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I recently installed Kali-linux on my machine.

Sometimes it freezes randomly (which means I can't do anything on the graphical interface but can switch to TTYs), leaving the following message in my tty1:

[175005.476313] [drm:intel_set_cpu_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] *ERROR* uncleared fifo underrun on pipe A
[175005.476375][drm:ironlake_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* CPU ppipe A FIFO underrun

Where does this problem come from and how can it be fixed?

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    @JeffSchaller I doubt the kali-linux tag is appropriate here. This seems to be an intel I915 driver bug, not at all related to Kali. I mentionned it in order to give a bit of context, but the tag is useless and even counter-productive if other people have the same problem with some other distro and can't find this question because it's tagged. – Magix Dec 30 '15 at 16:04
  • Why would the tag prevent people from finding this post? It's entirely possible that this is a Kali problem. Also, can you tell us some more about your hardware? – David King Dec 30 '15 at 16:35
  • I use a ASUS X550L computer which has an intel core I3 processor, two graphic cards (you know, one is integrated in the motherboard and the other is a Nvidia 820M, running with bumblebee) – Magix Dec 30 '15 at 16:37
  • and it looks like this, which is a "fixed" duplicate of this... so it would be an intel-video-driver bug :( – Magix Dec 30 '15 at 20:04
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I finally found an answer which can be useful if you have the same problem as mine:

As this warning message is a bug and cannot be fixed by myself, it was triggered by a configuration problem. monitor /var/log/messages to find the root cause (mine was a bad configuration of xkb, an easily-fixed error message) and then this i915 will never appear again after booting up (but it may appear at boot time, with no visible effect).

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just go to /sys/etc/default/grub

and modify this line : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet" into : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="-1"

save file and execute update-grub

this will fix your problem

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    I do not use Kali, but I never heard of /sys/etc. You need to at least explain why it does fix the problem. – grochmal Sep 24 '16 at 21:36

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