Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

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JChristensen
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Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

Post by JChristensen » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:23 pm

It looks like other folks have similar issues, so I'm posting this as another data point.
This old Dell desktop was running great with 4.10.0-42 but then I applied the update to 4.13.0-26 to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. After rebooting, I received a popup window that said, "Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode. Do you want to restart Cinnamon?"

Replying "yes" just resulted in another crash, and the same message. I found the following in both syslog and dmesg:

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[   43.654690] cinnamon[1828]: segfault at 0 ip 00007fe5657d906e sp 00007ffd3e34a740 error 4 in libc-2.23.so[7fe56574b000+1c0000]
While in fallback mode, I was able to switch to the nouveau driver and that seems to be working fairly well. The newest driver shown in Driver Manager is nvidia-340. I am also running LM18.3 on a newer HP laptop, and that machine shows nvidia-384, and it didn't have any issues upgrading to the 4.13.0-26 kernel.

Here is inxi -Fxzc0 for the Dell desktop machine. Any and all suggestions welcome!

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System:    Host: op745 Kernel: 4.13.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Dell product: OptiPlex 745
           Mobo: Dell model: 0RF703 Bios: Dell v: 2.0.8 date: 11/30/2006
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 6600 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9568
           clock speeds: max: 2392 MHz 1: 2392 MHz 2: 2392 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x1200@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: NVA8
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-26-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
           driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (2.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZRX size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZRX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 25G used: 9.6G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 237G used: 41G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 1570.7/3878.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
LM18.3 C64 on Dell Optiplex 745, HP Pavilion dv6, dv7; LM18 C64 on HP h8.

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Re: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

Post by JeremyB » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:27 pm

The nvidia-340 in the Ubuntu repositories hasn't been updated yet to support the the 4.13 kernel. I would suggest installing the newest 4.4.0 kernel

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Re: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

Post by JChristensen » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:03 am

@JeremyB, thanks for the info. Things seem OK with the 4.13 kernel and the nouveau driver. Is there any reason that's not a good combination? If there will be an update coming to nvidia-340, maybe I'll just go with that and watch for the update. Or I can use the 4.4 kernel if there are issues.
LM18.3 C64 on Dell Optiplex 745, HP Pavilion dv6, dv7; LM18 C64 on HP h8.

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Re: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

Post by JChristensen » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm

I removed the 4.13.0-26 kernel, rebooted, went back to 4.10.0-42 and even though I changed back to nvidia-340 in Driver Manager and rebooted again, inxi still reports nouveau, even though Driver Manager still says nvidia-340.

I need a tie breaker ;-/
LM18.3 C64 on Dell Optiplex 745, HP Pavilion dv6, dv7; LM18 C64 on HP h8.

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