[SOLVED] Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read how to get help
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

[SOLVED] Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

Code: Select all

System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 
           wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z68-V v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> 
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0501 date: 05/09/2011 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2600K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge 
           rev: 7 L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 55519 
           Speed: 4389 MHz min/max: 1600/5900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4388 2: 4389 3: 4388 
           4: 4386 5: 4389 6: 4389 7: 4388 8: 4389 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia 
           v: 450.66 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:13c2 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia 
           v: 450.66 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10de:13c2 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 450.66 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1c20 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fbb 
           Device-3: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 02:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fbb 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-48-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK P8P67 Deluxe driver: e1000e 
           v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1503 
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: xpad bus ID: 2-1.6:6 
           chip ID: 045e:0719 
           Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 2-1.7:8 
           chip ID: 0cf3:3005 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 713.09 GiB used: 53.83 GiB (7.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST3750630AS size: 698.64 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
           serial: <filter> 
           ID-2: /dev/sdf type: USB vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 2.0 size: 14.45 GiB 
           serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 686.18 GiB used: 53.83 GiB (7.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
           chip ID: 8087:0024 
           Device-1: 1-1.5:6 info: Toshiba TransMemory-Mini / Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 Stick 
           type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage rev: 2.0 chip ID: 0930:6544 
           Device-2: 1-1.6:3 info: MLK Trust Deskset type: Keyboard,Mouse 
           driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 1.2 chip ID: 017c:145f 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 
           chip ID: 8087:0024 
           Device-3: 2-1.1:3 info: Logitech M-U0007 [Corded Mouse M500] type: Mouse 
           driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 2.0 chip ID: 046d:c069 
           Device-4: 2-1.4:4 info: PCTV Systems nanoStick T2 290e type: <vendor specific> 
           driver: em28xx rev: 2.0 chip ID: 2013:024f 
           Device-5: 2-1.5:5 info: Genesys Logic USB 2.0 Multislot Card Reader/Writer 
           type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage rev: 2.0 chip ID: 05e3:0716 
           Device-6: 2-1.6:6 info: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter type: <vendor specific> 
           driver: xpad rev: 2.0 chip ID: 045e:0719 
           Device-7: 2-1.7:8 info: Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
           rev: 1.1 chip ID: 0cf3:3005 
           Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
           Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 6-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 30 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 35% 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http: //mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages ulyana main upstream import backport
           2: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
Info:      Processes: 275 Uptime: 20m Memory: 15.62 GiB used: 1.38 GiB (8.8%) Init: systemd v: 245 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Client: Unknown python3.8 client inxi: 3.0.38 
I'm a noob with Linux, but I have installed it on old laptops in the past without too much trouble.

I recently had a hard drive failure on my main gaming pc which was still on windows 7 because I don't want windows 10. I replaced the hard drive and did a clean install of Mint 20. My aim was to give up windows completely, but I seem to be having no end of trouble with Mint 20 so far.

As you can see I have an I7 2600k, 16GB RAM, 750GB HDD, and two Nvidia GTX 970 in SLI

Within the first hour of use it locked up solid while watching YouTube. No keyboard or mouse response at all. I had to hold the power button to kill it.
I have installed the recommend Nvidia driver but I don't think its working properly as I still get intermittent screen tearing on web pages when scrolling.

I wanted to install steam and try running some games, and I did get Planet Coaster to run, but again after a few minutes the whole pc locked up. I tried downgrading the graphics driver from 450 to 390, but Planet coaster wouldn't load because it said it couldn't find DirectX. I upgraded the driver back to 450 and the game loaded but locked up the pc after a minute or two. It continues to randomly lock up, normally when doing something video/graphics related. I will say nothing seems slow or unresponsive. Even planet coaster ran smooth until the pc locked up.

I also had issues with my USB Blue Yeti microphone. It would default the sound output to the mic's output instead of the analogue line out, and would refuse to record audio at all, causing Audacity to crash. After much internetting I found that the mic won't work on a USB3 port but will work on a USB2 port in Linux. So that issue is kind of resolved, but still weird.

I also noticed in the crash reports that my keyboard seems to crash a lot ?! it's a wireless keyboard/mouse set made by Trust. I don't know if this is the cause of the lock ups, but I don't use the wireless mouse that came with the keyboard and use a corded Logitech mouse instead. When the PC locks up the corded mouse is unresponsive too. Here is the crash dump for the keyboard

Code: Select all

===================================================================
 Info                                                              
===================================================================
           PID: 1239 (csd-keyboard)
           UID: 1000 (owner)
           GID: 1000 (owner)
        Signal: 5 (TRAP)
     Timestamp: Sun 2020-10-11 16:28:50 BST (1h 59min ago)
  Command Line: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard
    Executable: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard
 Control Group: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-c2.scope
          Unit: session-c2.scope
         Slice: user-1000.slice
       Session: c2
     Owner UID: 1000 (owner)
       Boot ID: 6c804ea9b45b4eb4a5ab3980d71c1771
    Machine ID: b76cc7b1bbdc489e93909d2043031de8
      Hostname: owner-fast
       Storage: /var/lib/systemd/coredump/core.csd-keyboard.1000.6c804ea9b45b4eb4a5ab3980d71c1771.1239.1602430130000000000000.lz4
       Message: Process 1239 (csd-keyboard) of user 1000 dumped core.
                
                Stack trace of thread 1239:
                #0  0x00007fa0c27240d5 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x580d5)
                #1  0x00007fa0c2726abc g_log_writer_default (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x5aabc)
                #2  0x00007fa0c2724d17 g_log_structured_array (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x58d17)
                #3  0x00007fa0c2725744 g_log_structured_standard (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x59744)
                #4  0x00007fa0c2c00cea n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x68cea)
                #5  0x00007fa0c2c0dd13 n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x75d13)
                #6  0x00007fa0c285b0db _XError (libX11.so.6 + 0x410db)
                #7  0x00007fa0c2857e47 n/a (libX11.so.6 + 0x3de47)
                #8  0x00007fa0c2857ee5 n/a (libX11.so.6 + 0x3dee5)
                #9  0x00007fa0c2858e6d _XReply (libX11.so.6 + 0x3ee6d)
                #10 0x00007fa0c283e788 XGetWindowProperty (libX11.so.6 + 0x24788)
                #11 0x00007fa0c2c1eb64 n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x86b64)
                #12 0x00007fa0c2c1f88d n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x8788d)
                #13 0x00007fa0c2c0805f n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x7005f)
                #14 0x00007fa0c2c083ac n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x703ac)
                #15 0x00007fa0c2bd00f4 gdk_display_get_event (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x380f4)
                #16 0x00007fa0c2c080f6 n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x700f6)
                #17 0x00007fa0c271dfbd g_main_context_dispatch (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x51fbd)
                #18 0x00007fa0c271e240 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52240)
                #19 0x00007fa0c271e533 g_main_loop_run (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52533)
                #20 0x00007fa0c2eeb37d gtk_main (libgtk-3.so.0 + 0x24e37d)
                #21 0x0000558b3331039b main (csd-keyboard + 0x539b)
                #22 0x00007fa0c24e40b3 __libc_start_main (libc.so.6 + 0x270b3)
                #23 0x0000558b333104fe _start (csd-keyboard + 0x54fe)
                
                Stack trace of thread 1246:
                #0  0x00007fa0c25d2aff __GI___poll (libc.so.6 + 0x115aff)
                #1  0x00007fa0c271e1ae n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x521ae)
                #2  0x00007fa0c271e533 g_main_loop_run (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52533)
                #3  0x00007fa0c2ad5eda n/a (libgio-2.0.so.0 + 0x11eeda)
                #4  0x00007fa0c2747931 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x7b931)
                #5  0x00007fa0c1da1609 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x9609)
                #6  0x00007fa0c25df293 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0x122293)
                
                Stack trace of thread 1245:
                #0  0x00007fa0c25d2aff __GI___poll (libc.so.6 + 0x115aff)
                #1  0x00007fa0c271e1ae n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x521ae)
                #2  0x00007fa0c271e2e3 g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x522e3)
                #3  0x00007fa0c271e331 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52331)
                #4  0x00007fa0c2747931 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x7b931)
                #5  0x00007fa0c1da1609 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x9609)
                #6  0x00007fa0c25df293 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0x122293)
                
                Stack trace of thread 1304:
                #0  0x00007fa0c25d2aff __GI___poll (libc.so.6 + 0x115aff)
                #1  0x00007fa0c271e1ae n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x521ae)
                #2  0x00007fa0c271e2e3 g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x522e3)
                #3  0x00007fa0bddd199d n/a (libdconfsettings.so + 0xa99d)
                #4  0x00007fa0c2747931 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x7b931)
                #5  0x00007fa0c1da1609 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x9609)
                #6  0x00007fa0c25df293 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0x122293)
===================================================================
 GDB Log                                                           
===================================================================
[New LWP 1239]
[New LWP 1246]
[New LWP 1245]
[New LWP 1304]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
Core was generated by `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard'.
Program terminated with signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
#0  0x00007fa0c27240d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0x7fa0bf396a80 (LWP 1239))]

===================================================================
 GDB Backtrace                                                     
===================================================================
[New LWP 1239]
[New LWP 1246]
[New LWP 1245]
[New LWP 1304]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
Core was generated by `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard'.
Program terminated with signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
#0  0x00007fa0c27240d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0x7fa0bf396a80 (LWP 1239))]
#0  0x00007fa0c27240d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#1  0x00007fa0c2726abc in g_log_writer_default () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#2  0x00007fa0c2724d17 in g_log_structured_array () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#3  0x00007fa0c2725744 in g_log_structured_standard () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#4  0x00007fa0c2c00cea in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#5  0x00007fa0c2c0dd13 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#6  0x00007fa0c285b0db in _XError () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#7  0x00007fa0c2857e47 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#8  0x00007fa0c2857ee5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#9  0x00007fa0c2858e6d in _XReply () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#10 0x00007fa0c283e788 in XGetWindowProperty () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#11 0x00007fa0c2c1eb64 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#12 0x00007fa0c2c1f88d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#13 0x00007fa0c2c0805f in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#14 0x00007fa0c2c083ac in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#15 0x00007fa0c2bd00f4 in gdk_display_get_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#16 0x00007fa0c2c080f6 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#17 0x00007fa0c271dfbd in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#18 0x00007fa0c271e240 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#19 0x00007fa0c271e533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#20 0x00007fa0c2eeb37d in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3.so.0
#21 0x0000558b3331039b in main ()

===================================================================
 GDB Backtrace (all threads)                                       
===================================================================
[New LWP 1239]
[New LWP 1246]
[New LWP 1245]
[New LWP 1304]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
Core was generated by `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard'.
Program terminated with signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
#0  0x00007fa0c27240d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0x7fa0bf396a80 (LWP 1239))]

Thread 4 (Thread 0x7fa0bddbd700 (LWP 1304)):
#0  0x00007fa0c25d2aff in __GI___poll (fds=0x558b338a39a0, nfds=1, timeout=-1) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/poll.c:29
        resultvar = 18446744073709551100
        sc_cancel_oldtype = 0
        sc_ret = <optimized out>
#1  0x00007fa0c271e1ae in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007fa0c271e2e3 in g_main_context_iteration () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007fa0bddd199d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libdconfsettings.so
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007fa0c2747931 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007fa0c1da1609 in start_thread (arg=<optimized out>) at pthread_create.c:477
        ret = <optimized out>
        pd = <optimized out>
        unwind_buf = {cancel_jmp_buf = {{jmp_buf = {140328356796160, 4101868037006794, 140728800667278, 140728800667279, 140728800667424, 140328356793472, -49564785804384822, -49802290191604278}, mask_was_saved = 0}}, priv = {pad = {0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0}, data = {prev = 0x0, cleanup = 0x0, canceltype = 0}}}
        not_first_call = 0
#6  0x00007fa0c25df293 in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:95
No locals.

Thread 3 (Thread 0x7fa0bee23700 (LWP 1245)):
#0  0x00007fa0c25d2aff in __GI___poll (fds=0x558b33885680, nfds=1, timeout=-1) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/poll.c:29
        resultvar = 18446744073709551100
        sc_cancel_oldtype = 0
        sc_ret = <optimized out>
#1  0x00007fa0c271e1ae in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007fa0c271e2e3 in g_main_context_iteration () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007fa0c271e331 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007fa0c2747931 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007fa0c1da1609 in start_thread (arg=<optimized out>) at pthread_create.c:477
        ret = <optimized out>
        pd = <optimized out>
        unwind_buf = {cancel_jmp_buf = {{jmp_buf = {140328373991168, 4101868037006794, 140728800668110, 140728800668111, 140728800668256, 140328373988480, -49557854800910902, -49802290191604278}, mask_was_saved = 0}}, priv = {pad = {0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0}, data = {prev = 0x0, cleanup = 0x0, canceltype = 0}}}
        not_first_call = 0
#6  0x00007fa0c25df293 in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:95
No locals.

Thread 2 (Thread 0x7fa0be622700 (LWP 1246)):
#0  0x00007fa0c25d2aff in __GI___poll (fds=0x558b33895b40, nfds=2, timeout=-1) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/poll.c:29
        resultvar = 18446744073709551100
        sc_cancel_oldtype = 0
        sc_ret = <optimized out>
#1  0x00007fa0c271e1ae in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007fa0c271e533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007fa0c2ad5eda in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgio-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007fa0c2747931 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007fa0c1da1609 in start_thread (arg=<optimized out>) at pthread_create.c:477
        ret = <optimized out>
        pd = <optimized out>
        unwind_buf = {cancel_jmp_buf = {{jmp_buf = {140328365598464, 4101868037006794, 140728800668542, 140728800668543, 140728800668688, 140328365595776, -49558954849409590, -49802290191604278}, mask_was_saved = 0}}, priv = {pad = {0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0}, data = {prev = 0x0, cleanup = 0x0, canceltype = 0}}}
        not_first_call = 0
#6  0x00007fa0c25df293 in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:95
No locals.

Thread 1 (Thread 0x7fa0bf396a80 (LWP 1239)):
#0  0x00007fa0c27240d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#1  0x00007fa0c2726abc in g_log_writer_default () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007fa0c2724d17 in g_log_structured_array () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007fa0c2725744 in g_log_structured_standard () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007fa0c2c00cea in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007fa0c2c0dd13 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#6  0x00007fa0c285b0db in _XError () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#7  0x00007fa0c2857e47 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#8  0x00007fa0c2857ee5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#9  0x00007fa0c2858e6d in _XReply () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#10 0x00007fa0c283e788 in XGetWindowProperty () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#11 0x00007fa0c2c1eb64 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#12 0x00007fa0c2c1f88d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#13 0x00007fa0c2c0805f in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#14 0x00007fa0c2c083ac in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#15 0x00007fa0c2bd00f4 in gdk_display_get_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#16 0x00007fa0c2c080f6 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#17 0x00007fa0c271dfbd in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#18 0x00007fa0c271e240 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#19 0x00007fa0c271e533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#20 0x00007fa0c2eeb37d in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#21 0x0000558b3331039b in main ()
No symbol table info available.
#0  0x00007fa0c27240d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#1  0x00007fa0c2726abc in g_log_writer_default () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#2  0x00007fa0c2724d17 in g_log_structured_array () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#3  0x00007fa0c2725744 in g_log_structured_standard () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#4  0x00007fa0c2c00cea in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#5  0x00007fa0c2c0dd13 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#6  0x00007fa0c285b0db in _XError () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#7  0x00007fa0c2857e47 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#8  0x00007fa0c2857ee5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#9  0x00007fa0c2858e6d in _XReply () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#10 0x00007fa0c283e788 in XGetWindowProperty () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#11 0x00007fa0c2c1eb64 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#12 0x00007fa0c2c1f88d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#13 0x00007fa0c2c0805f in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#14 0x00007fa0c2c083ac in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#15 0x00007fa0c2bd00f4 in gdk_display_get_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#16 0x00007fa0c2c080f6 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#17 0x00007fa0c271dfbd in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#18 0x00007fa0c271e240 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#19 0x00007fa0c271e533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#20 0x00007fa0c2eeb37d in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3.so.0
#21 0x0000558b3331039b in main ()
Sometimes when it locks up there is a looping sound and other times not.

The only other crash report is from Audacity, but as I have fixed the issue with the mic only working on a USB2 port Audacity is working ok now.

My USB freeview tv tuner seems to mostly work using Kaffeine, but the HD channels don't seem to show up.

I also had a heap of issues copying files from my android phone over USB. It connected and I set it to file transfer mode, and tried to copy my photos over, but it got halfway through the first picture, reported the transfer speed at about 100kb/sec and said it would take 5 hours to copy 50 pictures. After a minute the transfer failed. After much unplugging and retrying I eventually got them to transfer as a decent speed. A little later I tried to send over some music, but again I had issues. I gave up and took the SD card out of the phone and used my USB card reader to copy the files over without an issue.

So overall my first 2 days with Linux Mint 20 have been quite testing.

I really want to get Davinci resolve installed too, but I have heard its not an easy task. So I will hold off on that until I have managed to get all the other issues ironed out.

I have no idea where to start with regards to the whole computer locking up, and would love some input.
Sorry for the long ramble, I thought I would try and give as much info about the various issues I had, as it might give more clues as to what the problem might be.

Cheers
Last edited by Eric23 on Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Pjotr
Level 22
Level 22
Posts: 15919
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 am
Location: The Netherlands (Holland)
Contact:

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Pjotr »

Nothing I can lay my finger on, so I recommend this generic approach:

1. Check the support section of the ASUS website for a BIOS update. When available, apply it.

2. Disable all visual effects in Cinnamon:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID5.1
(item 5.1)

3. Disable as many as possible of the add-ons and extensions that you've added to your Firefox.

4. Simplify your hardware: unhook some USB devices from your machine (there are a lot, judging from the inxi output).
Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
Twitter: twitter.com/easylinuxtips
All in all, horse sense simply makes sense.
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

Thanks for the reply, I will give your suggestions a try.
I must admit I didn't verify the ISO before installing it, smacked wrists. So I downloaded it again and followed the steps to verify it. Everything checked out good so I popped it on the USB Stick for a reinstall tomorrow if I can't figure out the problem.

As for the USB devices, I have plugged in:
SD card reader
Xbox controller
mouse
wireless keyboard dongle
TV tuner
USB stick (as I was making a new boot drive to reinstall mint 20 in case the first one was broken)

Everything else that shows up is beyond me. The Bluetooth is part of the motherboard and cant be removed. All the other hub type stuff is part of the computer and not a bunch of external USB hubs.

I do have a webcam and a USB mic that I sometimes plug in, but the computer still locks up without them attached.

I have had a bad experience when updating the BIOS on my old XP machine, I bricked it. so I won't try messing with that for now. I will say that this pc when running windows 7 only had 2 BSOD in the 9 years of having it. First time was straight out of the box before updating graphics drivers, and the second was after upgrading the graphics cards from GTX 580 SLI to GTX 970 SLI. It was a very stable system. I often left it running for weeks between reboots and games ran reliably with hardly any crashes. I used it for video editing (Davinci Resolve) 3d modelling, music making, gaming. It's water cooled and never gets anywhere near thermal throttling.
Graphics card temps in windows at idle were around 43C but in Linux they run 10C Cooler at idle.

I can't see it struggling with the visual effects of Linux mint, but I will disable all the effects to see if that stops the system locking up.

As for Firefox browser extensions I only have uBlock Origin. I don't have any other browsers that I know of.

Other software I installed is:
VLC
Kdenlive
Kaffeine
Audacity
PuleAudio Volume Control
Steam

I guess there isn't any way to get info on what caused the lock up as I have to hard kill it losing everything. Is CTRL+SHIFT+F1 the equivalent to CTRL+ALT+DEL?
Because when it locks up that does nothing. Not that I know what to type in there to fix anything anyway.

I hope I can get this working smoothly as I really don't want to suffer windows 10

cheers
User avatar
Moem
Level 20
Level 20
Posts: 11978
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:14 am
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Moem »

Eric23 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Is CTRL+SHIFT+F1 the equivalent to CTRL+ALT+DEL?
Because when it locks up that does nothing. Not that I know what to type in there to fix anything anyway.
No. It should switch to a virtual console. And in there, you can give commands. Here's one that's easy to remember:

Code: Select all

reboot
That way, at least you don't have to do a hard shutdown. If you can get there, of course.
Image

If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

No. It should switch to a virtual console. And in there, you can give commands. Here's one that's easy to remember:

Code: Select all

reboot
That way, at least you don't have to do a hard shutdown. If you can get there, of course.
Thanks for the tip, I don't hold out much hope of it working, but hopefully it will come in handy in other situations.

I think unfreeze would be a useful command :D

Oh on another note, I removed one of my graphics cards in case running SLI was causing issues, but it still locked up.
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

I just performed a reinstall with a verified ISO and applied all the updates, then setup timeshift and then installed the recommended Nvidia Driver.

I have installed nothing else and was just watching some YouTube in Firefox and the system locked up.

I noticed a message when booting "Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed"
No idea what that means but I found this article and applied the changes. That error seems to be gone now.
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... .html#ID26

I continued to watch youtube and after 5 minutes everything locked up again and the sound from the video got stuck in a loop.
How do I even start to troubleshoot this problem?

Is there any logs I can check or something?
User avatar
Pjotr
Level 22
Level 22
Posts: 15919
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 am
Location: The Netherlands (Holland)
Contact:

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Pjotr »

Strange.... Try the latest kernel of the 5.8 series, by means of the reliable Canonical Kernel Team PPA:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html#ID8
(item 8 )
Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
Twitter: twitter.com/easylinuxtips
All in all, horse sense simply makes sense.
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Strange.... Try the latest kernel of the 5.8 series, by means of the reliable Canonical Kernel Team PPA:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html#ID8
(item 8 )
Thanks for the help, I have followed the instructions and I have the update manager open and can see a list of Kernels.

Under 5.4 all of the Kernels say superseded or unsupported.
It says 5.4.0-26 installed(Superseded) and 5.4.0-48 Active(Unsupported)

Under 5.8 they all say unsupported.

Why don't any of them say they are supported?

So are you saying to try 5.8.0-22 (Unsupported)?
User avatar
Pjotr
Level 22
Level 22
Posts: 15919
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 am
Location: The Netherlands (Holland)
Contact:

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Pjotr »

Eric23 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:57 pm
So are you saying to try 5.8.0-22 (Unsupported)?
Yes. As the 5.8 kernel series isn't present in the official repo's yet, but still only in a PPA, it's of course unofficial and unsupported. :wink:
Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
Twitter: twitter.com/easylinuxtips
All in all, horse sense simply makes sense.
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:59 pm
Eric23 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:57 pm
So are you saying to try 5.8.0-22 (Unsupported)?
Yes. As the 5.8 kernel series isn't present in the official repo's yet, but still only in a PPA, it's of course unofficial and unsupported. :wink:
ok so I applied 5.8.0-22 and rebooted. As soon as I opened firefox the computer locked up. I forced shutdown and rebooted and managed to open firefox.
The update manager says I'm using the new Kernel, but how do I remove it as the queue uninstall option is greyed out.

I guess I will just have to reninstall the whole OS again?
User avatar
Pjotr
Level 22
Level 22
Posts: 15919
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 am
Location: The Netherlands (Holland)
Contact:

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Pjotr »

In the Grub bootloader menu, select Advanced and then boot from the latest 5.4 kernel. Then you can remove the 5.8.
Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
Twitter: twitter.com/easylinuxtips
All in all, horse sense simply makes sense.
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:33 pm
In the Grub bootloader menu, select Advanced and then boot from the latest 5.4 kernel. Then you can remove the 5.8.
Phew, Thanks. Sorry for being such a noob. I think I have removed it now.
When I did have the 5.8 Kernel I get a message on boot
0.116880] x86/cpu: VMX (outside TXT) disabled by BIOS
what did that mean?
User avatar
SMG
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1967
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Location: USA

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by SMG »

Eric23 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:30 pm
I just performed a reinstall with a verified ISO and applied all the updates, then setup timeshift and then installed the recommended Nvidia Driver.

I have installed nothing else and was just watching some YouTube in Firefox and the system locked up.
Have you tried removing hardware acceleration in Firefox?
Preferences>General>Performance and uncheck the box labelled use hardware acceleration when available.
LM20.0 Cinnamon
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

SMG wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Eric23 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:30 pm
I just performed a reinstall with a verified ISO and applied all the updates, then setup timeshift and then installed the recommended Nvidia Driver.

I have installed nothing else and was just watching some YouTube in Firefox and the system locked up.
Have you tried removing hardware acceleration in Firefox?
Preferences>General>Performance and uncheck the box labelled use hardware acceleration when available.
I have briefly turned it off to see if it reduced the screen tearing I am getting, but it didn't make any difference in that regard. I will turn it off again and see if the system freezes. Though the system will freeze without firefox running. It only ever freezes if I am doing something graphics related though.

It mostly freezes either as I press a key or click the mouse, though not all the time.

The crash reports are showing keyboard issues. So I have just swapped out my keyboard for another one, but this one has a dead P key and dead F5 key plus a few other keys, so I cant use this one for much other than testing purposes.
The keyboard I was using worked fine, even the volume and media buttons worked, so I'm not sure why the crash reports are keyboard related.

Code: Select all

===================================================================
 Info                                                              
===================================================================
           PID: 1338 (csd-keyboard)
           UID: 1000 (owner)
           GID: 1000 (owner)
        Signal: 5 (TRAP)
     Timestamp: Mon 2020-10-12 19:09:15 BST (2h 24min ago)
  Command Line: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard
    Executable: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard
 Control Group: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-c2.scope
          Unit: session-c2.scope
         Slice: user-1000.slice
       Session: c2
     Owner UID: 1000 (owner)
       Boot ID: 49c0be9ca25b45bd84d187905bee96b0
    Machine ID: b76cc7b1bbdc489e93909d2043031de8
      Hostname: owner-fast
       Storage: /var/lib/systemd/coredump/core.csd-keyboard.1000.49c0be9ca25b45bd84d187905bee96b0.1338.1602526155000000000000.lz4
       Message: Process 1338 (csd-keyboard) of user 1000 dumped core.
                
                Stack trace of thread 1338:
                #0  0x00007f14fac9a0d5 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x580d5)
                #1  0x00007f14fac9cabc g_log_writer_default (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x5aabc)
                #2  0x00007f14fac9ad17 g_log_structured_array (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x58d17)
                #3  0x00007f14fac9b744 g_log_structured_standard (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x59744)
                #4  0x00007f14fb176cea n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x68cea)
                #5  0x00007f14fb183d13 n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x75d13)
                #6  0x00007f14fadd10db _XError (libX11.so.6 + 0x410db)
                #7  0x00007f14fadcde47 n/a (libX11.so.6 + 0x3de47)
                #8  0x00007f14fadcdee5 n/a (libX11.so.6 + 0x3dee5)
                #9  0x00007f14fadcee6d _XReply (libX11.so.6 + 0x3ee6d)
                #10 0x00007f14fadb4788 XGetWindowProperty (libX11.so.6 + 0x24788)
                #11 0x00007f14fb194b64 n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x86b64)
                #12 0x00007f14fb19588d n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x8788d)
                #13 0x00007f14fb17e05f n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x7005f)
                #14 0x00007f14fb17e3ac n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x703ac)
                #15 0x00007f14fb1460f4 gdk_display_get_event (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x380f4)
                #16 0x00007f14fb17e0f6 n/a (libgdk-3.so.0 + 0x700f6)
                #17 0x00007f14fac93fbd g_main_context_dispatch (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x51fbd)
                #18 0x00007f14fac94240 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52240)
                #19 0x00007f14fac94533 g_main_loop_run (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52533)
                #20 0x00007f14fb46137d gtk_main (libgtk-3.so.0 + 0x24e37d)
                #21 0x0000564eeb36d39b main (csd-keyboard + 0x539b)
                #22 0x00007f14faa5a0b3 __libc_start_main (libc.so.6 + 0x270b3)
                #23 0x0000564eeb36d4fe _start (csd-keyboard + 0x54fe)
                
                Stack trace of thread 1340:
                #0  0x00007f14fab48aff __GI___poll (libc.so.6 + 0x115aff)
                #1  0x00007f14fac941ae n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x521ae)
                #2  0x00007f14fac942e3 g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x522e3)
                #3  0x00007f14fac94331 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52331)
                #4  0x00007f14facbd931 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x7b931)
                #5  0x00007f14fa317609 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x9609)
                #6  0x00007f14fab55293 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0x122293)
                
                Stack trace of thread 1342:
                #0  0x00007f14fab48aff __GI___poll (libc.so.6 + 0x115aff)
                #1  0x00007f14fac941ae n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x521ae)
                #2  0x00007f14fac94533 g_main_loop_run (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x52533)
                #3  0x00007f14fb04beda n/a (libgio-2.0.so.0 + 0x11eeda)
                #4  0x00007f14facbd931 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x7b931)
                #5  0x00007f14fa317609 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x9609)
                #6  0x00007f14fab55293 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0x122293)
                
                Stack trace of thread 1359:
                #0  0x00007f14fab48aff __GI___poll (libc.so.6 + 0x115aff)
                #1  0x00007f14fac941ae n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x521ae)
                #2  0x00007f14fac942e3 g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x522e3)
                #3  0x00007f14f634599d n/a (libdconfsettings.so + 0xa99d)
                #4  0x00007f14facbd931 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0 + 0x7b931)
                #5  0x00007f14fa317609 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x9609)
                #6  0x00007f14fab55293 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0x122293)
===================================================================
 GDB Log                                                           
===================================================================
[New LWP 1338]
[New LWP 1340]
[New LWP 1342]
[New LWP 1359]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
Core was generated by `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard'.
Program terminated with signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
#0  0x00007f14fac9a0d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0x7f14f790ca80 (LWP 1338))]

===================================================================
 GDB Backtrace                                                     
===================================================================
[New LWP 1338]
[New LWP 1340]
[New LWP 1342]
[New LWP 1359]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
Core was generated by `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard'.
Program terminated with signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
#0  0x00007f14fac9a0d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0x7f14f790ca80 (LWP 1338))]
#0  0x00007f14fac9a0d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#1  0x00007f14fac9cabc in g_log_writer_default () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#2  0x00007f14fac9ad17 in g_log_structured_array () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#3  0x00007f14fac9b744 in g_log_structured_standard () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#4  0x00007f14fb176cea in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#5  0x00007f14fb183d13 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#6  0x00007f14fadd10db in _XError () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#7  0x00007f14fadcde47 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#8  0x00007f14fadcdee5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#9  0x00007f14fadcee6d in _XReply () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#10 0x00007f14fadb4788 in XGetWindowProperty () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#11 0x00007f14fb194b64 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#12 0x00007f14fb19588d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#13 0x00007f14fb17e05f in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#14 0x00007f14fb17e3ac in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#15 0x00007f14fb1460f4 in gdk_display_get_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#16 0x00007f14fb17e0f6 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#17 0x00007f14fac93fbd in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#18 0x00007f14fac94240 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#19 0x00007f14fac94533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#20 0x00007f14fb46137d in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3.so.0
#21 0x0000564eeb36d39b in main ()

===================================================================
 GDB Backtrace (all threads)                                       
===================================================================
[New LWP 1338]
[New LWP 1340]
[New LWP 1342]
[New LWP 1359]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
Core was generated by `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cinnamon-settings-daemon/csd-keyboard'.
Program terminated with signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
#0  0x00007f14fac9a0d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0x7f14f790ca80 (LWP 1338))]

Thread 4 (Thread 0x7f14f6338700 (LWP 1359)):
#0  0x00007f14fab48aff in __GI___poll (fds=0x564eecb60670, nfds=1, timeout=-1) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/poll.c:29
        resultvar = 18446744073709551100
        sc_cancel_oldtype = 0
        sc_ret = <optimized out>
#1  0x00007f14fac941ae in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007f14fac942e3 in g_main_context_iteration () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007f14f634599d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libdconfsettings.so
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007f14facbd931 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007f14fa317609 in start_thread (arg=<optimized out>) at pthread_create.c:477
        ret = <optimized out>
        pd = <optimized out>
        unwind_buf = {cancel_jmp_buf = {{jmp_buf = {139728006645504, -6290254667512673042, 140734530855246, 140734530855247, 140734530855392, 139728006642816, 6241262117164027118, 6241270930363387118}, mask_was_saved = 0}}, priv = {pad = {0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0}, data = {prev = 0x0, cleanup = 0x0, canceltype = 0}}}
        not_first_call = 0
#6  0x00007f14fab55293 in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:95
No locals.

Thread 3 (Thread 0x7f14f6b96700 (LWP 1342)):
#0  0x00007f14fab48aff in __GI___poll (fds=0x564eecb52730, nfds=2, timeout=-1) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/poll.c:29
        resultvar = 18446744073709551100
        sc_cancel_oldtype = 0
        sc_ret = <optimized out>
#1  0x00007f14fac941ae in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007f14fac94533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007f14fb04beda in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgio-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007f14facbd931 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007f14fa317609 in start_thread (arg=<optimized out>) at pthread_create.c:477
        ret = <optimized out>
        pd = <optimized out>
        unwind_buf = {cancel_jmp_buf = {{jmp_buf = {139728015419136, -6290254667512673042, 140734530856510, 140734530856511, 140734530856656, 139728015416448, 6241263164062305518, 6241270930363387118}, mask_was_saved = 0}}, priv = {pad = {0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0}, data = {prev = 0x0, cleanup = 0x0, canceltype = 0}}}
        not_first_call = 0
#6  0x00007f14fab55293 in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:95
No locals.

Thread 2 (Thread 0x7f14f7399700 (LWP 1340)):
#0  0x00007f14fab48aff in __GI___poll (fds=0x564eecb42140, nfds=1, timeout=-1) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/poll.c:29
        resultvar = 18446744073709551100
        sc_cancel_oldtype = 0
        sc_ret = <optimized out>
#1  0x00007f14fac941ae in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007f14fac942e3 in g_main_context_iteration () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007f14fac94331 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007f14facbd931 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007f14fa317609 in start_thread (arg=<optimized out>) at pthread_create.c:477
        ret = <optimized out>
        pd = <optimized out>
        unwind_buf = {cancel_jmp_buf = {{jmp_buf = {139728023820032, -6290254667512673042, 140734530856078, 140734530856079, 140734530856224, 139728023817344, 6241259858548100334, 6241270930363387118}, mask_was_saved = 0}}, priv = {pad = {0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0}, data = {prev = 0x0, cleanup = 0x0, canceltype = 0}}}
        not_first_call = 0
#6  0x00007f14fab55293 in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:95
No locals.

Thread 1 (Thread 0x7f14f790ca80 (LWP 1338)):
#0  0x00007f14fac9a0d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#1  0x00007f14fac9cabc in g_log_writer_default () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x00007f14fac9ad17 in g_log_structured_array () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0x00007f14fac9b744 in g_log_structured_standard () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#4  0x00007f14fb176cea in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#5  0x00007f14fb183d13 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#6  0x00007f14fadd10db in _XError () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#7  0x00007f14fadcde47 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#8  0x00007f14fadcdee5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#9  0x00007f14fadcee6d in _XReply () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#10 0x00007f14fadb4788 in XGetWindowProperty () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#11 0x00007f14fb194b64 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#12 0x00007f14fb19588d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#13 0x00007f14fb17e05f in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#14 0x00007f14fb17e3ac in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#15 0x00007f14fb1460f4 in gdk_display_get_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#16 0x00007f14fb17e0f6 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#17 0x00007f14fac93fbd in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#18 0x00007f14fac94240 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#19 0x00007f14fac94533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#20 0x00007f14fb46137d in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#21 0x0000564eeb36d39b in main ()
No symbol table info available.
#0  0x00007f14fac9a0d5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#1  0x00007f14fac9cabc in g_log_writer_default () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#2  0x00007f14fac9ad17 in g_log_structured_array () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#3  0x00007f14fac9b744 in g_log_structured_standard () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#4  0x00007f14fb176cea in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#5  0x00007f14fb183d13 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#6  0x00007f14fadd10db in _XError () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#7  0x00007f14fadcde47 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#8  0x00007f14fadcdee5 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#9  0x00007f14fadcee6d in _XReply () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#10 0x00007f14fadb4788 in XGetWindowProperty () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
#11 0x00007f14fb194b64 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#12 0x00007f14fb19588d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#13 0x00007f14fb17e05f in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#14 0x00007f14fb17e3ac in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#15 0x00007f14fb1460f4 in gdk_display_get_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#16 0x00007f14fb17e0f6 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
#17 0x00007f14fac93fbd in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#18 0x00007f14fac94240 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#19 0x00007f14fac94533 in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#20 0x00007f14fb46137d in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3.so.0
#21 0x0000564eeb36d39b in main ()
That's the only crash report the system has, and the system has locked up 5 times this evening so far.
User avatar
SMG
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1967
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Location: USA

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by SMG »

Maybe check in /var/log/syslog to see if there are any warnings or error messages around the time of the freezes.

Screen tearing would not be affected by FF hardware acceleration. I seem to recall seeing fixes for that, but I'd have to look for it.
LM20.0 Cinnamon
User avatar
SMG
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1967
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Location: USA

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by SMG »

Here's a screen tearing fix [Solved] Mint 20 Slight screen tearing Nvidia graphics. Read through to the end as there was a typo in one post.
LM20.0 Cinnamon
Eric23
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by Eric23 »

SMG wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Here's a screen tearing fix [Solved] Mint 20 Slight screen tearing Nvidia graphics. Read through to the end as there was a typo in one post.
Thanks for the help, I tried the fix for the screen tearing, but the command failed

Code: Select all

owner@owner-fast:~$ xed admin:///lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-kms.conf

** (xed:2875): WARNING **: 07:50:16.466: The specified location is not mounted
owner@owner-fast:~$ 
I also tried the same command but with drm instead of kms with the same result.
User avatar
SMG
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1967
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Location: USA

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by SMG »

Eric23 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:00 am
Thanks for the help, I tried the fix for the screen tearing, but the command failed

Code: Select all

owner@owner-fast:~$ xed admin:///lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-kms.conf

** (xed:2875): WARNING **: 07:50:16.466: The specified location is not mounted
owner@owner-fast:~$ 
I do not have this file, but the command did not fail for me. The system asked me to authenticate (give my password) and then it opened a blank file so I could create it.

There is something wrong with your install if this location is not mounted.

When you did your clean install, did you install it in legacy mode or efi?
LM20.0 Cinnamon
User avatar
MrEen
Level 22
Level 22
Posts: 15253
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:39 pm

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by MrEen »

SMG wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:18 pm
There is something wrong with your install if this location is not mounted.
That is usually an erroneous error. While that garbage is spewed in the terminal, the file does usually still open, but running sudo touch /lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-kms.conf first will probably ensure it all works.
User avatar
SMG
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1967
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Location: USA

Re: Mint 20 totally locks up, generally unstable and various oddities

Post by SMG »

MrEen wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:24 pm
That is usually an erroneous error. While that garbage is spewed in the terminal, the file does usually still open, but running sudo touch /lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-kms.conf first will probably ensure it all works.
The output shows an error message then a prompt as if nothing happened.

I do not have Nvidia, so I do not have the file, but he would have the file and just be editing an existing file. The people in the other thread did not mention getting error messages.
LM20.0 Cinnamon
Post Reply

Return to “Newbie Questions”