Hi I am Rupesh from India and I have Toshiba satellite c55 b894 laptop and I have installed opensuse leap 42.3 10 days back. first one week it worked fine and from the past 3 days it is not working.
When I boot into the system and work for 10 minutes and suppose I copy files from USB drive to the home directory first two minutes it shows files are copying and after that when I try to move the mouse it will not move and after that the system displays the login screen ie., gdm and when I login the previous work will disappear like I can’t see files copying status etc.,.
Please suggest how to make work the system properly.
I thought to install only minimal packages on my system. According to you must install KDE desktop which takes upto 2 GB of hard-disk space. During the installation of Linux I created root partition with less space.
May I know why the system crashes. Upon troubleshooting can we fix the problem. I am ready to provide information about what you ask related to troubleshooting.
I may or may not be having a similar experience.
My signature line (desktop, below) is current for the moment but KF5 does change things a lot.
I am KDE and have found in the past month or so that Plasma5 is infrequently crashing, but leaves currently open windows functional.
I just can’t launch anything new via a GUI launcher because the background goes black.
My solution is to Alt-Ctl-Backspace to kill the GUI session and return to the Greeter screen and re-login.
I have been watching for others who may be experiencing this, I frankly am unsure what diagnostics to add to a post on the topic.
Leap 42.3 Plasma 5 has been reasonably stable here for the past month or so – apart from a couple of “PIM” and “Info Center” segment faults which I’ve reported to the KDE folks. Things like Digikam execute flawlessly …
Rendering: OpenGL 3.1; Scaling Method: Exact.
Lenovo G505s Laptop with AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon™ dual Aruba and Richland Graphics – standard Radeon driver (the one included with the default kernel).
May I suggest that we first try to be sure about e=what the OP (rupesh) is using. He says he has only “minimal install”, not KDE. Please Rupesh explain better what you use (for me minimal is no GUI at all, but you may mean minimal X).
And to the others, please do not come with solutions for environments the OP may not have. That is confusing IMHO.
I have installed opensuse leap with gnome and x Windows system. I have not installed any other graphics driver version other than provided by opensuse installation media. My laptop is Toshiba satellite c55 b894 and it has amd radeon graphics. Previously I have made some changes regarding lock screen and I think this may be causing problems.
Unfortunately, the current Linux situation with AMD Dual-Graphics is, to use only the graphics interface the Linux Kernel chooses.
In other words, the AMD Radeon driver has to be black-listed:The current ‘/etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf’ shipping with openSUSE Leap has, conveniently, the last line “# blacklist radeon” – remove the comment character, reboot, done.
Yes, yes, the Blacklist comment for the last line indicates that the “blacklist radeon” entry is meant for use by systems with the latest AMD graphics APUs – but, it’s also usable for systems with mixed-manufacturer Dual-Graphics for the case where, the Linux Kernel prefers to use the non-AMD graphics hardware.
If you mean a “clean re-install” then the general rule is:
If, many, many, changes have been made and/or tried and, the changes were never exactly documented and, many Linux versions have been installed without reformatting the system partition(s), then, yes – a “clean re-install” using freshly formatted (empty) system partitions – including the UEFI partition – is a valid method to resolve issues where Linux refuses to behave correctly on an given hardware instance.
It seems that, there’s a rather ancient ‘/etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf’ file on the system – the file on this Leap 42.2 system contains:
If the 2 lines for Southern Islands (SI) and Sea Islands (CIK) support are missing from the file then, it’s definitely not the file delivered with openSUSE Leap.
Simply add “blacklist radeon” to the bottom of the file and then reboot the system – or, perform a “clean re-install” and remove the comment character from the “blacklist radeon” line – the line with “Enable Southern Islands (SI) and Sea Islands (CIK) support.” is a comment line and needs, therefore, to remain as a comment . . .