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SOLVED :: New to Peppermint ... Not new to Linux
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:26:48 pm »
I've got an old Tosiba NB205 32 bit Atom process mini laptop.  Was running Mint XFCE 18.3 and it was way too slow. I tried Peppermint 8 and it runs great !!!   My problem is ... The only Kernel I found that works is 4.4.0-116.  The newer Kernel will crash my video?   My question is,  Am I safe running this Kernel?  I know it's LTS on Linux Mint so I assume it's OK on Peppermint also.

Thanks guys !!!
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 09:39:49 am by pepi »

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Re: New to Peppermint ... Not new to Linux
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 08:06:16 pm »
Hi pepi, how's it going :)?  Welcome to the Peppermint Forum, it's very nice to meet you  ;).  Could you let us have a little more information about your computer?

Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes:

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Enter, (Copy & Paste) the following command into the terminal window and hit enter:
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inxi -Fx
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« Last Edit: March 28, 2018, 08:11:36 pm by AndyInMokum, Reason: Additional info »
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Re: New to Peppermint ... Not new to Linux
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 03:32:09 pm »
Thanks Andy

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boyhowdy@boyhowdy-TOSHIBA-NB205 ~ $ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: boyhowdy-TOSHIBA-NB205 Kernel: 4.4.0-116-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: TOSHIBA NB205 v: PLL23U-00Q01C
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: KAVAA v: 1.00
           Bios: TOSHIBA v: V1.60 date: 09/02/2009
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N280 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3324
           clock speeds: max: 1667 MHz 1: 1667 MHz 2: 1667 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 17.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-116-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 00:26:b6:24:c3:01
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: 00:26:22:32:92:f4
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 132.0GB (5.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: MTFDDAK128MAM size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Multi size: 4.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 55G used: 5.0G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 161 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 461.5/2004.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Linux boyhowdy-TOSHIBA-NB205 4.4.0-116-generic #140-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 12 21:22:43 UTC 2018 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

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lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller [1179:ff60]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915, intelfb

00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
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Re: New to Peppermint ... Not new to Linux
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 04:23:35 pm »
I suspect you're running into a known bug with the intel i915 driver on the 945 chip with recent kernels .. there are two possible workarounds
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6431.msg65731.html#msg65731
or:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6753.msg68372.html#msg68372
which should allow you to use the default 4.13 kernel
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Re: New to Peppermint ... Not new to Linux
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 08:06:34 pm »
GRUB_TERMINAL=console

is all it took to make the newest kernel to run  :P

Thanks guys !!!   I really wonder why this distro runs so well on this mini-laptop?  So much faster than 18.3 xfce

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Re: New to Peppermint ... Not new to Linux
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 08:16:31 pm »
It's the special Peppermint sauce .. more 'pep' than regular mint :)
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