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Kernel 5.0.0 offered today by Software Update

Post by OveS » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:09 am

I have been on kernel 4.18 because that one "enabled" my Ideapad 530S-14ARR, together with an additional fix for the touchpad. I have tried some 5.x kernels before, but the tap-to-click functionality has not been working (even if set in Preferences), so I have gone back to 4.18. I briefly tried the newest 5.3m but that one did not even boot, it halted with a black screen and a hyphen in the top left corner.

Today the normal Software Update offered kernel 5.0.0, so I thought I might as well try it. The tap-to-click worked during about 20 minutes, then it stopped working for a few minutes, and now it's working again.

Checking the the log (dmesg) there are some warnings during boot:

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[    1.116004] tpm_crb MSFT0101:00: can't request region for resource [mem 0xbf7a6000-0xbf7a9fff]
[    1.116007] tpm_crb: probe of MSFT0101:00 failed with error -16
I suppose this one is related to the touchpad. Later there's this:

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[    1.424279] input: MSFT0001:00 04F3:304B Mouse as /devices/platform/AMDI0011:01/i2c-2/i2c-MSFT0001:00/0018:04F3:304B.0001/input/input6
[    1.424533] input: MSFT0001:00 04F3:304B Touchpad as /devices/platform/AMDI0011:01/i2c-2/i2c-MSFT0001:00/0018:04F3:304B.0001/input/input7
[    1.424844] hid-generic 0018:04F3:304B.0001: input,hidraw0: I2C HID v1.00 Mouse [MSFT0001:00 04F3:304B] on i2c-MSFT0001:00
so it looks ok.

I have the dkms package i2c-amd-mp2 installed, and I assume it got migrated to the new kernel.

Here are the details of this machine:

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$ inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: ideapad Kernel: 5.0.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81H1 v: Lenovo ideapad 530S-14ARR serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: 8PCN53WW 
           date: 04/25/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 42.3 Wh condition: 42.3/45.5 Wh (93%) model: CPT-COS L17C4PB0 status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 31941 
           Speed: 1368 MHz min/max: 1600/2000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1368 2: 1368 3: 1368 4: 1368 5: 1368 6: 1368 
           7: 1455 8: 1394 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Raven Ridge [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Vega Mobile Series] vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu 
           v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.27.0 5.0.0-23-generic LLVM 8.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.1.2 - padoka PPA 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A bus ID: 03:00.5 
           Device-3: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.6 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-23-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lenovo driver: ath10k_pci 
           v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-4:2 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 65.09 GiB (27.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: HFM256GDHTNG-8310A size: 238.47 GiB 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 28.71 GiB used: 14.13 GiB (49.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 
           ID-2: /home size: 163.93 GiB used: 49.84 GiB (30.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 47 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 283 Uptime: 49m Memory: 7.34 GiB used: 2.85 GiB (38.9%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: 
           gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 inxi: 3.0.27 
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Re: Kernel 5.0.0 offered today by Software Update

Post by gm10 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:37 am

Yes, was good to see they did such a timely switch on the HWE, for 4.18 is end of life now and not receiving updates anymore.

Possibly related bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1838601.

5.3 is still just release candidates, I would stay away from that. 5.2 works well, if needed.
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Re: Kernel 5.0.0 offered today by Software Update

Post by OveS » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:59 am

Next episode: tap-to-click (and two-finger right-click) stopped working again.
I removed the dkms package i2c-amd-mp2 and rebooted. The touchpad now works as it should!

Edit: after a while the touchpad, tap-to-click and two-finger right-click, stopped working. I reinstalled the i2c-amd-mp2, rebooted. It works again, but only for a while. Reboot, and it works for a while.

So I have a problem. Any ideas anyone? Of course, I could revert to the kernel 4.18 setup that I had. But since 4.18 is now EOL ...
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