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Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel [Solved]
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:44:28 am »
I have followed the usual update procedure 2 days ago as proposed by the Update Manager and the kernel has been updated to version 4.13.0-26. But booting resulted in a 3/4 black screen and with graphics only on the right 1/4 of the screen. Sorry but I didn't find how to take a screenshot in order to be more precise. I can still boot in the older kernel because I have changed the Grub configuration to show the boot menu shortly after the update and before trying the newer kernel.
I can boot to the new kernel only if I choose the recovery mode and then the system boots with graphics on a resolution of 800X600.
Any ideas on that? And I'm wandering whether it should be on Peppermint defaults that the Grub menu shows up with a delay of 10 sec so that the user has the choice to choose which kernel to boot...
Here are the inxi outputs  - first on the 4.10.0-40-generic kernel and then on 4.13.0-26-generic in safe mode...

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orcrist@DellMini10v ~ $ uname -r
4.10.0-40-generic
orcrist@DellMini10v ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: DellMini10v Kernel: 4.10.0-40-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   Mobo: Dell model: CN0Y53 v: A05 Bios: Dell v: A05 date: 07/06/2009
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.31hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-40-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (5.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 5.8G (45%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 168 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 320.6/989.9MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
orcrist@DellMini10v ~ $

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orcrist@DellMini10v ~ $ uname -r
4.13.0-26-generic
orcrist@DellMini10v ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: DellMini10v Kernel: 4.13.0-26-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   Mobo: Dell model: CN0Y53 v: A05 Bios: Dell v: A05 date: 07/06/2009
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1067 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: vesa,intel (unloaded: fbdev)
           Resolution: 800x600@61.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-26-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (5.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 5.8G (45%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 156 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 186.9/989.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
orcrist@DellMini10v ~ $


I hope that I have given a good description of the issue.
Thanks in advance for any help.

« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:08:30 am by orcrist »

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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 07:06:41 am »
Not sure this is a kernel problem, maybe just a problem with the graphic drivers.
The output provide when you boot 4.10.0-40 shows
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Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.31hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 17.0.2
while booting 4.13.0-26, it shows
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Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: vesa,intel (unloaded: fbdev)
           Resolution: 800x600@61.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
As you can see on 4.10.0-40 you are using the intel driver and both fbdev and vesa are unloaded. Resolution 1024x600
while on 4.13.0-26 only fbdev is unloaded. Resolution 800x600.

Also GLX renderer is different for the different kernels...

I guess, you could blacklist the wrong drivers but, maybe a better solution. Wait and see what others suggest.

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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 11:47:13 am »
Agreed!

Even if the driver worked correctly, the display would be slower than snot, running on 'the pipe' ...

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GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 128 bits)

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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 12:23:52 pm »
Hello,
The second inxi output is from the system being in recovery mode. This is the only way for me to boot the 4.13.0-26 kernel and have graphics....

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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 03:24:49 pm »
Is your laptop anything like an eee pc?
Found this, https://askubuntu.com/questions/966714/lubuntu-17-10-wont-properly-boot-except-through-recovery-mode/975811

and this, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1724639
Obs, your graphics card is the one being discussed on the second link!

EDIT: apparently this bug has been around for quite sometime, see my second link again. I couldn't find an obvious solution, except reverting to a kernel prior to 4.13
If you want these kernels to be patched for Meltdown and Spectre you should use the latest from the 4.4 or the 4.9 series.

Let us know if you need help fixing the downgrade to 4.4 or 4.9

« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 03:41:38 pm by pin »

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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 06:58:35 pm »
The second link refers to a Samsung NC10... My Samsung N120 did the same thing. I have to boot from the previous kernal hoping the next one is different.

I reported it on this forum the day it showed up (New User section).
What a long, strange trip its been...

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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 07:13:55 pm »
Did a quick search. There's a bug on Bugzilla: https://goo.gl/Y7LemE

I'd try installing Linux 4.14 ...

EDIT

And, here's a bug on LP: https://goo.gl/7Yt3DZ

n/m I see pin had posted a link to the bug above ...   ;)
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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel (Solved)
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 11:35:23 pm »
My machine is the Dell Mini 10v netbook.
I uncommented the line #GRUB_TERMINAL="console" in /etc/default/grub and then did sudo update-grub as proposed on the second link of pin's message. That did the trick. The system boots normally.
I have not yet tried the "GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text and sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg" method. Maybe today after work.
 :)Thanks a lot pin! :)

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Re: Graphics problem after updating to 4.13.0-26 kernel
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 12:12:23 am »
Great stuff , glad you got it working!
Once you're happy with the solution, could you please remember to mark your issue as [SOLVED]?