Aug 05, 2014 - 11:44am
I have same problem. my laptop is DELL inspiron 1525. now I need to connect the HDMI port every time I report to get the laptop LCD working!
I have same issue after upgrading the driver on my Dell D630 with the 965GM chip set. error at boot that the intel module is "tainted"? Also, screen is now so dim it is very had to see. Have to dock the laptop then undock for the screen to be bright again!
How does one remove and reinstall the intel driver? Tried running the installer again but it doesn't change anything...
drm: module has bad taint, not creating trace eventsi915: module has bad taint, not creating trace events
Sometimes marked in yellow and sometimes marked in white color...
I dont experiment any issue, only that messages.
Im using intel hd 2000 with my Pentium B980.Using an external vga monitor, works well my external and the integrated monitor.
And not perfformance affected...
How i can "occult" that messages?
Got the same errors while booting:
drm: module has bad taint, not creating trace events
i915: module has bad taint, not creating trace events
This caused a blackscreen. After forcing shutdown and then another attempt to boot it worked. I am running a:
(Nvidia Optimus GPU disabled in BIOS)
I have the same issue... When booting (I tried in Ubuntu 14.04 and Xubuntu 14.049 I get always theses errors:
First marked in white color and then in white color.
This happens since the 1.0.6 update... Until the 1.0.5 I never got theses error messages.
Any fixes for anytime soon?
You can remove the updated driver by uninstalling the i915-dkms package (apt-get remove …) and then rebooting when it's done (the reboot is to make sure the old driver gets loaded).
With regards to driver configuration, these guys:
Seem to have had some success with altered kernel command line parameters.
If you have the time, it would be interesting to know if any of those parameters address your
Ever there will be an update to correct this problem?
Yes, I removed the i915-dkms and that solved my problem. Now I can boot without the need to connect the HDMI port. :)
For those that may not be too technical and are not sure how to remove the i915-dkms driver and are using ubuntu or a distro that is based on ubuntu that uses the "software Center", just do a search in Software Center for "i915" without the quotes and it should show up, just click "Remove".
After rebooting, it should be back to the original driver.
For the record, as far as I can tell, the "bad taint" messages are because of this:
Short version: The kernel (prior to 3.15) is conflating "unsigned" (which our module is)
with "force-loaded" (which it is not). I have not found a way around this.
I still don't know how or why that would cause your HDMI problems though: I suspect
the bad taint is just a red herring there - all it should do is disable tracing.