Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

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Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by Alan47 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:31 am

Hi,

I'm on a fresh install of Linux Mint 19.1, Cinnamon edition. When I lock my screen and leave my computer untouched and locked for a longer period of time (e.g. an hour or two), then the lock screen will freeze. In this state, I can still move the mouse, but I can't perform any actions, all buttons and inputs become completely unresponsive and I can't log back into my session. The only way to get out of this seems to be CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to kill the session; then I can log into a new session. However, this is very inconvenient, as any unsaved changes to files in the old session are lost.

Does this problem occur for anybody else as well? Any idea how to fix this, or at least how to resolve the situation when it occurs without forcefully killing the session?

Thanks,

Alan

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by ewqstar » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:26 pm

I have the same problem. Can someone help?

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by smurphos » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:41 pm

We need a bit more info.

Firstly the output of inxi -Fxxxz run in a terminal. Copy the output and paste into your reply in between [code][/code] tags.

Second a little more clarification of the scenario when the freeze occurs. E.g. is the machine going into suspend in the interim period, or just screen off but awake, or has the screen been on throughout the intervening period with the screensaver running.
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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by ewqstar » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:25 pm

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System:    Host: cat Kernel: 4.18.0-16-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 
           wm: muffin 4.0.6 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: RV408/RV508 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
           serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RV408/RV508 serial: <filter> BIOS: Phoenix v: 03UB.P019.20101027.LX date: 10/27/2010 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 7.5 Wh condition: 7.8/44.4 Wh (18%) volts: 12.4/11.1 model: SAMSUNG Electronics 
           type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Unknown 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Celeron T3500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn rev: A L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 8379 
           Speed: 2094 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2094 2: 2094 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics vendor: Samsung Co driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:2a42 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio vendor: Samsung Co driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           chip ID: 8086:293e 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.0-16-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet vendor: Samsung Co driver: sky2 v: 1.30 port: 3000 
           bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 11ab:4354 
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Foxconn T77H121.05 802.11bgn 
           driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 06:00.0 chip ID: 168c:002b 
           IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 352.13 GiB used: 357.06 GiB (101.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Transcend model: TS128GSSD370S size: 119.24 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
           rev: 4H scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: HM250HI size: 232.89 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 01C4 
           scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 102.17 GiB used: 74.12 GiB (72.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.66 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: 39.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 206 Uptime: 1d 1h 07m Memory: 3.79 GiB used: 1.29 GiB (34.2%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 
           Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.27 
The system freezes when I close the laptop lid and it goes into sleep mode, after awakening on the screen is only a clock and there is no field for entering the password. Time on the clock does not change.

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by smurphos » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:58 am

This type of issue is normally hardware ( and specifically graphic driver specific) and are hard to troubleshoot.

Does the problem happen on the latest 4.15 kernel?

See https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-s ... issues/219 for some workarounds and troubleshooting steps.

This looks weird..

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Drives:    Local Storage: total: 352.13 GiB used: 357.06 GiB (101.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Transcend model: TS128GSSD370S size: 119.24 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
           rev: 4H scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: HM250HI size: 232.89 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 01C4 
           scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 102.17 GiB used: 74.12 GiB (72.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.66 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by ewqstar » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:31 pm

Problem in any kernel up to 5. This happened after upgrade from 19.0 to 19.1. On 19.0 with same kernel all working correctly.

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by Alan47 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:29 am

The problem still occurs for me. I don't have a Notebook, I'm using a desktop PC. Here's the output of inxi -Fxxxz:

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System:
  Host: my-thinkcentre Kernel: 4.15.0-45-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 wm: muffin 4.0.6 
  dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: LENOVO product: 10SFCTO1WW v: ThinkCentre M920t 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 3132 v: SDK0J40697 WIN 3305172167832 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: M1UKT23A date: 12/05/2018 
CPU:
  Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-8700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 12.0 MiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 76608 
  Speed: 861 MHz min/max: 800/4600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 901 2: 901 
  3: 901 4: 902 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 902 9: 902 10: 884 11: 900 12: 901 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:3e92 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1920x1200~60Hz, 1920x1200~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.2 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-45-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
  port: efa0 bus ID: 00:1f.6 chip ID: 8086:15bb 
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 135.22 GiB (11.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SD9TB8W256G1001 size: 238.47 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 7101 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-1SB102 size: 931.51 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: CC63 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 177.50 GiB used: 67.59 GiB (38.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 287 Uptime: 25m Memory: 31.25 GiB used: 3.61 GiB (11.5%) 
  Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash 
  v: 4.4.19 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.27 

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by ewqstar » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:49 pm

To avoid losing open windows, I restart cinnamon with the command:

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pkill -HUP -f "cinnamon --replace"
in tty6

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by smurphos » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:14 am

Mmm - I've experienced this once now going back to my user who had remained logged in while another user used the machine for most of the day and then the machine had suspended overnight with both users logged in. I could logout of the other users account but when i logged into mine I was presented with the frozen screensaver - Ctrl-Alt-Esc (after a 30 second or so delay) brought it back to life.
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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by Alan47 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:41 am

The problem just occurred on my PC again. I used the key combo CTRL+ALT+ESC, as suggested by @smurphos, and it brought my session back to life. I was presented with a popup window, saying "Cinnamon just crashed", and offered me to restart Cinnamon. I clicked the button, and everything seems to be working again, even my open windows are still here.

Are there any logfiles or similar which I can provide to assist the devs in sorting out this issue?

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by smurphos » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:05 am

I had a quick check through ~/.xsession-errors after the freeze I experienced - nothing there. I didn't get a Cinnamon crash but you could look in Systems Reports for a crash report.
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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by StonedSidney » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:55 am

I think I have same/similar issue, posted in this thread viewtopic.php?f=208&t=291874 (there's a video in case that helps).

Our hardware looks similar too with the same Lenovo driver: i915 for Graphics.

We regularly switch users and leave to PC to suspend to the lock screen as well as closing the lid. No obvious pattern to what triggers the issue. When the problem hits it only affects one user's session.

Does this look like the same issue?

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by Alan47 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:54 am

No, my issue is different - the screen freezes completely and I can't do anything except moving the mouse cursor around.

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by StonedSidney » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Thanks anyway. Good luck finding a fix, I'll keep following just in case :?

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by markkrj » Wed May 29, 2019 1:24 pm

I have this exact same issue on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. Every day when I get to the work and turn on my monitor, I have to type my password and then press CTRL+ALT+ESC to get to my session. It has been like since I upgraded to Mint 18 from 17. I was hopping that this was solved on 19...

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by paranoidi » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:30 am

Sorry to say this, I know the developers are working hard and doing their best. But the screen saver seems like complete garbage, not only does it crash and require logging into terminal and killing it frequently. It also consumes high amount of CPU when computer should not be doing really anything ...

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by Diskdoc » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:23 am

"Me too". What can I do to help? And where?

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by alex388 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:46 pm

I do have the same problem. My notebok is a HP ProBook, so not the same as the other ones.

Is there any progress on this issue?

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by Alan47 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:18 pm

I recently upgraded to 19.2 Tina and the problem seems to occur even more frequently there. It's really annoying, especially since the system is working great other than that.

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Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Post by RichH » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:00 am

Bump. My lock screen has been freezing on wake from suspend since upgrading to 19.2. I can still unlock by entering the password but no feedback at all from the screen, so if I typo the password I'm stuck. It looks like the screen is updating maybe once every 3-4 seconds, irregularly.
More an annoyance than anything else, but it's a very visible defect in an otherwise splendid release.

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System:    Host: RH-Laptop Kernel: 4.15.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 
           wm: muffin 4.2.2 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: G750JS v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G750JS v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: G750JS.208 date: 07/17/2014 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 69.7 Wh condition: 69.7/77.0 Wh (91%) volts: 14.8/14.8 model: ASUSTeK G750-59 type: Li-ion 
           serial: <filter> status: Not charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4710HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 39909 
           Speed: 998 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 998 2: 998 3: 998 4: 998 5: 998 6: 998 7: 998 8: 998 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           chip ID: 8086:0416 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 870M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:1199 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 870M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
           chip ID: 8086:0c0c 
           Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:8c20 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-58-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave driver: wl 
           v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:43b1 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: alx v: kernel port: d000 
           bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1969:10a1 
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 900.80 GiB (96.7%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 1TB size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q 
           scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 45.58 GiB used: 12.95 GiB (28.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 
           ID-2: /boot size: 4.52 GiB used: 372.6 MiB (8.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
           ID-3: /home size: 579.07 GiB used: 417.87 GiB (72.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 
           ID-4: /var size: 55.67 GiB used: 51.74 GiB (92.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda10 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 58 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2300 
Info:      Processes: 275 Uptime: 22h 57m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.74 GiB (11.2%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: 
           gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32 

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