marked this fix-released. I dont see the problem any more. It is possible it still affects 4.4 series, but bionic is fine for sure.
** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu) Status: Confirmed => Fix Released -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to xorg-server in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1604819 Title: screen goes completely black during usage then comes back Status in linux package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in xorg-server package in Ubuntu: Opinion Bug description: Hi, just upgraded and rebooted (been quite a while since I rebooted so lots of things probably changed in the mix). The system initially logged in and my screen layout was lost (instead ie, the monitor on the left was on the right). I changed that back, logged out and back in. Now, occasionally and seemingly randomly the larger display goes black for 1-2 seconds during usage. It often occurs when switching desktops via hotkeys, but sometimes at other random points. After playing a bit, I'm pretty sure the reason is that I'm getting the vesa driver instead of the intel one. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10 Package: xorg 1:7.7+13ubuntu3 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13 Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zcommon znvpair zavl .tmp.unity_support_test.0: ApportVersion: 2.20.2-0ubuntu1 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: Wed Jul 20 09:26:52 2016 DistUpgraded: Fresh install DistroCodename: yakkety DistroVariant: ubuntu EcryptfsInUse: Yes ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes GraphicsCard: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 6000 [8086:1626] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 6000 [8086:2057] InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-23 (363 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20150722.1) ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-31-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=f897b32a-eacf-4191-9717-844918947069 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7 SourcePackage: xorg Symptom: display UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.13.0+16.10.20160714.2-0ubuntu1 version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.68-1 version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.2.1-1ubuntu1 version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.2.1-1ubuntu1 version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.18.4-1ubuntu1 version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.10.2-1ubuntu1 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+git20160706-1ubuntu1 version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.12-2 xserver.bootTime: Wed Jul 20 09:18:57 2016 xserver.configfile: default xserver.errors: modeset(0): failed to set mode: Invalid argument modeset(0): failed to set mode: Invalid argument xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log xserver.version: 2:1.18.4-1ubuntu1 xserver.video_driver: modeset To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1604819/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp