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My friend has a very old Dell Desktop on which I installed Peppermint 5.

I was trying to show him today that he can put the computer into a suspend state, and then afterwards, touch any key to awaken the computer.

Well, it easily goes into suspend, but when you touch a key to awaken the computer, the desktop images begin moving past your eyes a mile a second -- moving to the right of the screen, and only the top half of the desktop images are visible.

Is this a bug?  If not, it may take me awhile to resolve this issue -- that is if you request I put some commands into the terminal.  The reason for this is because I don't have this computer right in front of me.  But, little by little,  we can work on this issue.

For the time being my friend just turns the computer off in order not to deal with this odd problem.

By the way, it does look like a bug to me, so maybe this is a bug report.

Thank you,

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« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 01:50:27 pm by perknh »
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 03:16:28 pm »
You'll have to explain that better .. what "desktop images" .. and how can they "move" ?

Do you mean wallpaper ? .. are you running some kind of wallpaper changer ?
or do you mean "icons"
or thumbnails of pics ?

What;s the output from:
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« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 03:18:49 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 03:34:09 pm »
Sorry, PCNetSpec,

Yes, we're talking about wallpaper images.

Here are result from the output of sudo lshw -C display: 

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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 04:23:52 pm »
OK, are we talking about suspend, or hibernation here ?
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 04:26:17 pm »
We're talking about suspend.
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 04:37:02 pm »
Does it resume properly if you enter suspend with either of these commands:
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sudo pm-suspend --quirk-vbe-postor
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sudo pm-suspend --quirk-vbestate-restoreor
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 04:49:07 pm »
Unfortunately no, PCNetSpec, and we have tried all three commands.
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 05:04:16 pm »
Just as a matter of interest, try saving a JPG image at the same resolution as your monitor, and using that as the desktop image.

Does it still mess up on resume
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 05:13:41 pm »
We are using a universal JPG image already -- one that I nabbed from
the dark side that fits all screen resolutions.  I've now tried another JPG image that matches this screen's resolution, and the result is the same -- one half a JPG image wallpaper on the top half of the screen that moving quickly from left to right while the other half of the screen is the black background located below.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 05:25:06 pm by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 05:19:47 pm »
There is no such thing as "one that fits all resolution" .. it's either onlt showing part of it, or more likely it's being stretched/squashed to fit your display.

What I want you to try is using one that's of exactly the same resolution as your current desktop setting .. so it doesn't need resizing.
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 05:26:29 pm »
Okay, we have done as you have requested, and the results are the same.

So, PCNetSpec, I guess we have an excellent brainteaser here!

Now, I need to go home for the evening, but I hope this is to be continued...

After all, how can one have more fun than this?   :)

And thank you,

perknh & friend
« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 06:00:01 pm by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 04:30:34 am »
it sounds to me like the resume is whacking out the video driver... He don't say though if it is only the desktop wallpaper that is doing this, or if he opens say firefox or another program that is full screen, if the top half of firefox would be caught in that vortex as well...
Also how was peppermint five installed?
If you used a CD rom did you burn it slow?
If you used a USB stick, which by the way I don't believe work as well as a cdrom does, what did you use to make the USB stick?
If I were you I would reinstall peppermint 5 cause it sounds to me like you have a bad install there, I would do another install just to be sure... ;)
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 05:06:24 am »
Hello rjm65,

Okay, and thank you for this suggestion.  Yeah, this is a mystery, but I can't burn Peppermint 5 to a CD in this case.  This is because the computer is so old that it only takes a floppy disk, or a flash drive.

I will reinstall Peppermint 5 and save a lot of people a lot of time and a lot of grief trying to figure this one out.

For the record, with the exception of this one problem, Peppermint 5 works spectacularly well on that old Dell desktop -- much better than XP ever was.

Thank you, rjm65.  And, also, thank you, PCNetSpec. 

I will reinstall the Peppermint 5 later today. 

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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2014, 06:09:35 am »
This is just something that I would try first, Not saying it is going to help you or not. I have found that the older machines that have just a floppy and no cdrom are a PITA to get linux working on them, and some distros just do not want to install on certain machines... Case in point The old IBM T22 I worked on was a nightmare only 3 distros out of 50 I tried installed onto it and worked...  I am not exaggerating when I say 50 distros were tried either, I have a full spindle of linux distros on cdrom sitting here...  What I found on that machine was peppermint 3 worked, also PCLinuxOS LXDE worked, and Antix MX14 NON PAE worked, all others failed...
especially ones based on the newer ubuntu kernel, which is why peppermint 3 worked on that machine cause it still had the 12.04 kernel...

EDIT: You may want to run
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inxi -F  and
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cat /proc/cpuinfo on that machine so the gurus can see what you are dealing with then they may have an answer for you...   ;)
« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 06:14:49 am by rjm65 »
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Re: Desktop Images Moving A Mile A Second After Coming Out OF Suspend
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2014, 09:34:29 am »
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rjm65 and PCNetSpec,

First of all, thank you for all of your help with this rare issue.

We now believe this may be a hardware issue and not a Peppermint OS issue.  This is because we've re-installed Peppermint 5, and we've used a solid color background instead of a wallpaper and we still continue to have the same problem.

We believe the problem is hardware related and that this thread should now be moved to Hardware Support instead of Software Support.  We believe the problem is with this old Dell Dimension 3000, and you're not going to be dealing with too many of these computers -- thank goodness!   :)

But below are the results of the commands for which you have asked.  But we are considering this case closed, and we'll just skip putting the computer into a suspend state.


Thank you for all of your help,

perknh & friend

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Now, here are the results of command inxi -F:


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And here are the results of command cat /proc/cpuinfo:

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« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 02:18:10 pm by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm