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Loosing headers text(solved)
« on: July 29, 2016, 06:56:03 am »
Sometimes, when I leave a few programs running(VLC and Firefox were simultaneously active both times, Nemo was once) overnight and I wake it up the next day, I loose all the text in the headers. Task bar shows icons followed by a blank space, the space between the logo(left corner) and the _+X buttons is empty. Even the "turn off" menu only has icons.
I did not take a screenshot, because I don't remember the shortcut. Any suggestions are welcome.

EDIT: To anybody, who is experiencing this issue and finds is unbearable: switch to the second page.
TL, DR: according to murraymint, upgrading your kernel to 4.7 fixes the isssue.
 WARNING: a) 4.7 is not an LTS kernel. Once you upgrade, you will have to manualy keep upgrading every ~10 weeks. Your PC might become unstable. The current PMOS7 kernel is 4.4, and the Ubuntu team are keeping it up to date, by backporting security updates. So, don't do it unless it is a very big deal for you, or you know what you are doing.
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Re: Loosing heders text
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 08:07:08 am »
Though this is likely going to be very hard to diagnose, there is one other user who has reported strangeness with text occasionally (on resume from suspend) ... can you please provide the output from:
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inxi -F
so we can look for any similarities between your hardware and theirs.

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Can you also provide your:
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inxi -F
output please
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Re: Loosing heders text
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 10:33:12 am »
OK, here's mine:
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$ inxi -F
System:    Host: tom-OptiPepp-760 Kernel: 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Dell product: OptiPlex 760
           Mobo: Dell model: 0M863N v: A01 Bios: Dell v: A16 date: 08/06/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E8500 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3158 MHz 1: 3158 MHz 2: 3158 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q45/Q43 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-31-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 00:25:64:e1:97:51
           Card-2: Ralink RT5370 Wireless Adapter driver: rt2800usb
           IF: wlx7cdd905d12f5 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1120.2GB (69.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 120.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 107G used: 70G (69%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.39GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 963.2/2955.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35


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Re: Loosing heders text
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 10:42:16 am »
"Print Screen" is the shortcut for taking screenshots, by the way.

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Re: Loosing heders text
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 02:01:44 pm »
Thanks murraymint

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"Print Screen" is the shortcut for taking screenshots, by the way.

Maybe I should put the the keyboard shortcuts in the user guide somewhere ?
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Re: Loosing heders text
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 06:54:06 pm »
Maybe I should put the the keyboard shortcuts in the user guide somewhere ?

That sounds like a great idea.  A "quick reference" guide always helps.  8)

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Re: Loosing heders text
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 12:10:53 pm »
Okey dokey I'll get on it in the next day or two .. cheers Chris & murraymint :)
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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2016, 09:38:06 am »
Here is mine. I feel really stupid for not checking if the Windows default PrSc was unaltered  ::)
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pshem@PiLenovo ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: PiLenovo Kernel: 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 20257 v: IdeaPad S210 Touch
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Ideapad S210 v: 31900003Std
           Bios: LENOVO v: 80CN15WW date: 04/10/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-3217U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1277 MHz 2: 1187 MHz 3: 970 MHz
           4: 881 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-31-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: 68:17:29:7a:35:91
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: 50:af:73:5f:4c:15
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (7.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LT012 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 47G used: 12G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 212 Uptime: 2 days Memory: 1184.9/3830.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
Warning: I did the "encrypt home folder" instalation. Not sure if it matters here, but I remember you asked about that last time I had a problem.
I am wondering if there is something wrong with my swap partition though. I've never seen it in use... might be due to spare RAM, but I read that it is associated with suspending/hibernationg somehow, so maybe that's it.
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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2016, 08:24:41 pm »
@murraymint

Do you have an encrypted home folder ?



I do notice you're both using intel graphics .. not that you can do much about the driver (if that's the problem) until intel release a newer version.



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Does your system also only do this after suspend/resume ?
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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2016, 08:36:36 pm »
No, I haven't encrypted anything at all.

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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2016, 06:58:24 am »
It only happens after closing the lid, and it is set to lock srceen after closing. After 16 minutes(quite a long time for a minimal option if you ask me) it's set to suspend.
Only happened twice so far, both times after closing the lid in the evening and being opened in the morning

EDIT: Just happened again. This time, the laptop went into suspend mode after timing out.
Here are the pictures:
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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2016, 02:39:38 pm »
Yeah, that's got to be the same thing that happens to me once in a while. It looks just like that.

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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2016, 02:42:32 pm »
@Pikolo

Are you running BOTH the xfce and mate power managers ? .. you have 2 circles in your system tray ???
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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2016, 09:00:45 am »
 :-\ Maybe. One is in the notification area plugin and sometimes disappeares so I added the big one.
 I should probably remove one, right? Ok, I removed the "Power Manager Plugin"  ::)

EDIT after 12h: WOW. Removing the second power manager plugin gave me 7 extra Wh, at least according to the XFCE power manager. And it stopped frantically flashing "Full Power" and "Charging" pop-ups when at 95% power until being unplugged :)
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Re: Loosing headers text
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2016, 04:01:55 pm »
I've noticed after resuming from suspend, videos in VLC play with sound but no picture. I don't know if this is somehow related to the "missing fonts" issue because it happens seemingly independent of that. I just wonder if it could somehow be a clue to what the problem might be.

Does anyone else have problems seeing a video after sleep and resume?