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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Sun May 24, 2015 11:21 am

I have the same problem, but I'm using Mate. Also, when I set colours for background in Appearance they always go back to black. My old Toshiba Qosmio has dual core and: Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes

Hope the mentioned update solves this annoying issue.

This is weird, just changed in Appearances to Customize, Clearlooks and now my menu is no longer black! I gather this is a temporary solution for me until the update makes an appearance.

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by giepen.m » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:09 pm

Just upgraded to Cinnamon 2.6.

Maybe it is too early to say, but opening all programs I can possibly find I cannot reproduce the bug anymore.
I'll edit if I happen to see the bug again...

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by erikandreassen » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:32 pm

giepen.m wrote:
linuxuser1 wrote:@giepen.m: I saw, earlier in this thread you created a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/, as proposed in the Arch wiki.
I had changed the directory already to /usr/share/...

The bug still occurs. New is that some (not all) jpg are black or corrupted - here a screenshot of a fullscreen jpg

Back to "uxa"...
this one I've had before haven't seen it for a long time. that's frequency tear, your screen frequency is to fast (high) (not syncing properly) for the display used. the old fix was to press ctrl and + or - to change display settings. don't know if it still works, we are talking 10 years plus here

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Re: LMDE 2 Cinnamon taskbar corruption

Post by Fred Barclay » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:09 pm

exploder wrote: Another community member had problems with artifacts with Intel graphics in LMDE 2 Cinnamon. The same user did a Debian Jesse install with Cinnamon and the problem was not present. So there are 3 of us at least that have had problems with Intel graphics... The things he tried are posted as well as the things I tried, you might look over these and see if any of these ideas help with you situation.
That would be me. :) http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 9&t=192504

I've got Cinnamon 2.6 from romeo with even worse results, but as exploder said, this is apparently not limited to Cinnamon.

Also, LDM is the greeter for Debian MATE and Cinnamon. Not sure about the others...

I installed plymouth on Debian as per Clem's instructions and never had any issues. He also wanted me to install MDM, but mdm wouldn't allow me to login in (and frankly, looked kind of ugly in its default config. I guess the Mint team really improves it before adding it to Mint--I would never guess that the elegant Mint login screen and the monstrosity I saw in Debian were one and the same.)

I'm also on Debian Sid now, so comparisions between Betsy and Debian are not precise anymore. However, Jessie and Sid are still close in version numbers.
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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Jeepty » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:26 pm

I had this problem on a little Toshiba netbooknb205. I'm running lmde2 mate. I compiled kernel 3.18.14 and it solved the problem for me. It hasn't happened in two days.

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uname -a
Linux minihal 3.18.14 #1 Mon Jun 1 22:17:32 PDT 2015 i686 GNU/Linux

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Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
I have had no issues running this kernel on my system, everything is groovy so far.
FYI - my packages are bare bones. I've added nothing from the software manager.

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:51 pm

Jeepty, how do you compile this kernel? I'm not very proficient at Linux, so I would need a step by step instruction. Thanking you in advance.

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Jeepty » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:12 pm

LittleToucan wrote:Jeepty, how do you compile this kernel? I'm not very proficient at Linux, so I would need a step by step instruction. Thanking you in advance.
I've only done it three times myself. Before trying a new kernel you should make sure that you know how to boot to the grub menu. The grub menu will allow you to boot into recovery mode or boot into an older kernel that you have installed on your system.

Getting to grub is a lot like getting to your bios. Hold the appropriate key at startup and you are there. As far as I know, one of these three methods will get you to the grub menu. Hold shift at startup, or, tap shift repeatedly at startup, or, hold delete at startup (delete works for me). When the grub menu comes up you will see various selections (linuxmint mate 32bit...) that you can highlight with the arrow keys. pressing 'e' will show you more information about what is highlighted. If you scan this text for 'echo', then the number after that should be you kernel. Don't edit anything in here. esc will then get you back to the prior grub menu.

If you add a new kernel and it breaks your system for some reason, boot to grub, and look for the linux with the old system kernel.

That being said, I have not yet had a kernel break my system. I switched various kernels on the ubuntu based mint (no compiling necessary) with no problems at all. But I have read some horror stories in forums regarding kernels...... I've only just gotten into compiling the kernel with lmde2.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Compile ... buntuLMDE/

These are the same directions that I use to compile the kernel. I know very little about compiling from source, so other than pointing you to these directions, I cannot explain WHY they are the directions. :(

you can grab the kernel from kernel.org. Download the tar of the kernel you like. I used (and recommend) the 3.18.14 which is the most recent longterm kernel (think of longterm as 'very stable'). Then follow the instructables page. Your computer will take a long time to compile the kernel. when you are done you will have two new files that end in .deb .When you click on them the gdeb package installer will install them. Then a reboot and you are done!

If things go wrong, boot to grub>boot to old kernel verions (3.16 prob)>start synaptic>search for 'kernel-image'>delete the new compiled kernel (3.18)>reboot.

I gotta say, I felt like a superhero after compiling my first kernel. :D

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by darethehair » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:32 pm

Jeepty wrote:I had this problem on a little Toshiba netbooknb205. I'm running lmde2 mate. I compiled kernel 3.18.14 and it solved the problem for me. It hasn't happened in two days.
In this specific case, is there an advantage to compiling your own kernel, as opposed to just downloading and installing a newer one already compiled?
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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:19 pm

Thanks Jeepty, I'll give it a look over carefully before trying it out.

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Jeepty » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:04 pm

darethehair wrote: In this specific case, is there an advantage to compiling your own kernel, as opposed to just downloading and installing a newer one already compiled?
I don't think that there is an advantage is this case. If you can track the kernel down that is ready for use, I would imagine that it would be just as good as compiling it yourself. In fact, the instructables I pointed to does not 'optimize' the kernel, which is basically removing kernel 'modules' that you don't use to save on memory and improve speed. So my custom kernel is probably very similar to a generic 3.18.

In this case, I believe that I benefited from the newer kernels improved handling of my hardware, and that it would be the same had I used a generic kernel. Also, I went with the latest longterm release and not the latest stable because i assume (i know, dangerous word) there are no regressions in the longterm kernel.

I think.

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Jeepty » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:20 pm

LittleToucan wrote:Thanks Jeepty, I'll give it a look over carefully before trying it out.
No problem Toucan.

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Fred Barclay » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:24 pm

Guys, installing the Liquorix kernel did the trick for me. No more problems in either Cinnamon or MATE. :)
http://liquorix.net/

If anything changes, I'll post back. But until then... Yay! I've got Mint back!!!
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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:19 am

Do you or anyone else for that matter think Rafael release will correct this issue?

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Fred Barclay » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:46 pm

Rafaela is for the normal edition of Mint, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 (and wil be release no. 17.2)...Betsy is Linux Mint Debian Edition. They're not the same. ;)

Mint >> Ubuntu base--latest release is Rebecca, upcoming is Rafaela
LMDE >> Debian Stable base--latest release is Betsy
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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:43 pm

Ah!

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:36 pm

Well, for the last two weeks I've been getting a lot of updates and I've installed all of them up to level 3. So far nothing bad has happened. I think since this last batch of updates the graphics issue is cured! I have Firefox open and a game that always turns black if it's open with Firefox, so far so good. Well, I was wrong, I still have the problem. I suppose I will be stuck like everyone else until I figure out how to write a kernel.

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:18 pm

Fred Barclay wrote:Guys, installing the Liquorix kernel did the trick for me. No more problems in either Cinnamon or MATE. :)
http://liquorix.net/
I tried liquorix and this is what I got:

$ sudo apt-get install liquorix-keyring
[sudo] password for little_toucan:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package liquorix-keyring

And I get this too:

sudo apt-get install linux-image-liquorix-686-pae linux-headers-liquorix-686-pae
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-image-liquorix-686-pae
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-liquorix-686-pae


Am I doing something wrong? I got this directly from the liquorix webpage provided.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Fred Barclay » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:07 pm

@Little Toucan: Can you post the results of

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inxi -r
?

Also, did you try

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sudo apt-get update
first?
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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by LittleToucan » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:14 pm

Fred Barclay wrote:@Little Toucan: Can you post the results of

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inxi -r
?

Also, did you try

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sudo apt-get update
first?
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy main upstream import
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie main non-free
deb http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy main
LittleToucan wrote:
Fred Barclay wrote:Guys, installing the Liquorix kernel did the trick for me. No more problems in either Cinnamon or MATE. :)
http://liquorix.net/
I tried liquorix and this is what I got:

$ sudo apt-get install liquorix-keyring
[sudo] password for little_toucan:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package liquorix-keyring

And I get this too:

sudo apt-get install linux-image-liquorix-686-pae linux-headers-liquorix-686-pae
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-image-liquorix-686-pae
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-liquorix-686-pae


Am I doing something wrong? I got this directly from the liquorix webpage provided.

Thanks for your help!
$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for little_toucan:
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy InRelease
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy InRelease
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
Get:1 http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy Release.gpg [198 B]
Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy Release.gpg [198 B]
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie InRelease
Hit http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie InRelease
Get:3 http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy Release [2,284 B]
Get:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy Release [16.7 kB]
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie/main i386 Packages
Get:5 http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy/main i386 Packages [3,918 B]
Get:6 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/main i386 Packages [28.8 kB]
Hit http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie/contrib i386 Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main i386 Packages
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/upstream i386 Packages [18.8 kB]
Hit http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/non-free i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie/non-free i386 Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib i386 Packages
Get:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/import i386 Packages [50.4 kB]
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Translation-en
Get:9 http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie-updates/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex [505 B]
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free Translation-en
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib i386 Packages
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie-updates/non-free i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en
Get:10 http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex [229 B]
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie-updates/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/import Translation-en_GB
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/import Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/upstream Translation-en_GB
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/upstream Translation-en
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/main Translation-en
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/non-free Translation-en
Fetched 122 kB in 6s (19.3 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

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Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

Post by Fred Barclay » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:54 pm

Yeah, the liquorix repo never made it onto your system. Did you create the repo as root? If not, it wouldn't have saved.
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