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Re: Bug report (ASUS M2NPV/VM: Garbled screen instead of GUI)

On Monday 04 April 2016 05:01:57 Manfred wrote:

> >If you are unable to determine which package your bug report should
> > be filed against, please send e-mail to the Debian user mailing list
> > asking for advice.
> Ok, so I'm asking for advice, since Debian doesn't even boot
> correctly.
> Besides that, my bug report would be as follows:
> Package: ???
> Version: 8.3.0-live ?
> No GUI when booting debian-live-8.3.0-i386-gnome-desktop.iso as well
> as debian-live-8.3.0-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso.
> Instead of the GUI (desktop etc.) only a garbled screen: Sometimes
> black with only a mouse pointer, sometimes yellow and green horizontal
> blocks or other weird patterns. The system mostly hangs after a couple
> of mouse clicks.
> ASUS motherboard M2NPV/VM with on-board NVIDIA GeForce 6150 graphics,
> 3GB RAM, Athlon X2 240e.

Do you know what "family" that Athlon is?  It should be listed as the 
machine is booting if you get rid of the quiet and splash keywords in 
the grub command line by using the grub editor.

Family 15 and earlier have no microcode update capability, and family 15 
in particular has an unfixable halt bug.

I just recycled just such a quite well built and performing machine 
because it froze at random times while running potentially dangerous 
machinery via a CNC program.  An off-lease, no HD Dell 745 took that 
machines hard drive, booted from it, and except for what I consider to 
be a huge bug in udev that destroys networking, fired right up and ran 
the machine and gives me power fail to power fail uptimes.

Family 16, "hex" 10 and up can be patched on the bootup with microcode.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

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