Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by malcolm1029 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:41 pm

#robfish - thanks for the update. I've just seen that 4.0.15-29 is available. I'll try it tomorrow.

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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by benchrest » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:27 pm

4.15.0-29 did not work for me. From all the threads about cinnamon crashing with 4.15 I think there is more than one bug. I am using 18.3 with Nvidia-340 driver. In xorg.log I got a three line message (that I lost) that the nvidia driver failed to load, see the system.log for further error messages. But I could not find further messages in system log. Have reverted back to 4.13.0-45.
I am in no rush to upgrade to LM 19 but since it comes with the 4.15.0-20 kernel I need to see it work on 18.3 before taking the plunge. Not sure if 4.13.0-45 would work with LM 19.
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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by Petermint » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 pm

There is a note in another thread about new ISOs using the new kernel and fixing only one or two of the known problems. The main problem fixed is the one where you have to install offline to stop automatic updates during installation. There are other problems are waiting on other fixes.

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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by bl0ckz » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:07 am

benchrest wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:27 pm
4.15.0-29 did not work for me.
I installed 4.15.0-29 yesterday and nvidia-340 is still working.
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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by smurphos » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:55 am

bl0ckz wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:07 am
benchrest wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:27 pm
4.15.0-29 did not work for me.
I installed 4.15.0-29 yesterday and nvidia-340 is still working.
It might be down to a subtle difference in the nvidia packages between version 340.104 in xenial (mint 18) and 340.106 in bionic (mint 19)

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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by bl0ckz » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:41 am

smurphos wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:55 am
It might be down to a subtle difference in the nvidia packages between version 340.104 in xenial (mint 18) and 340.106 in bionic (mint 19)
The problem is the kernel, not the nvidia-driver. The kernel dropped support, as someone told here.
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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by smurphos » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:07 am

bl0ckz wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:41 am
smurphos wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:55 am
It might be down to a subtle difference in the nvidia packages between version 340.104 in xenial (mint 18) and 340.106 in bionic (mint 19)
The problem is the kernel, not the nvidia-driver. The kernel dropped support, as someone told here.
Nope the problem is the driver needs updating in xenial to support the newer kernel. 340.104 in xenial's last update was Nov 17. http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs ... /changelog

340.106 in bionic has several patches applied since then - http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs ... /changelog

So it's quite possible it will work with a specific kernel in Mint 19 and not with the same kernel in Mint 18.x

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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by bl0ckz » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:42 am

smurphos wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:07 am
Nope the problem is the driver needs updating in xenial to support the newer kernel.
:roll:

That is exactly the same, what I told you. You can't blame the driver section, when the problem lies in the kernel and the kernel drops support for the driver.
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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by gm10 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:12 am

bl0ckz wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:42 am
smurphos wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:07 am
Nope the problem is the driver needs updating in xenial to support the newer kernel.
:roll:

That is exactly the same, what I told you. You can't blame the driver section, when the problem lies in the kernel and the kernel drops support for the driver.
No, it's not. The nvidia driver is not part of the kernel. So, as smurphos said, you need to update the driver. There is no ambiguity there.

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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by bl0ckz » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:19 am

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:12 am
No, it's not. The nvidia driver is not part of the kernel. So, as smurphos said, you need to update the driver. There is no ambiguity there.
Hmm...yeah, you are (partly) right.
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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by AJ1000 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:22 pm

It works ... the new kernel has fixed my problem

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Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by malcolm1029 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:37 pm

Running on 4.15.0-23 with nvidia 340 - updated to 4.15.0-29. Initially got an error during the update, but it seems to have got sorted out.

Now on 4.15.0-29 with nvidia 340

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