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MX 18 Stucks at black screen during startup

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 am
by vamsi
Here are my system specifications sometimes when i power off the system and when i turn it on i am facing this issue after crossing the splash screen instead of displaying desktop it shows a black screen with small blank cursor stuck on the screen it will be there until i forcefully shutdown the system by pressing power button in some cases it works after that it will boot normally if it doesn't work then i have to repeat the process i use androidx86 and Windows10 and MX Linux i have never faced this kind of issue when i was using previous MX Versions i couldn't find how to fix the problem. Can any one help me with this problem?
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System:    Host: cherubim Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum Dec 20  2018 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-7507 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 3.1 date: 03/01/2008 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E4500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom 
           rev: D L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 8800 
           Speed: 2200 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2200 2: 2200 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: intel resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945G v: 1.4 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet 
           vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: c800 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 298.10 GiB used: 72.72 GiB (24.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD1600AABS-00PRA0 size: 149.05 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD1600AAJS-08B4A0 size: 149.05 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 39.12 GiB used: 33.17 GiB (84.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb http://mx-pkg.mirror.net.in/MX-Linux/antix/stretch/ stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.cn.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/google-chrome.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb http://mx-pkg.mirror.net.in/MX-Linux/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 9m Memory: 2.92 GiB used: 952.5 MiB (31.8%) Init: SysVinit 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.29 

Re: MX 18 Stucks at black screen during startup

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:04 am
by BitJam
How frequently does this problem happen? Has it every happened when you boot live? If it only happens on the installed system and not the live system then the problem could be associated with the plymouth splash screen.

It sounds like a problem with the graphics driver, maybe not a total system freeze. Instead of turning the machine off, you could press <Ctrl><Alt><F2>. That might get you to a console screen where you can log in on the command line. If you can do that then you will be able to shutdown properly with "sudo poweroff". You could also try to see if the problem is reported in the xorg log file with "less /var/log/Xorg.0.log". I'd suggest you try turning off plymouth (the splash screen) and see if that helps. You can do this with the command "sudo sysv-rc-conf plymouth off".

If it happens infrequently then you can do the investigation after you reboot into graphics mode. The previous log file should be at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old".

Re: MX 18 Stucks at black screen during startup

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:06 am
by asqwerth
Could it be the 4.19 kernel?

Re: MX 18 Stucks at black screen during startup

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:15 am
by vamsi
asqwerth wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:06 am
Could it be the 4.19 kernel?
No i have edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file with different configuration now i will replace with this and i will see may be it is the problem.
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Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Intel Graphics"
	Driver		"intel"
	Option		"AccelMethod"	"sna"
	Option		"TearFree"	"true"
EndSection

Re: MX 18 Stucks at black screen during startup

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am
by dolphin_oracle
the splash screen is very easy to disable in mx-boot-options.

Re: MX 18 Stucks at black screen during startup

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:22 am
by vamsi
dolphin_oracle wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am
the splash screen is very easy to disable in mx-boot-options.
Thanks for the reply but the problem is not solved till now it happens frequently i need to force shutdown my pc and after trying one or two times it boots normally i couldn't understand why this problem is occurring may be because of windows 10 i didn't understand could anyone help me with this problem.

Thanks..