Upon startup in Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus Ux32vd laptop, I get the following error:

"[drm:intel_dp_start_link_train], too many voltage retries, give up"

The computer boots fine otherwise, but I don't know what the issue is.

  • Same laptop here with same error message. By the way @brandex, do you also have the occasional freezing of the screen like I do? [ctrl+alt+f1] then [ctrl+alt+f7] then [alt+tab] is the only thing that helps it -- maybe the gpu support is bogus? – Gabor Jun 25 '14 at 16:34
  • See also askubuntu.com/questions/502761/… – donquixote Jan 14 '16 at 5:36

I have UX32VD laptop and found same problem. This realy comming up when switched to Nvidia. Same freezes to me, so I do like ber4444 said Ctrl+Alt+F1 then Ctrl+Alt+F7 then Alt+Tab. Related bug seems to be fixed https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=74931 already by patch.


I see these occasionally on my Dell XPS 15 (L322X) it doesn't seem to hurt anything and I can't pinpoint a specific cause for it.

I doubt it's anything to worry about.


FWIW. I used to get "drm:intel_* give up" messages coinciding with actual and frequent screen blanking, i.e. monitor goes black for a few seconds, comes back, blanks again...

My solution was to replace my Display-port (DP) cable+adapter with a good quality DP cable with latching (about $10 online). A good DP cable locks into the socket and maintains good electric connections between the graphics chip and the monitor.

Update: since replacing the cable a few months back, I haven't experienced any screen blanking nor any drm:intel_* errors.

The monitor cable replacement fix has proved to be a complete success.

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