HDMI connected monitors fail to sleep and instead turn back on when amdgpu.dc=1
Submitted by tme
Assigned to Default DRI bug account
Link to original bug (#109246)
Original launchpad thread: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1790861
When my computer tries to suspend my monitors after a period of idleness, they'll suspend for a few seconds before waking back up.
Steps to Reproduce:
- Have a monitor attached over HDMI.
- Set screen energy saving (in Plasma 5) to 1 minute.
- After 1 minute has passed, the monitor will try to enter sleep mode. It will fail and turn back on.
- The monitor will continue to attempt to enter sleep mode every minute until interrupted by the user.
The monitors turn back on a few seconds after entering sleep mode.
The monitors stay in sleep mode.
While I have two monitors, this issue is only triggered when one is connected using HDMI. Connecting only one monitor using HDMI will trigger the problem. Connecting either one using DVI does not trigger the problem.
I am unable to test if DisplayPort triggers the problem, as I have no compatible monitors.
Setting the kernel parameter amdgpu.dc=0 does not cause the problem to trigger.
I haven't confirmed if the other affected users in the launchpad thread are using HDMI, so I'm only reporting my experience.