Installing openSUSE 13.2 on a Lenovo Ideapad 100 (Intel i3, Intel HD graphics) was no problem, yet when running it major problems arose.
The first thing I noticed on booting are two errors concerning some ACPI objects not found (I will post the exact messages later on).
Then, a really peculiar thing happens, still during the first stages of booting: the light of the camera turns on! This is then persistent even when rebooting.
The camera, an EasyCamera is recognized but is not working properly. Running skype with video makes KDE/X unusable (stops responding properly). kwin --replace did not help to fix this, only killing the X server via CTRL+ALT+Backspace,Backspace, but sometimes even after that there are some graphical artifacts, e.g. the icons which fade in during the startup of the KDE session are screwed up.
Cheese indeed makes a picture (snapshot) but video output seems kind of broken. After closing cheese, the camera light goes out.
Another horrible thing happened, but I could not reproduce this: the laptop was left unattended for some time, then all of a sudden its PC speaker started beeping continuously (beep-beep-beep…). When I turned the laptop off via a short press on the hardware switch, it stopped but after turning it on again, it started beeping again. Only pushing the hardware switch for several seconds and then rebooting fixed this.
I really fear this is a kernel issue.
So I have several questions:
- Has anyone of you experienced something like this?
- Does anyone know how to fix this?
- Is it possible to install the latest kernel 4.4.1 on openSUSE 13.2 and if so, how? (should I open a separate thread for this question?)
Thanks in advance for any help/insight on this issue!
The very first two lines issued after selecting the grub entry are:
dmar: Failed to find handle for ACPI object: \_SB.PCI0.SDMA
dmar: Failed to find handle for ACPI object: \_SB.PCI0.SDHC
As for the hardware:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev e3)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev e3)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev e3)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 08)
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
and lsusb gives:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8001 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0bda:b728 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 13d3:5744 IMC Networks
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
The beeping sounds like it is a hardware issue, perhaps overheating.
Meanwhile, I’ve done a distribution upgrade to Leap 42.1 (and installed Plasma 5.5 to get rid of the most annoying KDE bugs (o;). The ACPI messages at booting are still there, and the camera light is still switched on at boot time but the camera now works in Skype without making the X server unusable. Yesterday I couldn’t get it to work in Cheese, but maybe I can figure this out today.
Anyway, I’ll be watching how the Laptop behaves now in Leap but I’m cautiously optimistic.
Check that your memory sticks are properly seated (unplug, plug back in & make sure they are fully seated). Check that the fan is running and that the air passages are clean. Check that the cpu is snug (do not unseat it to find out, otherwise you may need to clean it and apply heatsink paste, and that needs to be done in a precise manner). Check that all cables and connections are tight and clean.