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Snapshot gives flashing _ top left [solved]

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Eadwine Rose
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Snapshot gives flashing _ top left [solved]

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:48 am

Just tried the snapshot feature for the first time. The old rig would choke up on creating one, but this one made it through and created the iso.

Compared the md5sum of the iso to the md5sum text (which is likely a bit stupid, but yeah haha), then booted the USB and had it check the md5sum in there, all files passed.

Things went and booted fine, even the module I added yesterday was in the boot screen. It was a success.. all the way until it had to load the login screen (I think!). I was greeted with the black screen and blinking cursor in the top left.

I hit ctrl alt f1 to end up down here as shown, and logged in there, tried to startx, but was greeted with this:
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I am one of those nvidia users who removes the xorg.conf file because it creates issues. Apparently the snapshot really wants to have one? That is at least what I understand with my simpleton understanding of what I am seeing on the screen there?

Could be something totally different though.
I have no idea how to pull up the info it says it puts in that log. I think I can navigate to it, but don't know how to show it on the screen, let me put it that way.


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System:    Host: eadwineMX18.3 Kernel: 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum May 26  2019 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF B450-PLUS GAMING v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0604 date: 12/08/2018 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech MX Ergo Multi-Device Trackball charge: Full 
           status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ rev: 2 
           L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 102191 
           Speed: 1396 MHz min/max: 1550/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1396 2: 1375 3: 1481 
           4: 1541 5: 1550 6: 1546 7: 1547 8: 1540 9: 1414 10: 1468 11: 1545 12: 1544 13: 1428 
           14: 1473 15: 1378 16: 1382 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia 
           v: 390.116 bus ID: 08:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: nvidia 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Conexant Systems CX23887/8 PCIe Broadcast Audio and Video Decoder with 3D 
           Comb 
           vendor: Hauppauge works driver: cx23885 v: 0.0.4 bus ID: 07:00.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.1 
           Device-3: AMD vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 0a:00.3 
           Device-4: Logitech QuickCam E 3500 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo 
           bus ID: 3-1:2 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-5-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: mt7601u bus ID: 1-2:2 
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.83 TiB used: 95.03 GiB (5.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Seagate model: BUP Slim RD size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-5: /dev/sde vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-6: /dev/sdf type: USB vendor: Generic model: STORAGE size: 7.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 57.42 GiB used: 8.08 GiB (14.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-2: /home size: 162.39 GiB used: 8.46 GiB (5.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 7.81 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.8 C mobo: 30.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 36 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 767 fan-2: 771 fan-3: 0 fan-6: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 25% 
           Voltages: 12v: N/A 5v: N/A 3.3v: 3.36 vbat: 3.27 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch/ stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/keeper.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://keepersecurity.com/desktop_electron/Linux/repo/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/megasync.list 
           1: deb https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/Debian_9.0/ ./
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb http://nl.mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/slack.list 
           1: deb https://packagecloud.io/slacktechnologies/slack/debian/ jessie main
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/slacktechnologies_slack.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list 
           1: deb http://repository.spotify.com/ stable non-free
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
Info:      Processes: 340 Uptime: 11m Memory: 31.41 GiB used: 2.54 GiB (8.1%) Init: SysVinit 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33 
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MX-18.3_x64 May 26 2019 * 4.19.0-5-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700
Asus TUF B450-Plus Gaming UEFI * Asus GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia 390.116 * 2x16Gb DDR4 2666 Kingston HyperX Predator
Samsung 860EVO * Samsung S24D330 & P2250 * HP Envy5030

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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:37 am

Since you have nvidia graphics, do you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf ? You might try removing/excluding it.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:43 am

As said in the post above: I don't have it on the installed system because it gives me issues, first thing I do is remove it. The snapshot was made without it present.



Apologies, I mistakenly edited your post DO. *mutter* One of those days I guess ;)
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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:10 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:43 am
As said in the post above: I don't have it on the installed system because it gives me issues, first thing I do is remove it. The snapshot was made without it present.



Apologies, I mistakenly edited your post DO. *mutter* One of those days I guess ;)
missed that.

one other item...it looks like the live system may be trying to load the nouveau driver. which would be weird if its blacklisted. I would try the failsafe option and see if you at least get to X.

the /var/log/live/initrd.log (I think that's the name, working from memory) may be helpful here.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18
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FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:01 am

Click the image to go larger, then click again to go even larger. Content of the initrd.log file
Still gave the blinking cursor in the top left, even on failsafe.

I have NO idea how else to make this available to you, so.. sorry for the inconvenience.


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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:02 am

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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:15 am

can you boot with blacklist=nouveau as a boot code?
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:36 am

Nope, that didn't work either using failsafe.


I tried the 1024x768 option, added the blacklist line, nope.

Then I figured.. what the heck.. let's do rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf on the liveusb.

Did that. Exit. Startx. And I am now looking at my desktop using the live USB.


There is NO xorg.conf file present on my install, however the snapshot apparently did create one, which made things go wonky.


One thing I also notice is no install file on the desktop (is that still supposed to be there? it was in the snapshot youtube video), there is a folder: Live-usb-storage, which is empty.
MX-18.3_x64 May 26 2019 * 4.19.0-5-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700
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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:39 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:36 am
Nope, that didn't work either using failsafe.


I tried the 1024x768 option, added the blacklist line, nope.

Then I figured.. what the heck.. let's do rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf on the liveusb.

Did that. Exit. Startx. And I am now looking at my desktop using the live USB.


There is NO xorg.conf file present on my install, however the snapshot apparently did create one, which made things go wonky.


One thing I also notice is no install file on the desktop (is that still supposed to be there? it was in the snapshot youtube video), there is a folder: Live-usb-storage, which is empty.
You always have the darnedest issues!

the installer entry won't be there if you create a "personal" snapshot.

its possible the live system created an xorg.conf...it would be good to see it if so. If an xorg.conf isn't present on the host system, then snapshot won't make it. but the live system might...don't know.

the live-storage folder can be deleted. its auto created by the live system, but apparently gets copied to the host system.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18
lenovo s21e - MX-18, antiX-17.3.1 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Snapshot gives flashing _ top left

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:41 am

Tried again using normal boot, no parameters added.

Blinking cursor, ctrl alt f1, log in, switch to root, remove xorg.conf, exit and startx.

Works, again on my desktop.



Yeah I DO run into the darndest things huh!

Lemme try and get the content of that xorg.conf file for you.
MX-18.3_x64 May 26 2019 * 4.19.0-5-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700
Asus TUF B450-Plus Gaming UEFI * Asus GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia 390.116 * 2x16Gb DDR4 2666 Kingston HyperX Predator
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