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System error messages

Post by JohnS54 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:38 am

I have been getting much the same error messages since version 18.3. Is there maybe a series of notes which can help to resolve these errors. My system works but is slow and uses excessive CPU at the best of times.

Log Messages:

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16:03:55 wpa_supplicant: bgscan simple: Failed to enable signal strength monitoring
15:36:11 sudo:     john : a password is required ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/home/john ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/sbin/hddtemp -nq -u C /dev/sda
15:11:24 bluetoothd: Failed to set mode: Blocked through rfkill (0x12)
15:09:12 pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] backend-ofono.c: Failed to register as a handsfree audio agent with ofono: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.ofono was not provided by any .service files
15:08:49 wpa_supplicant: dbus: Failed to construct signal
15:08:45 kernel: snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: control 2:0:0:PCM Playback Volume:0 is already present
15:08:44 bluetoothd: Failed to set mode: Blocked through rfkill (0x12)
15:08:29 kernel: usbhid 7-1:1.1: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint
System information:

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System:    Host: JohnS Kernel: 4.15.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Vostro 1015 v: N/A serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 047MWF serial: <root required> BIOS: Dell v: A06 date: 11/26/2010 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 8.2 Wh condition: 8.2/48.8 Wh (17%) 
CPU:       Dual Core: Intel Core2 Duo T6570 type: MCP speed: 1251 MHz min/max: 1200/2101 MHz 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express v: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.8 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 
           Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl 
           Device-3: Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 128.53 GiB (13.8%) 
Info:      Processes: 185 Uptime: 1h 04m Memory: 2.40 GiB used: 992.8 MiB (40.3%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.32
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Re: System error messages

Post by JoeFootball » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:18 pm

JohnS54 wrote: My system works but is slow and uses excessive CPU at the best of times.

CPU: Intel Core2 Duo T6570
Memory: 2.40 GiB
Errors aside, with that CPU and RAM, I'd probably go with the Xfce desktop instead of Cinnamon.

Either the new LM 19.2 Xfce (supported until April 2023), or the even lighter LM 18.3 Xfce (supported until April 2021).

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Re: System error messages

Post by carum carvi » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:53 pm

JohnS54 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:38 am
I have been getting much the same error messages since version 18.3. Is there maybe a series of notes which can help to resolve these errors. My system works but is slow and uses excessive CPU at the best of times.
I have a 10 year old computer as well, running LM19.2. I have got 6 errors in my logs as well. You can click on the log errors to make them expand to show a priority number listed. 1 is urgent. 2 and above are less to not urgent at all. You need not worry about these errors in most cases. They are probably not or only with some difficulty solvable anyway.

How much percentage of your cpu is used when idle? And how much cpu usage watching a video? You can check this with the program System Monitor. My 10 year old computer gets up to 100% cpu usage when watching a video and about 35% when running idle. I still keep running Cinnamon though, because I love the look and feel of it. But the suggestion which JoeFootball made is a logical one. Mate or Xfce will relieve your cpu of some pressure. LM18.3 is lighter than LM19.2 as well.

I recently bought a secondhand laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T430) that is 6 years old and it runs smoothly with only 1 error in the logs, while running the exact same LM19.2 Cinnamon. Thinking about changing to another (secondhand) computer in the coming years will be worth it if you want to be able to run LinuxMint smoothly.

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Re: System error messages

Post by JohnS54 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:21 pm

I have installed XFce 10.2 and very slight improvement but more errors:

6:13:46 ntpdate: the NTP socket is in use, exiting
16:13:46 pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
16:13:44 wpa_supplicant: bgscan simple: Failed to enable signal strength monitoring
16:13:36 lightdm: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet5.so
16:13:35 ntpd: error resolving pool ntp.ubuntu.com: Name or service not known (-2)
16:13:33 lightdm: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet5.so
16:13:32 ntpd: error resolving pool 1.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org: Name or service not known (-2)
16:13:31 wpa_supplicant: dbus: Failed to construct signal
16:13:15 kernel: usbhid 7-2:1.1: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint

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Re: System error messages

Post by carum carvi » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:16 pm

JohnS54, have you checked System Monitor or your battery power performance? Both battery power and cpu usage will have been improved for the BETTER when using Xfce. HOWEVER your error messages most likely will not have been solved, because your computer hardware is quite old. LinuxMint will run perfectly on older hardware, even better than on the newest harware, but inevitably some errors will still be present. Dont worry too much about it. Does your computer run the programs you need successfully? That's the most important question.

Since your computer is quite old, some error messages will probably STAY THERE FOREVER. I dont want to sound pessimistic, I just want to be realistic. Seriously, most error messages in the Important Logs menu do not matter much, ( if they are not level 1 error messages). If your computer works fine I would not worry about it... :D

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Re: System error messages

Post by gm10 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:35 pm

JohnS54 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:21 pm
but more errors:
6:13:46 ntpdate: the NTP socket is in use, exiting
16:13:46 pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
16:13:44 wpa_supplicant: bgscan simple: Failed to enable signal strength monitoring
16:13:36 lightdm: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet5.so
16:13:35 ntpd: error resolving pool ntp.ubuntu.com: Name or service not known (-2)
16:13:33 lightdm: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet5.so
16:13:32 ntpd: error resolving pool 1.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org: Name or service not known (-2)
16:13:31 wpa_supplicant: dbus: Failed to construct signal
16:13:15 kernel: usbhid 7-2:1.1: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint
Run these line by line, then reboot, that'll get rid of over half of them:

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sudo sed -i /kwallet/s/^/#/ /etc/pam.d/lightdm
sudo sed -i /kwallet/s/^/#/ /etc/pam.d/lightdm-greeter
sudo apt purge --autoremove ntp ntpdate
The remainder aren't really worth looking into.

edit: Fixed last command
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Re: System error messages

Post by JohnS54 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:14 am

Thanks
I do get an error message I dont understand with the purge one though...

sudo: purge: command not found

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Re: System error messages

Post by gm10 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:59 am

JohnS54 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:14 am
I do get an error message I dont understand with the purge one though...

sudo: purge: command not found
The message means that there is no command called "purge". Which is entirely correct because it seems I left out the actual command, my apologies. Correct is like this:

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sudo apt purge --autoremove ntp ntpdate
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Re: System error messages

Post by JohnS54 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:23 am

Thanks. Most of the messages are now cleared as you indicated. Seems as if the machine is starting and shutting down faster now ??? Thanks
How do I mark this resolved?

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Re: System error messages

Post by gm10 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:09 am

You're welcome. You can edit the first post and add [SOLVED] to its subject line. There is no automated function for this unfortunately.
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