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17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by Graemevj » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:23 pm

Hello All, my first post on the forum so I hope I am in the right place.

After successfully upgrading my 32 bit Linux Mint from 17.2 I upgraded my 64 bit machine. Boot up looks good with the normal screen proclaiming 17.3 but unfortunately it crashes Cinnamon on the first mouse click I make. I feel that it may be nvidia related and here is the message I get when trying to restart cinnamon from the fallback window manager.

gvj@gvj-Mint ~ $ cinnamon
Cjs-Message: JS LOG: About to start Cinnamon
St-Message: cogl npot texture sizes SUPPORTED
Cjs-Message: JS LOG: Cinnamon started at Thu Dec 10 2015 11:44:23 GMT+1300 (NZDT)
Cjs-Message: JS LOG: network applet: Cannot find connection for active (or connection cannot be read)
Cjs-Message: JS LOG: network applet: Found connection for active
Window manager warning: Log level 6: The program 'cinnamon' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
(Details: serial 4593 error_code 8 request_code 134 (SYNC) minor_code 16)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Trace/breakpoint trap

I installed the Nouveau Driver and Linux Mint started normally but after a few minutes of faultless use the screen would tear and the machine locked up.
I tried re-installing the Nvidia driver and then the update driver in turn but each time Cinnamon crashed. I would appreciate it if someone could give me some pointers on what to try next.

My equipment details below ...
gvj@gvj-Mint ~/Desktop $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: gvj-Mint Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M2N68-AM Plus v: Rev X.0x
Bios: American Megatrends v: 0708 date: 06/29/2009
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon II X2 240 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 11250
clock speeds: max: 2812 MHz 1: 2812 MHz 2: 2812 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a/integrated/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.131 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-38-generic
Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet
driver: forcedeth port: e480 bus-ID: 00:07.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (35.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000AADS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 161G (38%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: /boot size: 236M used: 48M (22%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.16GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: 35.0C gpu: 0.0:
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2576
Info: Processes: 166 Uptime: 1:10 Memory: 901.5/3827.0MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28

gvj@gvj-Mint ~/Desktop $ uname -a
Linux gvj-Mint 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 8 09:43:57 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
gvj@gvj-Mint ~/Desktop $

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by Graemevj » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:56 pm

Some further information

I downloaded LinuxMint 17.3 to a memory stick and ran it up. I got the same problem as I did with the upgrade in Nouveaux mode i.e. The screen tears and the machine locks up after about 30 seconds of use.

The machine works perfectly with LinuxMint 17.2

The machine works perfectly in fallback mode with any video driver with LinuxMint 17.3

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by hzowiq » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:26 pm

Hi i have similiar problem. My report :
System : Linuxmint 64 bit, nvidia Geforce 6100 nForce 405
Problem : after login, when we click mouse to open application, cinnamon crash to fallback mode.

Linuxmint 17.2 + nouveau = need nomodeset (known problem as in release announcement)
Linuxmint 17.2 + nvidia304.125 = good
Linuxmint 17.2 + nvidia304.131 = good


Linuxmint 17.3 (upgrade from 17.2) + nouveau = need nomodeset (known problem as in release announcement)
Linuxmint 17.3 (upgrade from 17.2) + nvidia304.131 / nvidia304.128 / nvidia304.125 = crash


Linuxmint 17.3 fresh install + nouveau = good enough for office/browsing, but i think for graphic/medium-heeavy task will slower than with propietary
Linuxmint 17.3 fresh install + nvidia304.131/nvidia304.125 + kernel3.16/kernel3.19 = crash


Crash messages from syslog :

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Dec 11 07:09:25 mintpc kernel: [   54.232082] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 13, 001e 3141590c 00000019 00000104 00009e09 00000002
Dec 11 07:09:25 mintpc kernel: [   54.234933] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 9, Channel 00000020 Instance 00000000 Intr 00100000
Dec 11 07:09:25 mintpc kernel: [   54.236786] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 9, Channel 00000020 Instance 00000000 Intr 00100000
Dec 11 07:09:32 mintpc kernel: [   61.232034] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 8, Channel 00000020
Dec 11 07:09:43 mintpc acpid: client 1328[0:0] has disconnected
Dec 11 07:10:25 mintpc acpid: client connected from 1328[0:0]
Dec 11 07:10:25 mintpc acpid: 1 client rule loaded
Dec 11 07:10:25 mintpc kernel: [  113.995473] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 1, Channel 00000002 Method 00000060 Data beef0233
Dec 11 07:10:30 mintpc kernel: [  119.185076] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 1, Channel 00000002 Method 00000060 Data beef0233
Dec 11 07:10:31 mintpc kernel: [  119.339007] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 1, Channel 00000002 Method 00000060 Data beef0233
Dec 11 07:10:31 mintpc kernel: [  119.406597] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:00:0d): 1, Channel 00000002 Method 00000060 Data beef0233
Dec 11 07:10:31 mintpc kernel: [  119.428343] traps: cinnamon[1740] trap int3 ip:7fe8cb22dc13 sp:7fff7d59c3f0 error:0
Archlinux user with gnome + similiar graphic card + similiar error messages
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=204363

The good thing is even after cinnamon crash, system actually works in fallback mode (i don't even know fallback mode exist) this is fallback mode with two panel, not cinnamon with software render mode.

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by Graemevj » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:15 pm

Thank you for your report. I was wondering if I was the only one with this problem but now I expect there will be others popping up. Something has changed with 17.3 as I had no problems with 17.2 and as my machine boots correctly I don't think nomodeset will help although I have tried it. The fact that cinnamon still crashes when run from the live CD suggests that there is no problems with the actual upgrade but rather a bug in 17.3 itself.

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by LeBoy » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:25 am

Another one in the boat here :-(

I've been running Mint 17.2 64bit for a month now without any problems whatsoever. On the weekend I downloaded 17.3 LiveCD and burned it to a USB stick. LiveCD would never boot normally - black screen. I can only boot it in fallback mode to perform the installation but when running 17.3 from the PC nothing really works:
  • No sound
  • No mouse (Wacom table) driver support
  • Installing NVidia drivers causes OS to crash completely...
I was wondering if my LiveCD image was damaged but I already tried twice without avail. The funny thing is that when testing 17.3 from the LiveCD in fallback mode everything seems to work fine.

If you guys have any idea how to perform a Rosa 64bit clean install, please let me know!
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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by cloggers » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:36 am

Same here. What seemed a simple upgrade ended in hours of frustrating fiddling with a crashing Cinnamon.

17.2 No problems at all
17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes, recommended Nvidia driver install Cinnamon crashes
17.3 fresh install Cinnamon crashes, recommended Nvidia driver install Cinnamon crashes
17.3 installed Mate alongside Cinnamon, running with recommended Nvidia driver Mate no problem

In the end I returned to 17.2 because I prefer Cinnamon. Would be very happy to have a cure. :D

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by alejandro.puig » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:07 pm

Same here.
17.2 No problems at all -> 17.3 Cinnamon crashes
Update: MATE OK

apuig@ineko-linux ~/Escritorio $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: ineko-linux Kernel: 4.2.0-19-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: Mobo: MSI model: MS-7369 v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: V2.4 date: 11/20/2007
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 3979
clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1000 MHz 2: 1000 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G72 [GeForce 7300 LE] bus-ID: 04:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.9hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 7300 LE/PCIe/SSE2/3DNOW! GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.131 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card NVIDIA MCP65 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:07.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.2.0-19-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 740.2GB (63.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 240.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SAMSUNG_HD502HI size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 16G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: swap-1 size: 0.50GB used: 0.01GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:65C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 168 Uptime: 2:05 Memory: 861.5/2014.6MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28
apuig@ineko-linux ~/Escritorio $ uname -a
Linux ineko-linux 4.2.0-19-generic #23~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 12 12:34:11 UTC 2015 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
apuig@ineko-linux ~/Escritorio $
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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by LeBoy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:37 am

Guys, honestly we must be doing something awfully wrong here. If I read most of the forum entries everybody is saying that 17.3 is so much better and so much more stable than 17.2. However...

if I download and boot from 17.2 LiveCD = Installation and system run perfectly.
if I download and boot from 17.3 LiveCD = Black screen... and everything else goes down from here...

On Friday I'll try to download LiveCD again and try with a DVD disc this time. I'll report back. For the time being I'm back to 17.2 until I figure out how to make Rosa clean install :-(

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by pcchynoweth » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:22 pm

Same here,

7.2 worked flawlessly
upgraded to 7.3 and cinnamon 2.8 and cinnamon crashes soon after starting
hoping for a fix or a workaround so that I can return to using my favourite desktop

peter@peter-laptop:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: peter-laptop Kernel: 4.2.0-19-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: Acer product: Aspire 5520 v: V1.10
Mobo: Acer model: Fuquene Bios: Acer v: V1.10 date: 10/29/2007
CPU: Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 3200
clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C67 [GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M] bus-ID: 00:12.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz, 1280x800@59.9hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M/integrated/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.131 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card NVIDIA MCP67 High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:07.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.2.0-19-generic
Network: Card-1: NVIDIA MCP67 Ethernet
driver: forcedeth port: 30f8 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
driver: ath5k bus-ID: 05:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (40.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LT012 size: 500.1GB temp: 32C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 138G used: 76G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.38GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:66C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 523.8/1748.3MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by Graemevj » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:38 am

This problem has now been officially accepted as a bug. Not assigned yet but at least we are not doing something wrong :)

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:44 am

Can you provide a link?

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by LeBoy » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:45 am

Well, at least we know now that we are not doing something wrong :-(

On the weekend I downloaded 17.3 LiveCD once again new to give it another try:
1. Booted from LiveCD => Black screen. I let system run for 20 minutes but nothing happened :-(
2. Booted from LiveCD in Recovery Mode => I could installed the OS fresh. I tried to install it on a second USB stick this time.
3. Booted from newly installed 17.3 USB stick => Black screen...

I gave up... :-(

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by Graemevj » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:15 am

Here is the link to the bug report ...

https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/4932

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by Graemevj » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:13 am

After persevering with fallback after each Cinnamon crash, I have installed Mate and everything works perfectly with this. I guess I will wait for the fix to Cinnamon or maybe even stay with Mate and remove Cinnamon altogether.

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by BuLLitz » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:23 pm

I have spent the last 3 days trying to get my NVidia card to work.
I can only access Cinnamon with Nouveau driver.

:x

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by BuLLitz » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:04 pm

Try this.... this is working for me.

When grub comes up, press e to edit.
Instead of adding nomodeset, backspace from the end of the line through 'quiet splash' (Get rid of the $vt thing and quiet splash).
Cntrl X
Let it do its thing...

WHen you get to the black screen and your computer isn't doing anything, press ENTER on your keyboard.

When I do this, I get the cinnamon desktop and login.
It is using my NVidia GPU and driver.
Am getting almost 2,000 fps in GLXGears!!!

EDIT
That worked for me all day yesterday... not today. I don't get it....

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by LeBoy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:29 am

Hi guys,

After several unsuccessful attempts I gave up trying to install 17.3 from LiveCD. However I found an alternative method to perform a clean isntallation from scratch:
  • Install 17.2 from LiveCD
  • Run all system updates available via Update Manager
  • Reboot
  • Run 17.3 upgrade via Update Manager > Menu > Edit > Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa:
  • Reboot
  • Run all system updates available via Update Manager
  • Reboot
  • Install recommended NVidia driver via Driver Manager
  • Reboot
I've been running Rosa for a couple of days now and I don't see any bugs or stability issues.

I seems that the problem lies exclusively on the 17.3 LiveCD. Somehow it cannot handle my hardware. It would be nice if the problem is addressed at some point since it makes it impossible to install Mint for all new users with a similar setup as myself and this is very bad for the community...

The 17.2 LiveCD works impeccably all the time.

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CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X
RAM: 32GB DDR4
GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX 970
Monitor: LG 31MU97-B (running 4K resolution via Display-Port)
Storage (Raid): 2x SanDisk Ultra II 120GB SATA
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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by BuLLitz » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:23 pm

Here is something REALLY wierd and it is more to what I stated previously.

When I booted my laptop last, I got the black screen.
I simply walked away from it for an hour or two.
When I came back to it, I just pressed Enter but I think any key would have worked.

It seems that after the screen locks or the system goes to sleep, pressing a key turns on the screen.
And yes, it is using my nvidia card as it should.

Since the last boot, more than a week ago, I restarted cinnamon from the task bar and the screen went black again. Again I waited for an hour or so and pressed the enter key.

I may try the 17.2 to 17.3 method but I dont really feel like starting over. Until then, I will avoid rebooting(afraid of what might happen) and hope that walking away for a bit continues to work for me.

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by khooke » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:48 am

Same issue here too. I think I was still on 17.1, and did the upgrade to Rosa via the menu option in the Update Manager. Upgrade ok, booted ok, only a few seconds after logon I get the 'Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode'. I found if I leave that message on screen and don't press Yes or no then I can continue to start other apps, but if I press Yes then a get weird corruption of individual characters on the screen. Not complete corruption of the whole screen, just every character turns into a corrupted weird block and you can't read anything on the screen. Not good. Might try and go back to 17.2 based on advice here.

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Re: 17.3 upgrade Cinnamon crashes

Post by tituspullo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:42 am

I'm having similar problems but with an ATI card.
After running with 17.1 (mate) for over a year I upgraded to 17.3 but chose the Cinnamon desktop.

First observation:
Apparently there are issues with the ATI graphics drivers. The opensource driver never ran successfully and I had a heck of a time to get it removed.
The latest proprietory driver did not work well either, only the fglrx that came with the distri works. All others drop to software rendering mode.

Second observation:
After some time the whole desktop becomes very sluggish. Windows don't move quickly, cpu-usage of cinnamon and X goes way up.
ALT-F2 "r" restarts cinnamon and moving windows works fast again; cpu usage is down.

This happens more or less regularly. If I don't restart Cinnamon in time, it crashes and asks me if I want to restart - works 99% of the time.
It also crashes when I have a lot of window movement, or when a VBox runs and demands a lot of graphic activity (like opening iconized windows, or moving then around).

I see this in syslog:

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kernel: [145824.318362] traps: cinnamon[27619] trap int3 ip:7f5525f55c13 sp:7ffd7234d360 error:0
one or twice the PC also would not react after the screensaver ran for about an hour - I had to ssh in from my laptop and kill cinnamon. This is also a behaviour that I never saw before.
Suspending and waking up appears to be reliable though, at least via the power-button.
Using the keyboard to wake up froze the system at least once. That may have other reasons unrelated to cinnamon.

My goal would be to get to the root of this - possibly by increasing the log-level and find out what causes these crashes and sluggishness.

Any good hints where to start?

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System:    Host: titus Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: Z97 Extreme4 Bios: American Megatrends v: P2.30 date: 10/12/2015
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: 31992
           clock speeds: max: 4400 MHz 1: 4310 MHz 2: 4360 MHz 3: 4375 MHz 4: 4400 MHz 5: 4388 MHz 6: 4396 MHz
           7: 4383 MHz 8: 4397 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper PRO [Radeon HD 5750] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server:  X.org 1.17.1 drivers: fglrx (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: N/A
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
           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
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V driver: e1000e v: 2.3.2-k port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2376.5GB (65.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 120.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 256.1GB ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EADS size: 1000.2GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD10EADS size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 227G used: 114G (53%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-2
           ID-2: /boot size: 454M used: 126M (30%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-3: /home size: 656G used: 491G (76%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-8
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.30GB (4%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-5: swap-2 size: 16.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 419 Uptime: 5 days Memory: 5681.0/15996.3MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28 

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