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Thanks alynur! That did the trick for the login screen and the lock screen! I will update the original post now.

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Installation / Re: Login Screen Resolution Not Correct
« on: June 26, 2020, 01:01:09 pm »
I too am working on this particular problem now of "setting the login screen resolution" to finalize the remedy of my original problem of "No Display".

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9923.msg98975.html#msg98975

If I figure it out, I will be over here to let you know as soon as possible. :)

Until I get this figured out, I am just using AutoLogin.
Menu > System > Login Window
Users Tab and set the user for Automatic login
Reboot and I am operational.

Login Screen Resolution fix for above.
Get your mode. Since I wanted 1920x1080 mode, I typed in the following:
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cvt 1920 1080
I got the output of
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# 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) hsync: 67.16 kHz; pclk: 173.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

I then added this mode to my system
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xrandr --newmode 1920x1080_60.00  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode HDMI-A-0 1920x1080_60.00
Removed the Auto login and reboot. SUCCESS!
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9564.0.html
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8325.msg85369.html#msg85369

Thanks to alynur for finding this for me.

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Hardware / Re: "No Signal" with resolution above 1080p 60Hz
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:40:54 am »
I have updated the original post for ease as I work through this problem. I will edit the original post when I finally get it working well.

No Signal / No Display - The beginning:
Monitor output of "No Signal" just after booting the normal mode in Grub.
You were even unable to get a display when remotely connecting using NoMachine.

We Have Display
Connected the monitor cable to a different video output. You can use your onboard if you have it. I do not, so I added a 710 GT for this.
Connected using NoMachine and I have display when the 710 GT is connected. No display on the actual machine.
Moved the cable from the 710 GT to the 280X with NoMachine still connected. I get a NoMachine display, no actual pysical display.
I had to reconnect to NoMachine due to the resolution change and the mouse was aligned again.
Checked the "Display" gui and the monitor was listed as "Microstep 34" with 3440x1440 at 100Hz.
Changed the "Display" gui Microstep 34 resolution to 1920x1080 at 100Hz. Still no physical display.
Changed the "Display" gui Microstep 34 resolution to 1920x1080 at 60Hz and I now have a physical display.
Here is the
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xrandr output now.

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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
DisplayPort-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-A-0 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 797mm x 333mm
   3440x1440     59.96 +  60.00    30.15 
   2560x1440     59.95 
   1920x1080     99.99    60.00*   60.00    50.00    50.00    59.94 
   1920x1080i    60.00    50.00    59.94 
   1680x1050    100.01    59.88 
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02 
   1440x900     100.05    59.90 
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    59.94 
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00 
   800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25 
   720x576       50.00 
   720x576i      50.00 
   720x480       60.00    59.94 
   720x480i      60.00    59.94 
   640x480       75.00    72.81    66.67    60.00    59.94 
   720x400       70.08 
DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-D-1-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

Now that I have a physical output, I want to am doing to do some more trials to see if I can get this machine to default to 1920x1080 60Hz.

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Hardware / "No Signal" with resolution above 1080p 60Hz {{SOLVED}}
« on: June 23, 2020, 05:10:36 pm »
EDITED FOR EASE OF UNDERSTANDING:

Original problem: "No Signal" on a monitor that defaults to a resolution higher than 1080p 60Hz

I am using the Sapphire Dual-X AMD R9 280X on a workstation that had the monitor upgraded from a 1080p 60Hz to a 3440x1440 100Hz monitor. Anytime you tried normal booting, just after Grub, the monitor would turn black and output "No Signal".

There are numerous locations that say the Linux Driver for the AMD R9 280X cannot do resolutions higher than 1920x1080 60Hz. However, I have found a few locations which talked about some workarounds that I am going to try.

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Option 1:   Set Grub to default to 1920x1080 60Hz

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sudo xed /etc/default/grub
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GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
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sudo update-grubREF: https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8524.msg87561.html#msg87561

This one seems to boot into 1920x1080 60Hz after you login. You still get "No Display" after booting to Grub in normal mode and the PeppermintOS login screen resolution seems to be 3440x1440. I am able to NoMachine into it and login. So, now I am working toward getting the login screen resolution and refresh rate set. The Autologin workaround is good, but you also have to disable screen timeout. Otherwise, it will timeout and go to that login screen that you have to remote into just to login and get your physical display back.

Until I get this figured out, I am just using AutoLogin.
Menu > System > Login Window
Users Tab and set the user for Automatic login
Reboot and I am operational.

Login Screen Resolution fix for above.
Get your mode. Since I wanted 1920x1080 mode, I typed in the following:
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cvt 1920 1080
I got the output of
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# 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) hsync: 67.16 kHz; pclk: 173.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

I then added this mode to my system
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xrandr --newmode 1920x1080_60.00  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode HDMI-A-0 1920x1080_60.00
Removed the Auto login and reboot. SUCCESS!
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9564.0.html
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8325.msg85369.html#msg85369




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Option 2: Use the command at startup using Startup Applications

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xrandr -s 1920x1080 -r 60I am using Option 1 with Autologin for now. I did not get too far on this one as I did not find out how to run this command after Grub and prior to Login screen.
REF: https://askubuntu.com/questions/59621/how-to-change-the-monitors-refresh-rate

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Option 3: Set the option "IgnoreEDIDChecksum" for the display

I didn't even get into even trying or testing this yet as I would like to be able to connect different monitors later on.
REF: https://askubuntu.com/questions/834695/what-is-the-correct-way-to-force-a-permanent-monitor-resolution-change
More Detail REF: https://askubuntu.com/questions/689030/second-monitor-has-low-resolution/689046

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Thanks for the help: alynur, murraymint


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Hardware / Re: Vulkan for AMD R9 270/HD 7850
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:42:15 am »
Okay, for those who own the AMD R9 270 and below, the "radeon" driver does not work with Vulkan. It seems that you have to use the "amdgpu" to get it to work. For me, I have 6 older computers that I have the AMD HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 (1024SP) in so it had me a little stumped. I now have it working but I probably did a little overkill to get it to work. I may have to do some more testing and narrow it down. I guess that kind of happens for the newbs. To be honest, I think my first attempt to edit grub actually had me in a different file as it was blank.

First thing I did was reinstall PeppermintOS 10 Respin in order to get the fresh start. Second was to install Vulkan with the line at the very bottom.

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sudo apt install libvulkan1 mesa-vulkan-drivers vulkan-utils
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

 I then edited grub. I did not edit the /etc/boot/grub but the /default.

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sudo xed /etc/default/grub
This is the GRUB_ section that I now have.

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GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash modprobe.blacklist=radeon radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1 radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

I then updated grub with the following:

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sudo update-grub2
sudo update-grub

Reboot and viola...

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lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display'   now renders the following:
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   02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Radeon R9 270 1024SP
   Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
   Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

and I can use without an error
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vulkaninfo | less
If vulkaninfo is missing, make sure you run the following:
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sudo apt install libvulkan1 mesa-vulkan-drivers vulkan-utils
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

My reference for getting this to working was
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https://askubuntu.com/questions/927601/i-think-im-using-radeon-instead-of-amdgpu-how-do-i-change

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Hardware / Re: Vulkan for AMD R9 270/HD 7850
« on: May 17, 2020, 09:59:27 am »
Thanks so much for the search "easter egg" information. I am definitely putting that to use.

As for the installation of Vulkan with the R9 270/HD 7850, I am still hoping someone can help me on this. With the newer file system tree of PeppermintOS 10 Respin (I am suspecting it is that way with all new Ubuntu distros), the old instructions do not work. How can we force the kernel to use the "amdgpu" instead of the "radeon" driver and also enable the "si" and the "csi" tech.

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New Users / Re: Kingston A400 2.5" SSD Temps
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:06:04 pm »
Hello there cavy. Thanks for the information, but it seems there is some confusion. My reply to VinDSL explained it as he helped me understand the temperature sensor issue. The "Disks" GUI program reports SSD temperatures from a different sensor than the correct sensor. When you use the
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sudo hddtemp /dev/sd[abcd], you will see that the correct temps are reported for each of the drives listed from sda, sdb, sdc, sdd. There is where my temps were just fine. So it is not a temperature thing as I first thought. As for the SATA2 / SATA3, murrymint is definitely correct. They are interchangable and the differences will just be the max speed. A SATA2 device will get you SATA2 speeds no matter if it is on a SATA2 or SATA3 port. A SATA3 device will get you SATA3 speeds on the SATA3 port, but you will be limited to only SATA2 max speeds on a SATA2 port. The same goes for SATA1 ports. Yes, this is an old motherboard and that is exactly why I have it in the "closet" (which is really just under a table in my entry way as it is in the center of the house) as my NAS computer.

I also believe that Mr. murrymint is correct with the reset switch as being the culprit. The system is headless so I hit the reset button when I saw that NAS could not be seen. I figured a reboot would get it back. It wasn't until I put a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to it that I saw the message there was no operating system. This is when I started checking pieces and saw that the Operating System drive (the SSD in question) was no longer working. Yes, it is cheap, but it is a year old and still under warranty. I am going to just see what Kingston says with an RMA for it. :)


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Vulkan for AMD R9 270/HD 7850

Operating System: PeppermintOS 10 Respin

After installing Lutris, I get a message that Vulkan is not installed, so I start my misison to install Vulkan and DXVK for some gaming.

The first step was to install Vulkan. Since Vulkan supports both the AMD Radeon HD 7850 and the rebranded AMD Radeon R9 270, I did that by doing the following:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade
    sudo apt install libvulkan1 mesa-vulkan-drivers vulkan-utils

After this, you try the following to check your vulkan installation:
    vulkaninfo

And I now I am getting the famous "VK_ERROR_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" error. Digging around and it seems that the HD 7850/R9 270 is supposed to have "Southern Islands" and maybe "Sea Islands" enabled for Vulkan to work. So I followed the instructions on creating an /etc/modprobe.d/amdgpu.conf and inserting the following:

            options amdgpu si_support=1
            options amdgpu cik_support=1

The forum posts for that talked about the R9 270X only needing the "si" enabled to get Vulkan to work. I ended up trying both enabled/disabled, one enabled/disabled, and the other enabled/disabled. It seems that PeppermintOS 10 Respin has nothing to do with the /etc/modprobe.d/amdgpu.conf file. The other suggestions were to add a line to /etc/default/grub which does not work with PeppermintOS 10 Respin, I attempted to insert that line into the /etc/grub.d/40_custom instead. That line they wanted is:

        GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1 radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1"

Next, I found a post stating that the issue with the R9 270 and Vulkan is that you have to use the "amdgpu" driver and not the "radeon" driver. You can check to see which one you are running by typing the following terminal command:

    lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 

When I type that I get the following:

    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Radeon R9 270 1024SP
   Kernel driver in use: radeon
   Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

Their suggestion was to blacklist the "radeon" driver and it should automatically load the "amdgpu" driver. So I tried adding the "blacklist radeon" to the bottom of the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf by adding the following lines:
    # Blacklist "radeon" driver so that the "amdgpu" driver may be used for Vulkan
    blacklist radeon

Now my output is:

    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Radeon R9 270 1024SP
   Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu
    02:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Oland/Hainan/Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7000 Series]

And of course, I still get the "VK_ERROR_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" error even after doing the sudo apt update/upgrade..

Too bad you cannot specify a search through specific forums/subforums in the PeppermintOS or better yet in the specific version of PeppermintOS forum/subforms. :)

Anyway, I am posting in hopes that someone with specific PeppermintOS 10 Respin knowledge that already come across fixing this particular thing.

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New Users / Re: Kingston A400 2.5" SSD Temps
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:39:03 pm »
Both machines have the same hardware of Q9400, motherboard, 8GB DDR2-800, Quadro P400, Kingston AS400 SSD, and Seagate 2TB hard drive. All of the temps look fine but the Kingston SSDs. I am thinking they are repirting incorrectly. As to why the last Kingston SSD died, I have no clue. Right now, both machines are open and the SSDs are not even inside the computer case as I am just testing things.

I did use the hddtemp and it states that it is only 28C. So the "Assessment" in the "Disks" is reporting an incorrect temp.

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New Users / Kingston A400 2.5" SSD Temps {SOLVED}
« on: May 14, 2020, 06:42:00 pm »
I am running Peppermint OS 10 Respin on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L. After a month, my SSD just quit working. Repleced it and I tried to figure out why a new SSD would just quit working. I go to the "disks" with a new SSD install, I noticed the SSD was at 97 C.  I installed Peppermint OS 10 Respin on a similar system and it to shows that SSD at 98C. According to Kingston, the max temp should be 70C at most. Am I missing something?

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