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A few hickups in Mint

Post by Linkdead_ » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:26 pm

I apologize ahead of time if this is not the correct forum, I wasn't 100% sure on where to put this! So I have been using mint for about 5 days now and I am loving it, there have been a couple hickups that I have found though that are rather annoying. The first one deals with my keyboard and mouse.

Randomly, when I boot into Mint my keyboard of my mouse might not work. It will have worked perfect the session before, but now it wont. The first time it happened to my mouse I switched around USB ports and it never started working so I had to
reboot a couple times until it started working. The keyboard was the same, had to reboot a few times. The mouse thing happened again today, however, after switching it around to a different USB port a couple times it started working. The mouse is
a Corsair M65 and the keyboard is a Corsair STRAFE.

Second issue I have been encountering is Mint just not logging into my desktop. I will put my password in and it will just sit there with the little swirling icon like it is thinking about whether my password is correct. It doesn't log in nor tell me the
password is incorrect, just sits there. What I had to do was click on guest, then log in and back out of that, then re-enter my password on my account and it logged in fine. This has happened a couple times.

Thanks,
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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by Pjotr » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:46 pm

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by Linkdead_ » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:37 pm

Here is the results of that. Also, it JUST happened again to my keyboard when I booted into Mint, when I unplugged the keyboard and plugged it back in, it was working a few seconds later. So it is not a world shattering problem, but definitely annoying.

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System:    Host: dead-lighter Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: V2.6 date: 12/24/2014
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4790K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 32001
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 4000 MHz 2: 4000 MHz 3: 3999 MHz
           4: 4000 MHz 5: 4009 MHz 6: 4000 MHz 7: 4000 MHz 8: 4002 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@59.94hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.90 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-3 Corsair driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 003-006
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: alx port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: c000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1500.3GB (4.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 396G used: 49G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.13GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:51C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 251 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 1224.0/15997.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by Pjotr » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:39 pm

Try this:

1. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

2. Install the latest kernel from the 4.10 series.

3. Reboot.

When no avail, try the latest kernel from the 4.13 series.
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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by Linkdead_ » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:18 pm

So far so good. Tried updating to the newest 4.10 with nothing happening, but I upgraded to 4.13.0-21 and so far so good. It doesn't happen EVERY time, so I will see how it goes over the next couple days, hopefully that fixed it! Thank you for your help!

As a side note, the links in your signature are some great info!

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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by Linkdead_ » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:02 am

So putting this out there to bump the thread and update. Since upgrading my kernel to the latest version my keyboard hasn't had any issues, but my mouse is still acting up. Most of the time when I get to the log in screen the mouse doesn't work and I have to unplug it then plug it back in a few times before it starts working. Any ideas what might be wrong?

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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by Pjotr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:16 am

Linkdead_ wrote:So putting this out there to bump the thread and update. Since upgrading my kernel to the latest version my keyboard hasn't had any issues, but my mouse is still acting up. Most of the time when I get to the log in screen the mouse doesn't work and I have to unplug it then plug it back in a few times before it starts working. Any ideas what might be wrong?
It might be a hardware problem, of course.... But hopefully some future kernel update will fix that annoying mouse problem. I advise to keep installing updates for your current 4.13 kernel as soon as they become available.
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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:44 am

It might be a hardware problem, of course.... But hopefully some future kernel update will fix that annoying mouse problem. I advise to keep installing updates for your current 4.13 kernel as soon as they become available.
@Pjotr
Why recommend kernel version 4.13 when 4.14 is the LTS and more recent? I am curious.
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Re: A few hickups in Mint

Post by Pjotr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:59 am

deepakdeshp wrote:
It might be a hardware problem, of course.... But hopefully some future kernel update will fix that annoying mouse problem. I advise to keep installing updates for your current 4.13 kernel as soon as they become available.
@Pjotr
Why recommend kernel version 4.13 when 4.14 is the LTS and more recent? I am curious.
4.14 isn't officially supported yet....
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