I have been having a serious issue lately, installing an unknown level 4 update has caused my display to go crazy:
tool bar icons are not displayed(sometime it does when my mouse is on it), letters are missing from windows' titles, there's white stripes on my desktop or I have no desktop, when I open the settings nothing is displayed. Everything is extremely slow. And mint freezes when I ask for softwares to run.
But ! Sometime it works (like it does now, and it's the second time), the display bugs a little at first then everything runs at normal speed with no display problem.
I know it's a level four update because as I was installing xfce first I installed every update and the problem occurred, I installed it again without updating the level 4 updates and everything went fine until I did.
I went from 18.1 to 18.3 hoping something would change, to no avail.
I looked for similar problems online but found nothing convincing
I would have made a new fresh install but my bios won't let me boot UEFI anymore, even though the settings should allow it.
Here's my inxi -Fxz :
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System: Host: HaveACigar Kernel: 4.13.0-45-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: X540SAA v: 1.0 Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X540SAA v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: X540SAA.303 date: 09/20/2016 CPU: Quad core Intel Pentium N3710 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12800 clock speeds: max: 2560 MHz 1: 576 MHz 2: 1328 MHz 3: 480 MHz 4: 480 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Device 22b1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A Audio: Card Intel Device 2284 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: ALSA v: k4.13.0-45-generic Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (2.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 275G used: 20G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.50GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0C mobo: 51.0C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3400 Info: Processes: 193 Uptime: 44 min Memory: 1156.8/3941.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
Thank you very much