Reboot At Login and Mouse Failing.

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Reboot At Login and Mouse Failing.

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I have been running Linux Mint as my sole OS since March of this year. I first tested out 19.3 on a live USB and it worked great but when I rebooted to Windows my USB slots sometimes wouldn’t work. A cold boot would fix things.

When I replaced Windows 7 with Mint I sometimes had problems at boot. My USB Corsair mouse would not work. At boot the lights on the USB keyboard (also Corsair) and mouse flash on, the Gigabyte logo comes on and then I get a brief black screen with text. If things are working well the mouse light stays on through the Mint logo and login screen. I enter my password and log into my desktop.

If things go bad my mouse light doesn’t turn on after the Gigabyte logo and is unresponsive until I unplug/replug it once the desktop loads. The keyboard is always fine.

I have tried using different slots but that didn’t help so I settled on a slot that is easy to reach.

The problem is hard to pin down since I can boot every day for a week without a mouse fail then the mouse will fail three boots in a row.

Here is a typical log report (“important”) from a boot with the mouse working properly:

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17:53:29 sudo:     (user) : a password is required ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/home/(user) ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/sbin/hddtemp -nq -u C /dev/sda
17:52:35 pulseaudio: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Failed to activate service 'org.bluez': timed out (service_start_timeout=25000ms)
17:52:25 lightdm: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file
17:52:09 pulseaudio: No UCM verb is valid for hw:1
17:52:09 lightdm: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet5.so
17:52:08 pulseaudio: No UCM verb is valid for hw:2
17:52:06 lightdm: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet5.so
17:51:29 kernel: usbhid 3-7:1.2: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint
17:51:29 kernel: [drm:i915_gem_init_stolen [i915]] *ERROR* Stolen reserved area [mem 0xaf900000-0xaf9fffff] outside stolen memory [mem 0x6fa00000-0x919fffff]
17:51:29 kernel: Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed
If the mouse fails this line will show up (but seeing it doesn’t always mean the mouse doesn’t work):

kernel: usb 3-7: can't set config #1, error -110

The above log info is from today and was a successful boot to desktop with the mouse working. It was the second attempt to reach the desktop. During the first attempt the system booted as far as the login screen and then rebooted after typing in password.

Here is the log (“important”):

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17:50:33 avahi-daemon: chroot.c: open() failed: No such file or directory
17:50:03 kernel: usbhid 3-7:1.2: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint
17:50:03 kernel: [drm:i915_gem_init_stolen [i915]] *ERROR* Stolen reserved area [mem 0xaf900000-0xaf9fffff] outside stolen memory [mem 0x6fa00000-0x919fffff]
17:50:03 kernel: Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed
The random reboots only started this week and may be related to a bad update but I have seen the "stolen reserved" and the initramfs notices before.The mouse issue is ongoing. The mouse works fine once the desktop is loaded. The problem only occurs during boot.

System specs:

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System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 
           wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B85M-D3H v: x.x serial: <filter> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: F9 date: 01/24/2014 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-4430 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell rev: 3 
           L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23944 
           Speed: 3186 MHz min/max: 800/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3141 2: 3192 3: 3037 
           4: 3127 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
           vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0412 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 440.100 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1380 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting,nvidia 
           unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1440x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.100 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:0c0c 
           Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:8c20 
           Device-3: NVIDIA GM107 High Definition Audio [GeForce 940MX] vendor: eVga.com. 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fbc 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-40-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 156.06 GiB (16.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 size: 931.51 GiB 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 156.06 GiB (17.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 1-1:2 info: Intel ports: 6 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 8087:8008 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 2-1:2 info: Intel ports: 6 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 8087:8000 
           Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Device-1: 3-4:2 info: Corsair Corsair Gaming K55 RGB Keyboard type: Keyboard,HID 
           driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1b1c:1b3d 
           Device-2: 3-7:3 info: Corsair Corsair Gaming HARPOON RGB Mouse type: Mouse,HID 
           driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1b1c:1b3c 
           Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 33 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 40% 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris-team-lutris-focal.list 
           1: deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/lutris-team/lutris/ubuntu focal main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http: //mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages ulyana main upstream import backport
           2: deb http: //ubuntu.ca-west.mirror.fullhost.io/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http: //ubuntu.ca-west.mirror.fullhost.io/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http: //ubuntu.ca-west.mirror.fullhost.io/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
Info:      Processes: 218 Uptime: 3h 29m Memory: 6.73 GiB used: 1.35 GiB (20.1%) Init: systemd 
           v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 7/9 Client: Unknown python3.8 client 
           inxi: 3.0.38 
I’m using generic drivers supplied by Mint (no ckbnext). Secure boot is off.
Upgraded to LM20 from 19.3 – not a clean install.

Some questions:
1) Are the problems related or should I file separate support requests?
2) Is the mouse problem related to the bios?, Grub2?, or the kernel?
3) Where should I look to fix the reboot issue?
Thanks.
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