problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

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problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by lissa » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:46 pm

Latest kernels are killing:
I installed clean from zero mint 18.3, configured tested for good but then saw that they were proposed by mint update I installed the new kernels:
Now i have:
linux-image-4.10.0-38-generic install
linux-image-4.13.0-31-generic install
linux-image-4.13.0-32-generic install
The only one that does not give problems is the first 4.10.0.38 that was installed at the time of the installation from the ISO, while with the others at boot the login screen does not come out or rather comes out but can not be seen (black screen).
So much so that typing the password of my user on the black screen booting continues and exits the desktop.
Even putting the user on the automatic start function obviously not going from the login screen.
I have done several tests and for me it is so, I do not know if others have had problems with the new 4.13 that you tell me?

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Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by JeremyB » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:49 pm

lissa open a terminal window and enter

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inxi -Fxz
Post the results

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Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by lissa » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:17 pm

My system :

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System:    Host: lissapc Kernel: 4.10.0-38-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: FUJITSU product: LIFEBOOK U574
           Mobo: FUJITSU model: FJNBB34
           Bios: FUJITSU // Phoenix v: Version 1.26 date: 09/10/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-4200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9179
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1075 MHz 2: 1019 MHz 3: 1314 MHz
           4: 1182 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 2560x1440@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 480.1GB (78.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 480.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 37G used: 8.7G (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /home size: 396G used: 334G (89%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 65.0C mobo: 0.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 243 Uptime: 53 min Memory: 2593.4/7886.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by gld59 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:55 pm

The 4.13 kernel series, like 4.10 before it, is the HWE series for Mint 18. You could try the 4.4 LTS kernel series instead (currently at 4.4.0-112), as it is more likely to be stable. If that works, you could uninstall the 4.10 and 4.13 kernels.

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Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by michael louwe » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:20 am

@ lissa, .......
lissa wrote:...
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Fyi, Linux kernels 4.13.25 -.32, 4.4.108 -.112 and 3.13.139 -.141 contain the Meltdown and/or Spectre patches, which may cause instability for some computers.
... Similarly for the recent Intel 20180108 microcode update which has been reverted.

Please refer to ... https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/Kn ... ndMeltdown

If your computer cannot remain stable after installing the kernel patches for Meltdown and/or Spectre, revert to the previous stable unpatched kernel. Then wait for Ubuntu to release newer kernels which may prove stable for your computer.
... Since the main attack source for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs is the browser, you are quite secure running an unpatched kernel as long as your browser is up-to-date.

P S - Kernels 4.13.26, 4.4.109 and 3.13.139 have the Meltdown patch while kernels 4.13.26, 4.4.112 and 3.13.141 have both the Meltdown and Spectre patches. You can try installing just kernels 4.13.26. 4.4.109 and 3.13.139 for the Meltdown patch.

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Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by prestonR » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:35 am

When you get the black screen does it cover the whole screen or do you get a small strip of 'real' desktop? Also, if I understood you correctly, you can 'feel' with your cursor's mouse-over animation what's below and click 'through' the black screen, right?

If that is the case there are some dirty work-arounds, the easiest:
- download the newrez script https://www.linux-apps.com/content/show ... ent=134686
- place it on the desktop and start it by clicking 'through' the black screen, then 'feel' your way to the input field
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- type your default resolution, e.g 1920x1080 hit 'Enter' and the black screen is gone!

If that works make this process run automatically at startup:
- place a copy of newrez in /usr/bin and make it executable:

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sudo chmod -x newrez
then add this command to your startup

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newrez 1920x1080
Voila, no more probs with the patched kernels. If one day after a kernel update you notice that the distorted boot screen is fixed just remove the startup entry.

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Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by lissa » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:55 am

Thank i have installed the last kernel 4.15 and now all ok .... the kernel 4.13.xx is a bad kernel
roberto from italy

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Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

Post by Moem » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:58 am

It's a fine kernel if it works with your hardware. It works with mine; apparently it does not work with yours. But you found a solution, so that's good.
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