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Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by paul1149 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:06 am

My issue came in the middle of doing things, for no apparent reason. Yours, if I understand correctly, occurs upon Resume from Suspend. If that's the only time it happens, chances are the problem is related to the Suspend function. I found Hibernate and Sleep unreliable in this and any other version of Linux. Too often I would either lose the session entirely, or it wouldn't go into Sleep. So I disabled all of it, and turn the monitor off manually when I'm stepping away for a time. But I would suggest starting a dedicated Suspend thread, to attract better answers.

BTW, my bootup-time gains with the newer kernel don't happen all the time. Strange how only sometimes it quickly drops down to a settled state. Doesn't seem to be a problem though.
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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by OBJuan » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:22 pm

JayM, paul1149,
When I fired up the old Dell earlier this morning everything went well, keyboard & mouse worked right away. Hope this little data point is of some value to you all.

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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by paul1149 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:58 pm

paul1149 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Ok, I switched to the 4.19.0.5 kernel that was in the MX package installer. It went very smoothly, and I'm back up with no problem. It will take time to be sure whether the original problem is solved or not.
Problem reoccurred last evening. Just now I used MXPI to install the Debian 4.9 kernel. However I don't think it installed. At some point I saw the log saying it was deleting 4.9 files and building 4.19 files. It also didn't call for a reboot when it was finished. I rebooted anyway, and the quick specs say that 4.19 is in use (see below).

But when I open MXPI again, kernels 4.9, 4.15 and 4.19 are grayed out, indicating they're all installed?

Also, I checked BIOS and Intel SpeedStep has always been off.

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System:
  Host: Precision Kernel: 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 6.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
  Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum December 15  2017 
  base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Precision WorkStation T3400 v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0TP412 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A14 
  date: 04/30/2012 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E4600 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Core Merom rev: D L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 9576 
  Speed: 2393 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2393 2: 2392 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 520] vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: nvidia v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 520/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-5-amd64 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 
  vendor: Dell Precision T3400 driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: dc80 
  bus ID: 04:00.0 
  IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.81 TiB used: 796.19 GiB (20.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SVP200S37A120G size: 111.79 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST31000524AS size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0 
  size: 1.82 TiB 
  ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-00UJTA0 
  size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-5: /dev/sde type: USB vendor: Lexar model: USB Flash Drive 
  size: 59.62 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 28.55 GiB used: 13.02 GiB (45.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-2: /home size: 28.71 GiB used: 8.95 GiB (31.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 71 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 997 mobo: 1351 gpu: nvidia fan: 56% 
Repos:
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  1: deb http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot/ all main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
  1: deb http://la.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch/ stretch main
  2: deb-src http://la.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch/ stretch main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
  1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates non-free contrib main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
  1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
  2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mikhailnov-ubuntu-pulseeffects-bionic.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mikhailnov/pulseeffects/ubuntu/ bionic main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
  1: deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/ xenial main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list 
  1: deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb/ stable main
  2: deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb/ stable tv13
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi-snapshot.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list 
  1: deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
Info:
  Processes: 227 Uptime: 7m Memory: 5.76 GiB used: 1.38 GiB (24.0%) 
  Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 
  inxi: 3.0.33 
MX-17.1 x64, on C2D, 6GB RAM, SSD.

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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by JayM » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:50 pm

You have to select the 4.9 kernel in the grub menu, in the advanced options submenu, or else set it as the default kernel in MX Boot Options. As good as MX is, it doesn't read minds and automatically boot whatever kernel you want, you have to tell it. :laugh:
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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by paul1149 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:06 pm

A ha. Nice tools. Makes it easy. However, 4.9 boots only to a blinking cursor. I believe its install did not go properly, despite it saying it did. I'm back on 19.5 for now; will look at it again tomorrow and maybe try the Anti-X 9.5, which has the advantage of having both security patches.
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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by JayM » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:20 pm

paul1149 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:06 pm
A ha. Nice tools. Makes it easy. However, 4.9 boots only to a blinking cursor. I believe its install did not go properly, despite it saying it did. I'm back on 19.5 for now; will look at it again tomorrow and maybe try the Anti-X 9.5, which has the advantage of having both security patches.
That blinking cursor wouldn't be a kernel issue, that would be a video issue. Try booting 4.9 in failsafe mode or whatever the low-res (VGA?) video boot mode is called (F6 I think.) Also, if you can get to your home directory try deleting /etc/x11/xorg.conf. Another thing to try in case the 4.9 kernel installation didn't load the nvidia dkms kernel module is to open a terminal in /usr/share/mx-packageinstaller-pkglist/ type su and log in as root then run

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sudo ./rebuild_dkms_packages.sh
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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by paul1149 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:45 pm

Thanks again. Happened again today. Doing that rebuild command right now.
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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by paul1149 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:50 pm

I did the rebuild and also deleted the .conf file. Booted to the 19.0.5 kernel again, and this time it only stayed up 3 hours. This is looking to me to be a degenerating hardware condition. Probably time to go motherboard shopping.
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Re: Occasionally lose video, keyboard, mouse

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Post by paul1149 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:52 am

Ok, after doing the rebuild and the .conf re-creation, I was able to successfully boot to 4.9... There was a flash of a weird test pattern sort of output, but it was fleeting, and then I was up and running. No problems thus far on 4.9 Debian, and the boot times to CPU settle-down are very good, much better than with 4.19.xx. Will watch for a season. Thanks again.
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