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A Pepp 10 graphics Issue **Solved**
« on: June 09, 2019, 10:17:03 pm »
Hi Peppermint Team,

I recently upgraded to Peppermint 10 from Peppermint 8.  I have run into a couple of odd issues I never had on Pepp 8.  The main one may be an nvidia driver issue.  The other day, while my wife was on Pepp 10, the screen went to 640x480 when she logged into her profile.  I have never seen that happen before.  I had to reboot twice before I saw my desktop at 1920x1080. The log in screen also had the wrong resolution.  I have not seen the issue since but now when booting into Pepp 10 the Peppermint logo can't be seen and all you see is the gray background.  You can tell to boot is at 640x480 as some of the boot dialog is rather large. 

Note: I was in the process of editing this post when my issues happened again.  I have now reinstalled the nouveau drivers and purged the nvidia drivers.  This has me scratching my head as this had never happened on Pepp 8.  So much for being Poppa Peppermint.

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System:    Host: stephen-desktop Kernel: 4.18.0-21-generic x86_64
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           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2901 date: 05/04/2016
Battery    hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
           model: Logitech M510 status: Discharging
CPU:       8 core AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core (-MCP-)
           arch: Bulldozer rev.0 cache: 16384 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 56191
           clock speeds: max: 3757 MHz 1: 3638 MHz 2: 3573 MHz 3: 3757 MHz
           4: 3454 MHz 5: 3385 MHz 6: 3526 MHz 7: 3561 MHz 8: 3746 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NV137 version: 4.3 Mesa 18.2.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GP107GL High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-3 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-003
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Partition: ID-1: / size: 458G used: 40G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 06:47:58 am »
The above output suggests you're on the modesetting driver not nouveau :-\

Have you tried adding the graphics PPA and installing the 415 / 418 / 430 drivers ?
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 06:53:59 am »
The above output suggests you're on the modesetting driver not nouveau :-\

Have you tried adding the graphics PPA and installing the 415 / 418 / 430 drivers ?

No I haven't.  I was just happy to get back to normal.  I will give it a try when I get home from work.

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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 08:41:41 pm »
Well, installed the ppa and installed the 418 driver.  So far so good.

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System:    Host: stephen-desktop Kernel: 4.18.0-21-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2901 date: 05/04/2016
Battery    hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
           model: Logitech M510 status: Discharging
CPU:       8 core AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core (-MCP-)
           arch: Bulldozer rev.0 cache: 16384 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 56184
           clock speeds: max: 3833 MHz 1: 3682 MHz 2: 3742 MHz 3: 3627 MHz
           4: 3833 MHz 5: 2873 MHz 6: 3619 MHz 7: 3816 MHz 8: 3797 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.56 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GP107GL High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-3 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-003
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-21-generic
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           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: b000 bus-ID: 0a:00.0
           IF: enp10s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1500.3GB (2.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500418AS size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 458G used: 41G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 05:06:06 am »
Great news Steve :)
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 10:23:02 am »
Well, installed the ppa and installed the 418 driver.  So far so good.

Okay to get the splash screen on boot to display properly we have to edit grub file
sudo xed /etc/default/grub

In there you will find the line GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 delete the hash at the beginning and put in 1920x1080
Next add directly underneath GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
Save the file and keep your Terminal open and type or copy and paste sudo update-initramfs -u
Then finally sudo update-grub
The initramfs -u builds the background image, then updating the grub puts it all together. This should then display your splash screen properly.  ;D
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 10:42:42 am »
Also Steve setup your Nvidia Settings resolution and set Force Full Composition Pipeline, save the file. Do not restart computer at this point.
Instead open a Terminal and type sudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf
In there you will find a line called Section "Monitor"
Under Option "DPMS" add
             Option         "DPI" "96   x   96"

Then directly underneath Section "Monitor" is Section "Device"
Under Boardname, which has the name of your graphic card add this to it, remember to keep the lines you're adding inline with the rest of the text.
add this
Option         "TripleBuffer" "1"
Save the file
You can now restart your computer and no more screen tearing, plus the login screen will be the same resolution as your desktop.  ;D The Triplebuffer gets rid of any screen blanking, or it's meant to? Although DPI fonts is already set at 96 in the little utility Mark added, for me it did not work after installing Nvidia Drivers, so hence why DPI 96X96 is added to the xorg.conf file. I wish Nvidia would just add it automatically. By the way you probably know all this already and I did not want to appear rude and assume so, just sharing my knowledge that's all. I do the above on every Linux system I have, with Nvidia cards.
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 11:55:42 am »
Great news Steve :)
No, not really, same issue occurred yesterday.....

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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 11:57:38 am »
Also Steve setup your Nvidia Settings resolution and set Force Full Composition Pipeline, save the file. Do not restart computer at this point.
Instead open a Terminal and type sudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf
In there you will find a line called Section "Monitor"
Under Option "DPMS" add
             Option         "DPI" "96   x   96"

Then directly underneath Section "Monitor" is Section "Device"
Under Boardname, which has the name of your graphic card add this to it, remember to keep the lines you're adding inline with the rest of the text.
add this
Option         "TripleBuffer" "1"
Save the file
You can now restart your computer and no more screen tearing, plus the login screen will be the same resolution as your desktop.  ;D The Triplebuffer gets rid of any screen blanking, or it's meant to? Although DPI fonts is already set at 96 in the little utility Mark added, for me it did not work after installing Nvidia Drivers, so hence why DPI 96X96 is added to the xorg.conf file. I wish Nvidia would just add it automatically. By the way you probably know all this already and I did not want to appear rude and assume so, just sharing my knowledge that's all. I do the above on every Linux system I have, with Nvidia cards.
Actually I just learned this from your video. Thanks!

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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 04:20:48 pm »
Well, installed the ppa and installed the 418 driver.  So far so good.

Okay to get the splash screen on boot to display properly we have to edit grub file
sudo xed /etc/default/grub

In there you will find the line GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 delete the hash at the beginning and put in 1920x1080
Next add directly underneath GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
Save the file and keep your Terminal open and type or copy and paste sudo update-initramfs -u
Then finally sudo update-grub
The initramfs -u builds the background image, then updating the grub puts it all together. This should then display your splash screen properly.  ;D

Slim,
When you say delete the hash you do mean the #?  And do I replace the 640x480 with 1920x1080?  Because the splash screen still is huge.

Thanks!
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 05:45:44 pm »
Never mind, Slim, I just watched your video again and got my answer.

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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2019, 07:33:17 pm »
Ok, redid the settings and now boot screen is proper.  Installed the 430 driver, too.  Thanks Slim.

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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2019, 12:40:02 am »
Slim,
When you say delete the hash you do mean the #?  And do I replace the 640x480 with 1920x1080?  Because the splash screen still is huge.
Thanks!


Even though you have this sorted, thought I'd answer anyway. :)) Yes to both of these questions, sorry for the late reply  ;D
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2019, 12:50:06 am »
Ok, redid the settings and now boot screen is proper.  Installed the 430 driver, too.  Thanks Slim.




You're very welcome Steve. I have the 1050ti card and now it's paired up with a Ryzen 5 2600 Processor and 16GB of ram, Pep 10 just flies along.  ;D
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Re: A Pepp 10 graphics Issue **Solved**
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2019, 11:38:21 am »
So now, time to test out making videos and I may have to try out Steam.  :D