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Re: Strange Video artifact
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2019, 03:01:20 pm »
Super, Thanks guys.  I am "installed on PeppermintOS 9 now.  But I will leave my old laptop on PepperMintOS 10 for now.  But I just switched my main system to 9 -

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System:    Host: EL1300G Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop System: eMachines product: EL1300G v: R01-A2 serial: N/A
           Mobo: eMachines model: WMCP61M serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: R01-A2 date: 04/10/2009
CPU:       Single core AMD Athlon 2650e (-UP-) cache: 512 KB speed: 1600 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NV4C version: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.8
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-72-generic
           Card-2 Logitech Headset H390 driver: USB Audio
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
           IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 4062.3GB (28.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD40PURX size: 4000.8GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdd model: Ultra_USB_3.0 size: 61.5GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.9T used: 422G (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 1.8T used: 632G (39%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: /boot size: 475M used: 114M (26%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 167 Uptime: 16 min Memory: 700.4/3692.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

And will look at those upgrade steps tonight  :)

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Re: Strange Video artifact
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2019, 03:32:07 pm »
ok; I have never been patient lol...  So I did the 9 to 10 upgrade and immediately rebooted to the video crash.  Thankfully I have tonight and tomorrow to get back to Pep9. ><   lol

reinstalling once more ... Yippy!   but At 9 I will stop...  Something in ten does not like my video. :/


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Re: Strange Video artifact
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2019, 05:01:09 pm »
Back in 9 ... something in that upgrade to 10 causes a vid crash -and the kernel did not change ...

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Re: Strange Video artifact
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2019, 04:06:28 pm »
Okay that's just weird, I can think of nothing in that upgrade that should affect video, except maybe the size of the default wallpaper file (which is definitely bigger in PM10, so would likely take up more video memory).

Unless it's crashing at the login screen, where it might be light-locker that's causing it.

Beyond those two things, I can only wonder if it's hardware, such as bad sectors on the HDD that maybe you're not reaching with Pep9 (but may do after some updates .. that said they may not have the same crashing video affect depending on what lands on them).
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Re: Strange Video artifact
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2019, 05:47:22 pm »
Okay that's just weird, I can think of nothing in that upgrade that should affect video, except maybe the size of the default wallpaper file (which is definitely bigger in PM10, so would likely take up more video memory).

Unless it's crashing at the login screen, where it might be light-locker that's causing it.

Beyond those two things, I can only wonder if it's hardware, such as bad sectors on the HDD that maybe you're not reaching with Pep9 (but may do after some updates .. that said they may not have the same crashing video affect depending on what lands on them).

I'm racking or even whacking my brains too as to whatever is causing this?  :-\ Puzzly Puzzlee Puzzle.
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Re: Strange Video artifact
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2019, 02:04:35 pm »
ok, I ran a badblocks check on all three partitions of this 4TB drive- no bad blocks were found.  The only thing I can think of now is maybe that graphics file BUT I did not change them in my efforts to upgrade to 10.  Did the steps up to this point and rebooted -- I Did Not Do any steps afrer -
Menu > Settings > Customise Look and Feel ...

So I thought it should just work - was that not a good thought?  Anyways; upgrade to 10 some step before Menu > Settings > Customise Look and Feel caused the video to crash.   Maybe I will try again later next year ... for now I am stopping, I just want it to be stable; on 9 it seems to be happy.

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Re: Strange Video artifact (SOLVED)
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2019, 11:42:16 pm »
Not really but at this stage it is good enough :)
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