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all videos crash

Post by macmoonfire » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi, I just dual booted linux mint 18 on a new computer.
Xplayer is very choppy and makes the system crash within 20 seconds every time. It doesn't matter what size or format of video.

VLC is a bit better with most formats but is also very choppy with .MOV.

I've reinstalled "mint-meta-codecs" just to make sure.
I don't know how to proceed in fixing this. please help.

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########:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: starbuilder Kernel: 4.15.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5575 v: 1.1.5 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 05Y1V6 v: X01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.1.5 date: 06/13/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 12.0 Wh condition: 40.4/42.0 Wh (96%) model: SDI 4D,38,38,54,00,00,00 status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 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: 35130 
           Speed: 1372 MHz min/max: 1600/2200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1371 2: 1432 3: 1372 4: 1370 5: 1454 6: 1594 7: 1371 
           8: 1372 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Raven Ridge [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Vega Mobile Series] vendor: Dell driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           bus ID: 04:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.23.0 4.15.0-65-generic LLVM 8.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.1 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.6 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-65-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 
           bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel 
           port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-3: Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 3-2.4:4 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.84 TiB used: 246.85 GiB (13.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW010T8 size: 953.87 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 27.38 GiB used: 7.73 GiB (28.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 
           ID-2: /home size: 829.28 GiB used: 239.09 GiB (28.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 7.45 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 67.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2500 
Info:      Processes: 256 Uptime: 2m Memory: 31.12 GiB used: 1.51 GiB (4.9%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 
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Re: all videos crash

Post by Pjotr » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:39 pm

AMD Ryzen CPU. Install the latest kernel of the 5.3 series, by means of the reliable Canonical Kernel team PPA:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html#ID8
(item 8 )
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Re: all videos crash

Post by macmoonfire » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:55 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:39 pm
AMD Ryzen CPU. Install the latest kernel of the 5.3 series, by means of the reliable Canonical Kernel team PPA:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html#ID8
(item 8 )
Taken from the link provided:
Note that the newer kernel you're about to install is unsupported in your version of Linux Mint, so there's an increased risk of malfunctions and errors. This should therefore only be done as emergency measure.
Should I do this? It seems I might create other problems? How long would I wait for an update of the current kernel to fix my problem?
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Re: all videos crash

Post by Pjotr » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:00 pm

macmoonfire wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Should I do this?
Yes, or I wouldn't advise it. :wink:
macmoonfire wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:55 pm
How long would I wait for an update of the current kernel to fix my problem?
Until Kingdom come.
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Re: all videos crash

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:02 pm

The kernel that Pjotr wants you to install is supposed to contain the necessary drivers, firmware etc. for newer computer hardware including the AMD Ryzen CPU unit you have, there is no way of telling if or when or if ever, the regular LTS kernel will be updated sufficiently to cover your hardware.

If it borks on you, all you need to do is access the "grub" menu during a startup/bootup routine and simply click on the "generic" kernel that you knew worked previous to changing.

you could also take a "snapshot" before doing this using "timeshift"...DAMIEN

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Re: all videos crash

Post by macmoonfire » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:18 pm

Ok, I'm down with the plan. Unfortunately, i'm not able to complete the install of the kernel 5.3.0-18.

I've faithfully followed the simple instructions and when I rebooted to the newest kernel installed, 5.3.0-18, I got this message:
error: /boot/vmlinuz-5.3.0-18-generic has invalid signature.
error: you need to load the kernel first.
To go around this I have disabled the secure boot in my bios.
In update manager, I have the following message when I try to update:
Could not apply changes!
Fix broken packages first.
To fix this I've tried the following with no result:

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uname -r
5.3.0-18-generic
:~$ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken
[sudo] password for starbuilder:              
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                                                                                                                                    
Ign:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable InRelease                                                                                                                                 
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]                                                                                                
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-kernel-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                                                                                            
Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable Release                                                                                                                                                        
Ign:6 http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages tina InRelease                                                                                                                                               
Hit:8 http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages tina Release                                                                                              
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]                                 
Hit:11 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                          
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]                                                                                                                                               
Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [38.5 kB]                                                                                                                              
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [42.0 kB]                                                                                                                          
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,464 B]                                                                                                                        
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [295 kB]                                                                                                                                 
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [253 kB]                                                                                                                             
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,468 B]                                                                                                                          
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [7,920 B]                                                                                                                          
Fetched 894 kB in 54s (16.5 kB/s)                                                                                                                                                                                          
Reading package lists... Done
N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'
Videos are still choppyif not crashing the computer.
Can you folks give me a couple of hints on how to get forward with this?
Thank you

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Re: all videos crash

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:20 am

Notice the last line of the output you submitted below...your "google earth" is no longer supported in i386 systems...could this possibly be your "broken pkg"???...if so, you will need to delete it as well as delete its entries in the update manager before proceeding...DAMIEN
Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'
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Re: all videos crash

Post by Pjotr » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:44 am

I advise this workaround for improving the performance of your graphics:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID5.1
(item 5.1)
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Re: all videos crash

Post by gittiest personITW » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:58 am

Hi,
I have a Ryzen 2700X and had a problem with VLC crashing right from the beginning.
Don't know what the problem is, but I installed SMPlayer and haven't looked back. It can be configured really easily to VLC keys which was handy as I'd used VLC for many many many years on Windows.

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Re: all videos crash

Post by macmoonfire » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:04 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:44 am
I advise this workaround for improving the performance of your graphics:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID5.1
(item 5.1)
I've unchecked all, no noticeable effect on video playing.
DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:20 am
Notice the last line of the output you submitted below...your "google earth" is no longer supported in i386 systems...could this possibly be your "broken pkg"???...if so, you will need to delete it as well as delete its entries in the update manager before proceeding...DAMIEN
I've deleted the packages about google earth. Update manager still asks me to fix packages. How do I determine which one?
Here's the code I get:

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[b]#####:~$ uname -r[/b]
5.3.0-18-generic
[b]#####:~$ sudo apt-get update[/b]
Ign:1 http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages tina InRelease
Hit:2 http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages tina Release                                                                                    
Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                                                          
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-kernel-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                                         
Hit:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                                                                  
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]                                       
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]    
Fetched 252 kB in 2s (102 kB/s)                     
Reading package lists... Done
[b]#####:~$ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken[/b]
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded.
Also, I've tested numerous videos and movies. Most types work with VLC. .MOV aren't working at all no matter what.
Unless someone knows how to proceed to fix those phantoms broken packages, I'll just hang out and play with the handbrake app.
Thank you for all your help folks!

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Re: all videos crash

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:03 pm

At the end of your readout,
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded
11 not upgraded
1st off...

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sudo apt-get --fix-broken install 
2nd off...did you go to "syanptic package manager" to its "broken" section on the left and attempt to find and fix broken pkgs???

3rd off...did you then do a,

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sudo apt update
Did you then go to update manager, "refresh" and then try to install all available updates???...DAMIEN
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Re: all videos crash

Post by macmoonfire » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:59 am

Thank you Damien,
I shall wear the cape of shame, for I did not know what I was doing (still don't). :oops:

I've done the steps you've pointed out and have made progress. I'm not quite sure it has worked. I still have 3 packages not upgraded.

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#####:~$ sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
#####:~$ sudo apt update
Ign:1 http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages tina InRelease
Hit:2 http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages tina Release                                                                                                                                              
Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                                                                                                                    
Hit:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                                                                                                                   
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-kernel-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                          
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]                                                 
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]                                     
Fetched 252 kB in 3s (90.0 kB/s)                                                      
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
3 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
#####:~$ apt list --upgradable
Listing... Done
linux-headers-5.3.0-18/bionic,bionic 5.3.0-18.19~18.04.2 all [upgradable from: 5.3.0-18.19~18.04.1]
linux-headers-5.3.0-18-generic/bionic 5.3.0-18.19~18.04.2 amd64 [upgradable from: 5.3.0-18.19~18.04.1]
linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-18-generic/bionic 5.3.0-18.19~18.04.2 amd64 [upgradable from: 5.3.0-18.19~18.04.1]
I've updated everything there was in update manager and it now shows a green check mark
I cannot figure out what those headers packages do or refer to. How do I access them?
thanks again! (I'll go hide in a dark closet for a while :P)

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Re: all videos crash

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:12 pm

Those header pkgs more than likely are in reference to,

Which are the headers for the new kernel you must have installed per Pjotr's instructions to you so as to better facilitate your AMD Ryzen CPU.

There is nothing for you to "access", they are just necessary for the new kernel series to work is all.

You can of course take a flashlight with you into your "dark closet"...hehehehehehe...lol...Im glad to have been of some small help to you...DAMIEN
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Re: all videos crash

Post by trytip » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:35 pm

well first of all you SHOULD NOT recommend installing a new kernel if you do not have experience with AMD graphics. throwing a new kernel and hoping for a solution is not a solution.
did you try to install maybe the amdgpu-pro drivers from amd proprietary site? if you did try and not complete it you will have scrambled settings all over, you need to undo whatever you did already

here's the thing with ryzen, any ryzen. it will work perfectly fine out of the box with the default kernel 4.15 but updated as long as you do not use redshift if you do not use redshift boot with kernel 4.15 update your system and install the mesa ppa from oibaf https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/u ... cs-drivers <<< instruction are on the site, please read and get familiar with your system

if you use redshift you will have to use kernel 5.0 NOT 5.3
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Re: all videos crash

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:54 pm

Hi trytip
I believe that Pjotr has extensive knowledge of AMD graphics and knows when to "throw a new kernel" and when its right to do so.
I also believe that his "easy linux" website that has been ongoing for years is considered rather authoritative on Linux subjects.

If you have a Linux site that offers all the help that Pjotr's site has given for these years now, please direct me to it so i can "learn" even more from your site as well.

The OP has never even mentioned trying "to install maybe the amdgpu-pro drivers from amd proprietary site?". The OP has stated that he/she is not yet knowing what they are doing with Linux and is a newcomer...this would then not be at issue.

You also said, "you need to undo whatever you did already"...Why in the world would the OP do that for, since its reported that problems are solved and all is well???

Also there is no mention of "red shift" at all in this post so is also not at issue.

and just as another point "canonical-kernel-team/ppa/" is THE well known, trusted, and reliable ppa for kernels. I would go to NO other ppa for kernels.

Last point...You need to "lighten up" just a little bit, This person is a newcomer to our ranks and frankly, this post of yours is out of character for you, it sounds hostile...DAMIEN
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Re: all videos crash

Post by trytip » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:28 pm

not hostile, but a friendly reminder. notice the capital letters. why recommend this ppa to a new user of out ranks?

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mint03@mint03:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-kernel-team/ppa
[sudo] password for mint03:       
You are about to add the following PPA:
This ppa is used for building pre-release and test kernels.
It IS NOT RECOMMENDED that you subscribe to this PPA.
More info: https://launchpad.net/~canonical-kernel-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel
about redshift, i know first hand the glitches it causes and informed any user reading this the same.
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Re: all videos crash

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:47 pm

It IS NOT RECOMMENDED that you subscribe to this PPA.
I believe that this is a "caveat emptor" stock statement that is designated to any PPA since PPAs in general are always frowned upon because distros with their own repositories discourage the usage of most anything not in repositories that can't be vetted for by the developers...Im sure that Pjotr may have more info for this than I since he is the one that made the recommendation for this particular PPA, in which, i totally agree with his choice of "canonical-kernel-team" PPA.

As a side point, "redshift" is not generally even known by newcomers to exist, which is why for this moment in time, i still say is not at issue with this posters problems...a bridge to be crossed, if ever at another time and place...DAMIEN
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Re: all videos crash

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:43 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:47 pm
I believe that this is a "caveat emptor" stock statement that is designated to any PPA since PPAs in general are always frowned upon because distros with their own repositories discourage the usage of most anything not in repositories that can't be vetted for by the developers...
So it is. :)
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Re: all videos crash

Post by trytip » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:13 pm

at the risk of sounding more offtopic i should rephrase
This ppa is used for building pre-release and test kernels
this means everything is always in an incomplete state and shifting. in a mint stable distribution doing edgy stuff is fine provided the user be advanced enough to get out of troubles even if they be unable to post here asking for help. you just unleashed a pre-release on a user that doesn't even know how to delete kernels or install one or know that he needs one

that's not recommended means hey there's an alligator in the lake do not swim. i do edgy stuff all the time which i'm sure quite a few users in this thread know about. not dismissing the fact i do respect both opinions

also, did not even mention once that the firmware for amd needs to be upgraded or microcode may be blacklisted
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Re: all videos crash

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:36 pm

trytip wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:13 pm
at the risk of sounding more offtopic i should rephrase
This ppa is used for building pre-release and test kernels
this means everything is always in an incomplete state and shifting.
That's rather rich, coming from someone who's advising to activate the oibaf PPA. :lol:

Of course it's shifting. Everything always is. But the kernel contains the drivers, and very new AMD CPU's simply need the newer drivers contained in the very latest kernel series.

PPA's are there for a reason. Namely to provide stuff that people really need and just can't get through the normal channels.

Note that I have nothing against the oibaf PPA you advise. It appears to have a good reputation and might be very useful in certain cases as well. Perhaps even in combination with a brand new kernel from the Canonical Kernel Team PPA.

But in general, I put a bit more trust in a PPA maintained by the bloody kernel devs themselves (Canonical Kernel Team), than in a PPA maintained by some individual. So I find it rather silly when someone speaks against the former and for the latter.
However, that's just me. :mrgreen:
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