Re: Oh no something has gone wrong! after reinstalling Debian and Gnome.
Thanks a lot Felix and Micheal.
I will follow your advice, and for the first time ever, use Debian
Testing. I guess when Stretch is released I will be able to install
that, correct? So I will be able to go back to using a stable release
right? I'm really afraid of testing, the whole reason I like Debian is
for its stability, but using stable would require me to install various
packages from backports maybe?? I did try installing that newer kernel,
that didn't work.
thanks a lot,
On Sun, May 21, 2017, at 10:55 PM, Michael Milliman wrote:
> On 05/21/2017 07:24 PM, Anil Duggirala wrote:
> > Thanks everyone for your responses. I did not expect such quick and full
> > response. I also really don't believe it has anything to do with
> > partitioning (Debian deleted the partitions and created exactly
> > corresponding partitions with guided partitioning).
> > More info: When I installed initially with LXDE, I had horrible graphics
> > and no touchpad, upon installing the Linux-image from backports (4.9),
> > these problems were resolved. I have tried installing Linux-image 4.9
> > from backports (using the command line) now again, the problem persists.
> > However, in the debian-laptop users list, I guy who said he has the
> > exact same laptop (Asus X441SA) said he is running Gnome-Classic
> > (Gnome), I have tried asking him if he got this problem but have
> > received no response from him.
> > All commands outputs here are in a new installation (I have installed 3
> > times now), with the regular kernel (3.16)
> > Outputs:
> > inxi commands say 'command not found'
> > lspci .... :
> > 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Device
> > [8086:22b1] (rev 35)
> > Subsystem: ASUSTek Computer Inc. Device [1043:1290]
> > 00:0b.0 Signa processing controller : Intel Corporation Device
> > [8086:22dc] (rev 35)
> > Subsystem: ASUSTek Computer Inc. Device [1043:1290]
> > 00:13.0 SATA Controller : Intel Corporation Device [8086:22a3]
> > (rev 35)
> > I have pasted Xorg log at https://paste.debian.net/933539
> > Should I just try Mate or XFCE?? is it possible that works?
> > thanks a lot,
> Sorry about the side conversation on partitioning. Clearly your problem
> is not the partitioning scheme. As Felix found, the key information in
> lspci output is the device id (8086:22b1) for your graphics controller
> is not supported in the stable distribution of Debian. It is, however,
> supported in the Stretch distribution. I am running Stretch currently,
> and it is a good working distribution, with the vast majority of major
> bugs already worked out of it. You should be able to run Stretch
> without problems. I concur with Felix, install Stretch and enjoy :)
> > On Sun, May 21, 2017, at 03:57 PM, Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> >> On 05/21/2017 12:52 PM, Michael Milliman wrote:
> >>> On 05/21/2017 12:23 PM, Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> >>>>> However, the OP's post does not mention anything of this nature. The OP
> >>>>> deleted the existing Debian partition(s) leaving the existing Windows
> >>>>> partition(s) alone. No mention was made of the ordering of the
> >>>>> partitions on the drive. The OP then re-installed Debian with the
> >>>>> Debian installer, effectively starting from scratch with Debian.
> >>>>> Everything seems to work, except GNOME is crashing on boot. There are
> >>>>> several things that can cause this, and I have caused some of them on my
> >>>>> system before, however the fact that this is a fresh install limits the
> >>>>> possible causes, the most likely of them being a missing (non-free?)
> >>>>> video driver or some such required by GNOME to run properly. The way
> >>>>> the OP went about scrapping and re-installing the Debian system is valid
> >>>>> and should not have caused a problem under normal circumstances. Hence
> >>>>> the suspicion of a missing driver (again probably non-free, and likely
> >>>>> Radeon as well...I've had similar issues with my laptop).
> >>>> I have a Lenovo laptop with the problem you describe and it's a
> >>>> kernel/video/plasma problem, works fine with the old Sid 4.7 kernel but
> >>>> not with the 4.9, first boot is ok, on restart you will not get the DM
> >>>> or x and may freeze up. Sometimes switching back and forth on the
> >>>> consoles will get you x, alt+ctrl+F2-F1-F3-F7. Jessie back-ports are
> >>>> also 4.9 and don't work right too. The problem here is an
> >>>> Intel-965-mobile, I'm going to install the Jessie kernel and see if that
> >>>> works or maybe a Ubuntu kernel, I think they are 4.4 and 4.8, I know the
> >>>> 4.4 will work, for me anyways, but I have to do something cause the 4.7
> >>>> kernel is old now and not getting security updates.
> >>> Hey, its better than the 3.16 kernel I was stuck with for a long time up
> >>> until just a couple of months. :) In my case, laptop would boot, but
> >>> the screen would be completely blanked out. If I caught the boot
> >>> process at just the right time with a alt+ctl+F1, I could get it to
> >>> finish booting, if I missed the window, it was power-off, power-on!! :(
> >>> The first-boot on 3.16 would do usually boot into software emulation
> >>> mode, and then I installed the Radeon drivers, and everything was OK. I
> >>> have 4.9 running now and working fine. Video drivers and wifi drivers
> >>> have been my bane for many a year!
> >> I had to remove all Debian firmware and installed linux-image-generic
> >> and linux-headers-generic and Ubuntu's firmware-linux, but now it's
> >> running 4.4.0-21-generic, it's booting fine and I can get updates too.
> >> So this kernel problem I've had for more than a year is fixed, I was
> >> going to wait for Stretch to go final but I've waited long enough. This
> >> was on two systems Sid/Testing and Stretch. The version I'm using is
> >> Ubuntu 16.04, just in case the OP wants to try it, I used Synaptic to do
> >> the work and pinned the Debian release so not to pickup any other Ubuntu
> >> packages not needed and I was able to rid more than 800Mb of Debian
> >> kernel's on each system.
> >> --
> >> Jimmy Johnson
> >> Debian Sid/Testing - Plasma 5.8.6 - EXT4 at sda15
> >> Registered Linux User #380263
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