5e5dc43
> Author: Jani Nikula <email@example.com>
> Date: Fri Mar 10 15:27:58 2017 +0200
> drm/i915/vbt: split out defaults that are set when there is no VBT
Also please provide a dmesg log with the above kernel booting with drm.debug=14.
Created attachment 130324 [details]
dmesg with drm-tip and drm.debug=14
I tried with the following kernel, which I believe includes the fix:
Indeed, I no longer had a ghost eDP-1 monitor; problem solved!
I'm attaching the requested dmesg with drm.debug=14 just in case.
Thank you very much! :)