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by caracal478
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iwlwifi irq16 high cpu usage
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: iwlwifi irq16 high cpu usage

Looks like the problem may have been pci=nomsi option in the boot parameters.

I believe that may have been a leftover from video card troubles I was having a while back.

The CPU usage is still a bit high (with the pci=nomsi option REMOVED), at about 15%, but i was seeing 40-60 before.
by caracal478
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iwlwifi irq16 high cpu usage
Replies: 1
Views: 69

iwlwifi irq16 high cpu usage

I was getting very high CPU usage when on irq/16-iwlwifi when playing audio through VLC. I'm assuming that's because the sound system uses irq16, since everything else seems to (see end of post). I thought wifi was disabled, but it wasn't so I disabled it. That didn't fix the problem, so I did sudo ...
by caracal478
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How do I lock desktop icons?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: How do I lock desktop icons?

i think if you right click on the desktop you'll see

desktop -> auto-arrange

if auto-arrange is disabled i'm pretty sure, but not positive, they won't move.

edit: doh! i just realized you want to prevent accidental moving. that I don't know.
by caracal478
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mouse wont open desktop apps
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Mouse wont open desktop apps

aha. unfortunately we've now exceeded my ability to help. somebody more knowledgeable than me will have to make some suggestions as to what package handles the icon initialization. it's definitely going to be related to the desktop. it may require something as drastic as re-installing the mint deskt...
by caracal478
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mouse wont open desktop apps
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Mouse wont open desktop apps

after you reboot when things are not working properly, right click the icon and see what the actual command path is. then do you logout thing and repeat. see if the paths are the same. i'm wondering if for some bizarre reason, the actual icons are broken the first time you log in, i.e. this is not a...
by caracal478
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia X Server settings does not load
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Nvidia X Server settings does not load

I'm probably going to be of minimal help, but one thing i did notice is that your inxi is missing the drivers line. what yours says: Graphics: Card-1: NVIDIA Device 1b06 bus-ID: 01:00.0 Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1b06 bus-ID: 02:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00...
by caracal478
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

you. are. a. genius ! :D that fixed the problem. [edit: to be more specific, removing xorg.conf.] that's just infuriating. how could the file be misconfigured and yet not actually generate any errors in any of the log files ?! There's one caveat to this. When i got back into the system driver 410 wa...
by caracal478
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

i didn't create it, the installation creates it. it says right at the top of the file

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig

so is the installer buggy, or is there something else going on ?

what exactly is configured incorrectly ?
by caracal478
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

i have an MSI laptop. there is no bios setting for graphics card selection. when i do apt-get purge *nvidia* that does not update the xorg.conf file. interestingly ,with the wrong file, i.e. file calling for the nvidia driver, X still works. Therefore this is the xorg.conf file that is present when ...
by caracal478
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

ok. tried installation again and checked X.org.0.log again, and still no errors. as far as i can tell lightdm log looks the same regardless of which driver, so this is most likely an X problem. it's just so weird that it doesn't work and yet doesn't throw any errors. i'm still fairly convinced the e...
by caracal478
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

Did you get that file in the virtual terminal or after purging the Nvidia driver in the VT and rebooting. i installed the nvidia driver and rebooted. the login screen does not come up. i ctrl-alt-F1 get to the VT and ran all the commands you listed. so the X.org file is the one i captured with nvid...
by caracal478
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

In your first post, after installing the Nvidia driver, it appears that you were able to get to the desktop. 1. If you can do that again, or use Timeshift to go back to that time, then post the output of using these commands: Well once i load the driver i can get back to a VT which is how i purge t...
by caracal478
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Linux mint mate 19 update caused grub infinite loop - nvidia driver
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Linux mint mate 19 update caused grub infinite loop - nvidia driver

welll if it's really the nvidia driver you can do what i've been doing.

sudo apt-get purge *nvidia*

the nvidia drivers and chipsets are a plague...i wonder if radeon is any better...
by caracal478
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED N/A] Previously unknown errors with a fresh reinstall.
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Previously unknown errors with a fresh reinstall.

that's weird. i915 is an intel generic chipset driver, I think. what does your driver manager tell you ? what you want to do is force the vesa driver. if you blacklist the i915 that might happen. do you know about the "E" trick on the boot screen ? that will get you into the boot parameters where yo...
by caracal478
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

yes all is well.

i have to do

apt-get purge nvidia*

from vt1 whenever i get the stalled display manager, i.e. every single time i've installed nvidia so far.
you know. it used to work. :-(
by caracal478
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED N/A] Previously unknown errors with a fresh reinstall.
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Previously unknown errors with a fresh reinstall.

definitely a video problem (unfortunately still way too common a problem on linux). what video driver are you using ? the output of lsmod might be helpful. if you are using the chipset specific driver the key is to NOT use it. unfortunately how exactly to do that escapes me at the moment. perhaps so...
by caracal478
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: display manager doesn't work with nvidia driver
Replies: 0
Views: 43

display manager doesn't work with nvidia driver

hi, i say display manager, but it might be X, or it might be both. here's the thing: there are no errors. no errors. nothing in dmesg. nothing in the lightdm logs, nothing in the X server logs. everything looks happy. x appears to be running. i've tried restarting lightdm, but ... nothing. can't thi...
by caracal478
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

You can try deactivating internal Intel graphic card in the bios of your machine. It should also have an option to set which card is main and which card is secondary... i've never seen that choice in a bios. might be that it's limited to desktops or something. well i did get the nvidia driver to lo...
by caracal478
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

i think the mods censored one of my posts which was not conveyed in the nicest tone. or i just forgot to hit submit. I actually did get the driver to finally load and what happened ? i lost X-windows. at least it didn't lock up the machine. linux on a laptop is still very problematic. i've given up....
by caracal478
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia driver installed but won't load SOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: nvidia driver installed but won't load

Thanks very much for your help. nouveau is not loading. it looks to me like the i915 driver still is, but that makes sense since i have onboard i915 i'm wondering if that is preventing the nvidia driver from getting loaded. it's so frustrating. everything appears to be set up correctly but it just w...

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