modesetting failed in linux mint 19

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leicai
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modesetting failed in linux mint 19

Post by leicai » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:48 am

Dear all,

I installed Linux mint 19 Tara with keeping the home directory of Ubuntu 16.04(two hard drives existed in my computer, one for the home directory and the other for boot, root directory). With ~$ inxi -G, it has the following results (just pay attention to "Graphic" tab):

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System:    Host: msi Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Micro-Star product: GE62 6QD v: REV:1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16J5 v: REV:0.A serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16J5IMS.107 date: 10/16/2015
Battery    BAT1: charge: 45.2 Wh 98.4% condition: 45.9/53.4 Wh (86%) model: MSI BIF0_9 status: N/A
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-MT-MCP-) arch: Skylake-S rev.3 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20736
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz 4: 800 MHz 5: 800 MHz 6: 800 MHz
           7: 800 MHz 8: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: modesetting
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 960M/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Card-2 DisplayLink driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 002-003
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-34-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: alx port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1120.2GB (11.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 120.0GB temp: 0C
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: HGST_HTS721010A9 size: 1000.2GB temp: 50C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 101G used: 9.8G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-2: /boot size: 922M used: 150M (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: /tmp size: 7.3G used: 34M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-4: /home size: 908G used: 103G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-5: swap-1 size: 10.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 70.5C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:47C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 260 Uptime: 35 min Memory: 1949.2/7880.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 

What should I do to make "modesetting" working instead of "failed".

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Re: modesetting failed in linux mint 19

Post by gm10 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:20 am

Nothing, just ignore it, or do you have any troubles? Your NVIDIA chip has a working driver, and that's all you need, no?

PS: Probably just a bug with that old inxi version that ships with LM19, anyway. Run this to get the current version and then check your output again:

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sudo rm /etc/inxi.conf;sudo inxi -U;sudo inxi -U

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Re: modesetting failed in linux mint 19

Post by leicai » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:46 am

After doing so, the followings are obtained:

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System:    Host: msi Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GE62 6QD v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16J5 v: REV:0.A serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
           v: E16J5IMS.107 date: 10/16/2015 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 45.2 Wh condition: 45.9/53.4 Wh (86%) model: MSI BIF0_9 status: Unknown 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake-S rev: 3 
           L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 41472 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 
           7: 800 8: 800 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] driver: nvidia v: 390.48 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 960M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Device-2: DisplayLink type: USB driver: cdc_ncm,snd-usb-audio,usbfs bus ID: 2-3.1:5 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-34-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx v: kernel port: d000 
           bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: enx8cae4cea7ba8 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.02 TiB used: 112.20 GiB (10.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO M.2 120GB size: 111.79 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS721010A9E630 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 100.83 GiB used: 9.75 GiB (9.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-2: /boot size: 921.7 MiB used: 149.2 MiB (16.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-3: /home size: 907.60 GiB used: 102.26 GiB (11.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
           ID-4: /tmp size: 7.27 GiB used: 34.2 MiB (0.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-5: swap-1 size: 9.31 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 70.5 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 47 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 273 Uptime: 25m Memory: 7.70 GiB used: 2.05 GiB (26.7%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 
           Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.26 

Another problem is the mouse is flickering and lagging. I extended two external monitors with UD3900. It works well in Ubuntu 16.04.
The same problem can be found in this link:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/947375/ ... 92#1027692
The solution from the above link cannot solve my problem. I tried all and failed.

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Re: modesetting failed in linux mint 19

Post by gm10 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:54 am

See, was just an inxi bug.

Can't help you with the flickering mouse cursor. My guess would be it's either an issue with your graphics driver (check nvidia-settings or whatever it's called) or with your desktop environment's compositor (try a different desktop environment), and I lack experience both with nvidia and cinnamon on Linux.

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Re: modesetting failed in linux mint 19

Post by leicai » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:25 pm

Thanks so much.

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Re: modesetting failed in linux mint 19

Post by leicai » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:29 am

gm10 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:54 am
See, was just an inxi bug.

Can't help you with the flickering mouse cursor. My guess would be it's either an issue with your graphics driver (check nvidia-settings or whatever it's called) or with your desktop environment's compositor (try a different desktop environment), and I lack experience both with nvidia and cinnamon on Linux.
The flickering problem was solved by the new update of displaylink manager driver.
viewtopic.php?f=59&t=278666

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