Booting up issue

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Booting up issue

Post by Sprint3 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi everyone! thank you so much for taking your time to help others in need.
I'm a bit new to Linux and I'm experiencing some issues at times.
At random when I turn on the pc, it does not show the desktop, it shows a black screen with (imframid) or something like that instead.
What I do is to run fsck which solves the issue temporarily, but it shows up again and again every couple of days.

I know there is a command that shows the info about my pc but I have no idea what the instruction is. Sorry!

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by sleeper12 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:34 pm

The command you want is probably:

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 inxi -Fxz 
Not sure if this will help, but you can try it. If not, just change it back:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... deset.html

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by Sprint3 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:06 pm

This is what I get

System:
Host: xxxxxx Kernel: 4.15.0-60-generic x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: POSITIVO BGH product: ONE500 v: 1.00
serial: <filter>
Mobo: POSITIVO BGH model: ONE500 serial: <filter>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.00 date: 06/18/2014
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N2807 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Silvermont rev: 8 L2 cache: 1024 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 6330
Speed: 816 MHz min/max: 500/2166 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 698 2: 869
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
vendor: Holco Enterprise Co /Shuttle driver: i915 v: kernel
bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail v: 4.2 Mesa 19.0.8
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio
vendor: Holco Enterprise Co /Shuttle driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-60-generic
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave
driver: rtl8188ee v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Holco Enterprise Co /Shuttle driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI
port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.2
IF: enp2s0f2 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 9.82 GiB (2.1%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABF050 size: 465.76 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 456.96 GiB used: 9.81 GiB (2.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 176 Uptime: 1h 28m Memory: 1.84 GiB used: 1.21 GiB (65.6%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32

Perhaps this info helps.

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by Sprint3 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:30 pm

sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:34 pm
The command you want is probably:

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 inxi -Fxz 
Not sure if this will help, but you can try it. If not, just change it back:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... deset.html
I tried what you suggested but it did not work. When I try to save the file it says it is not possible because its location is 'read-only'. Besides, if I run the command with root privileges it does not show up.

If you get to have a solution for this I would really apopreciate it.

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by sleeper12 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 pm

See if you can do it with this command:

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 sudoedit /etc/default/grub 

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by Sprint3 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:52 pm

I tried what you suggested but it did not work. Apart from that, at times mozilla firefox does not open. A sign appears saying that it is still running' which is not true. The same with thunderbird.
I really like the operating system but there's no way I can make it work properly.

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by zcot » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:00 pm

that 4.15.0-60 kernel has been giving issues in certain situations, see here: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=301549

So, you want to boot to the previous kernel. That should get you into the desktop easily. Then you can use the Update Manager and get into the "View -> Linux kernels" menu, and remove that 4.15.0-60 kernel. If you reboot, then it automatically takes you to that previous kernel that was in use, you don't need to select it.

Boot to the previous kernel from GRUB menu, selecting advanced option, then picking next earlier kernel.

Also, just so you know there is a newer kernel that has surpassed that -60 kernel and is supplied in the normal update screen, so you can proceed as usual after that .

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by Sprint3 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:01 am

Thank you so much for answering!
When I open the 'Kernel' section, nothing appears. There's only a blank box and the button remove kernel is shaded. Is there any command I can write in the console so as to solve the issue?
I have also checked the forum you suggested, but the information is quite difficcult for me to follow. :?

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by zcot » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:21 am

Oh, my apologies, I didn't see the reply.

You will not be able to remove the kernel that is currently in use.

You should boot to a previous kernel as mentioned, and then you can remove that -60 problem kernel.

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Re: Booting up issue

Post by Sprint3 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:19 am

Thank you for your answer. I had to uninstall linux mint because the problem got even worse. I'm looking for another linux branch so as to avoid the issue. Thank you so much for your time.

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