Weird Display Issue – Lenovo X200

Weird Display Issue – Lenovo X200
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Image by Angelo Stavrow
I installed the latest Intel display driver on my Lenovo Thinkpad X200 notebook the other day, and today I’ve twice gotten this weird garbled vertical column pattern when I open the lid of the notebook and wake it from sleep. Altering the angle of the lid does nothing, but moving the mouse cursor makes the garbled pattern change a little bit.

I took a screen capture of the desktop and it looks normal, so it seems that this happens somewhere between the GPU and display — hopefully it’s not a hardware issue.

I’m now rolling back to the earlier driver to see if that fixes anything.