I just did a fresh dual boot installation of Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3 Tricia on a new laptop a few days ago. Everything has been working fine as I expected. I have been running Linux Mint (Sonya and Sylvia) on my older laptops and workstations since 2017. However, one minor problem I have been encountering in this new installation is that it freezes on a black screen after the washing machine logo appears. My initial solution was to do a force shutdown and boot the computer on recovery mode. Afterwards, I reboot from recovery mode, then do a normal boot. Sometimes it goes back to booting normally, sometimes it doesn't, and I have to redo the force shutdown, booting in recovery mode, and rebooting from there. I also noticed that this problem always happens in the morning whenever I turn on the computer after hours of being turned off. It doesn't happen midday whenever I reboot or switch OSs, when I've been using the computer for hours already. It boots really fast actually whenever this problem doesn't happen.
The laptop has quad-core AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, and a GeForce 1650 GPU. Here is the result of inxi -Fxxxz:
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System: Host: rodion Kernel: 5.4.0-39-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin 4.4.2 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Nitro AN515-43 v: V1.08 serial: <filter> Mobo: PK model: Octavia_PKS v: V1.08 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.08 date: 12/24/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 11.9 Wh condition: 58.2/57.5 Wh (101%) volts: 14.7/15.4 model: LG 0x41,0x50,0x31,0x38,0x45,0x38,0x008B type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 33538 Speed: 1227 MHz min/max: 1400/2100 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1311 2: 1234 3: 1338 4: 1226 5: 1223 6: 1225 7: 1222 8: 1222 Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: nvidia v: 440.100 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1f91 Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: N/A bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15d8 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: ati,fbdev unloaded: modesetting,nvidia,radeon,vesa alternate: nouveau resolution: 1920x1080~77Hz OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.2.8 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 05:00.1 chip ID: 1002:15de Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 05:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-39-generic Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 168c:003e IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 50.61 GiB (4.3%) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: HFM256GDJTNG-8310A size: 238.47 GiB speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 serial: <filter> rev: 80002C00 scheme: GPT ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: HDWL110 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 0A scheme: MBR Partition: ID-1: / size: 176.94 GiB used: 20.35 GiB (11.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 ID-2: /home size: 762.88 GiB used: 30.20 GiB (4.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 ID-3: swap-1 size: 7.45 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 49.5 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 237 Uptime: 24m Memory: 5.81 GiB used: 2.01 GiB (34.7%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 running in: terminator inxi: 3.0.32
- Uninstalled and reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers by running the following code. This installs the version 450.36.
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sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo ubuntu-drivers install
- Tried each recommended NVIDIA driver in the Driver Manager.
- Downloaded an NVIDIA driver (440.100) from the website and installed it. I tried this because from what I've read in the forums, this is mainly a problem of an incompatible NVIDIA driver. So I searched for GeForce 1650-compatible drivers on their website, and it says that the 450.36 support for GeForce 1650 is still on beta, and that the latest compatible version is 440.100 (which is not among the recommended drivers in Driver Manager at the time). What I did here was:
- I read in another post that this might be a kernel problem, so I tried installing an older kernel (4.15) in Update Manager.