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by primuspaul
Fri May 25, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda, section ##########
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda, section ##########

System: Host: administrator-OptiPlex-790 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: Dell product: OptiPlex 790 v: 01 Mobo: Dell model: 0HY9JP v: A02 Bios: Dell v: A11 date: 12/30/2011 CPU: Quad co...
by primuspaul
Fri May 25, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda, section ##########
Replies: 1
Views: 160

blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda, section ##########

Was watching a video and got that black screen all of a sudden. Have never had it before and after reboot system booted fine. The only thing that happened this time was I accidentally send the system to sleep mode while watching a video, then woke it up and resumed viewing it. System is on an SSD ge...
by primuspaul
Mon May 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Desktop sometimes freezes after boot
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Desktop sometimes freezes after boot

System: Host: administrator-OptiPlex-790 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: Dell product: OptiPlex 790 v: 01 Mobo: Dell model: 0HY9JP v: A02 Bios: Dell v: A11 date: 12/30/2011 CPU: Quad co...
by primuspaul
Mon May 07, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Desktop sometimes freezes after boot
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Desktop sometimes freezes after boot

Rarely, the computer will crash. Most times it works fine, but once in a while I will boot it up and the desktop will just freeze. No input looks like it's going to the desktop. Any way to find out the cause?
by primuspaul
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

As a suggestion, perhaps you are attempting to solve this problem the wrong way about. What happens if you change the lightbulb for another type? Probably, a LOT cheaper and easier than spending hours trying to resolve the effect without dealing with the CAUSE. The computer has already been turned ...
by primuspaul
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

Now it's not waking up reliably, so I can't tell what's causing it! Yes the fan is on the same switch as the light. That way you leave to turn off the light and the fan.
by primuspaul
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

There are wall plug interference devices like: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Three-Outlet-RCA-AH040-Voltage-Surge-Suppressor-with-Interference-Filter/132514390513?hash=item1eda7921f1:g:5UsAAOSwSv1XlmdR But here's the thing--your desktop's power supply unit will have this type of filter built in, an...
by primuspaul
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

Wired it to UPS. Still happens. I realize it's the voltage drop: but how do I keep it from waking the computer?
by primuspaul
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

I doubt the cheap Dell board has any of that stuff. Either way, I can replicate this by turning on a ceiling fan, too. I will try to connect it to the UPS in the room and see if that helps.
by primuspaul
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

Still, I'm leaning more towards it being caused by the voltage drop when the light is turned on. Any way to prevent this from waking it up?
by primuspaul
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

Those cfl type bulbs also have a switch-mode power converter in the base of the bulb. These things also cause a lot of radio interference as well. That was the reason for suggesting removing the wireless usb receivers. Perhaps the pulse is coming in via the ac power lines. Is the light perhaps a de...
by primuspaul
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

It's happening again. When I turn on the light. Anyone know how to prevent it? Is that an led light? I have had some that generate a lot of noise in my ham station receiver. Also dimmer switches are notorious for radio interference. Try removing the usb stub after suspend and turn the lights on/off...
by primuspaul
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

FreedomTruth wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:01 am
What is the result of

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cat /proc/acpi/wakeup | grep enabled

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EHC1 S3 *enabled pci:0000:00:1d.0
EHC2 S3 *enabled pci:0000:00:1a.0
GLAN S4 *enabled pci:0000:00:19.0
by primuspaul
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

It's happening again. When I turn on the light. Anyone know how to prevent it?
by primuspaul
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

Still happening. I figured out how to reproduce it: by turning on the light. No idea why.

I tried to test it a few more times and it was no longer working.
by primuspaul
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

I'll try that later on, but FYI I used the wireless keyboard on a Dell Mint laptop (serving in the same role, being put on standby) and it never exited suspend unless input was sent via the keyboard.
by primuspaul
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

It was already disabled.
by primuspaul
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

I put Mint on a Dell desktop. It goes to suspend just fine (power LED starts blinking, screen off, fans off), but it seems to return from suspend without any input. There is no mouse connected. There are two keyboards, but one is safely tucked away with no chance of a button being pushed and the oth...
by primuspaul
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: BioStar GeForce 9500GT not detected by Mint or BIOS
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: BioStar GeForce 9500GT not detected by Mint or BIOS

Can I just use the black PCIe slot and ignore the blue one?
by primuspaul
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: BioStar GeForce 9500GT not detected by Mint or BIOS
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: BioStar GeForce 9500GT not detected by Mint or BIOS

If I plug it into the blue slot, all 4 PCI slots in BIOS show EMPTY. If I plug it into the black slot, I see it appear in the BIOS. I tried the command earlier. It was only posting the integrated card info. What I'm concerned about is the fact that only the black slot shows up in BIOS. Nothing shows...

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