( SOLVED ) Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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( SOLVED ) Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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Hello everyone, hopefully I can find some help here.

I did a dual boot installation on a new HP laptop that came with Windows 10. The Mint installation process was fantastic, except for the mini issue with Realtek not detecting the wifi, but that has been solved.

Anyway, when I start the computer and choose Mint to work with, the system takes a while to load Linux. Actually, it shows me an error message, it disappears and comes back after a few seconds, after 30 seconds I can finally log in and everything runs smoothly.

The error message is:

[ 1.437299] [drm:tc_port_live_status_mask [i915]] *ERROR* Port C/TC#1: live status 00000004 mismatches the legacy port flag, fix flag
[ 1.437366] [drm:tc_port_live_status_mask [i915]] *ERROR* Port C/TC#2: live status 00000004 mismatches the legacy port flag, fix flag

I have attached a screenshot just in case.

Any help you can provide will be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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Welcome to the forum, DrTiquicia.

Please give us information about your install by entering this command in a terminal:

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Re: Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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Hello, thank you for your reply.

Here`s the information you requested:

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System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin 4.6.3 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
  Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14-cf3xxx v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 868C v: 63.13 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.09 
  date: 07/27/2020 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 23.9 Wh condition: 41.2/41.2 Wh (100%) volts: 11.2/11.6 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-1035G1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ice Lake rev: 5 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 19046 
  Speed: 592 MHz min/max: 400/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1372 2: 3416 
  3: 1153 4: 2881 5: 2775 6: 3348 7: 2946 8: 2614 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:8a56 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (ICL GT1) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.8 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Smart Sound Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:34c8 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-58-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8821ce v: v5.5.2.1_35598.20191029 
  port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:c821 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 31.91 GiB (3.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: RTM2 scheme: GPT 
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci 
  v: 3.0 port: 5060 bus ID: 00:17.0 chip ID: 8086.282a rev: 30 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 27.38 GiB used: 6.80 GiB (24.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-2: /home size: 395.80 GiB used: 12.52 GiB (3.2%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda7 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.38 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 0.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
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://ubuntu.ucr.ac.cr/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://ubuntu.ucr.ac.cr/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://ubuntu.ucr.ac.cr/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: 243 Uptime: 3m Memory: 7.47 GiB used: 1.27 GiB (17.0%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash 
  v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38
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Re: Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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I found a bug notice regarding this igt@i915_module_reload@.*|igt@i915_pm_rpm@module-reload - dmesg-warn - *ERROR* VBT incorrectly claims port D is not TypeC legacy . It is listed as being closed a month ago because it is no longer noticed. I do not know if that might be it was fixed in a later kernel release.

Because you have a relatively new computer, I would recommend using the 5.8 kernel anyway. Maybe that will clear the issue.

Open Update Manager. Select View > Linux Kernels and click Continue. Make sure 5.8 is selected on the left panel and then click the top-most option on the right panel. An "Install" button will appear. Install the kernel and then reboot for it to become active.
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Re: Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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Hello,

Thank you so much for the suggestion. I moved to the kernel 5.8.0-33 as you suggested. I downloaded the updates required and then I rebooted the computer.

The error message keeps showing up but with a new number now lol.

The numbers now are 1.426035 and 1.426065. It must be a small bug in the boot sequence, nothing major that breaks the whole system per se.

The entire boot sequence takes about 1 minute and 15 seconds, is not the end of the world, but maybe it has something to do with the hard disk and the dual boot. I have a very old Toshiba laptop with Linux only ( Mint 20 XFCE ) with a SSD and that one boots in about 20 seconds tops.

I`m buying an ssd over the next few days and chances are I`m leaving this one with Cinnamon only.

Anyway, thank you so much for your patience and for your assistance with this minor issue.

Happy new year !
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Re: Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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DrTiquicia wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:45 pm
The error message keeps showing up but with a new number now lol.

The numbers now are 1.426035 and 1.426065. It must be a small bug in the boot sequence, nothing major that breaks the whole system per se.
I believe those numbers are the time since boot started that the errors were recorded, so it appears your computer is booting a wee bit faster with the 5.8 kernel.

I went back to the bug link I posted earlier and here's an explanation I pulled from several responses in it.
The error message is about a known issue in VBT about port D being incorrectly marked there as a non-legacy TypeC port. Besides the driver noticing this and correcting its own state tracking, this doens't cause any further problems.
...
What's the worst thing that can happen to users if they are stuck on legacy type-c? Would it make the port D behave differently than the others features-wise?
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there is no user noticeable consequence of the issue as far as I can think of. The only effect of it is internal to the driver in that it has to delay switching the port into legacy mode until the user plugs in a display (whereas normally we would switch the port into legacy mode right at module loading).
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this is a BIOS issue and other ports are working.
This seems to relate to how the graphics driver handles connections to an external monitor. Although you do not have one connected, the system still checks all ports as part of the start-up process.
DrTiquicia wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:45 pm
The entire boot sequence takes about 1 minute and 15 seconds, is not the end of the world, but maybe it has something to do with the hard disk and the dual boot. I have a very old Toshiba laptop with Linux only ( Mint 20 XFCE ) with a SSD and that one boots in about 20 seconds tops.
An SSD can make a big difference to boot time, especially on older equipment. The SSD will boot much faster than a HDD. Also, cinnamon is a "heavier" desktop than Xfce and it can take a little bit longer to load when compared to Xfce.

May your 2021 be happy and healthy. :)
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Re: Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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Ohhh, so that`s what it is. Gotcha.

I have run a new update that came out this week, kernel update, firefox, UEDI, you name it. The boot sequence is now faster than before so everything is running very smooth.

I have one final question if you don`t mind. Should I run sudo apt update first, or sudo apt upgrade first ?

Do you recommend sudo apt full-upgrade or sudo apt dist-upgrade ?

Thank you very much for all your help, you are the real mvp.
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DrTiquicia wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:52 pm
I have one final question if you don`t mind. Should I run sudo apt update first, or sudo apt upgrade first ?

Do you recommend sudo apt full-upgrade or sudo apt dist-upgrade ?
I actually use the Update Manager app. It lets me know when there are updates available to the kernel and the software I have installed. The upcoming upgrade from LM20.0 to LM20.1 will also come through that app.

I do not recall the specifics, but I know there is a difference regarding which command is used and in what order. I've helped people who were missing updates because they were doing them manually and not using Update Manager. I take the easy way out and don't have to remember the order of commands. :)
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Re: Linux Mint Ulyana ( Cinammon edition 64 bit ) boot sequence error message

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Even better ! Guess I`m trying to get a hold of the terminal and I`m falling in love with it.

Anyway, thank you so much for all your help, you truly helped me a lot.

Thank you very much indeed.

Cheers :D
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