Shutdown and other related issues.

Hey :slight_smile:
So, I’ve used Linux before (mostly Debian) and I know some about using Linux but I’m no expert, and this my first time trying this OS and KDE and it’s giving me a lot of trouble.
My first trouble was with the screen freezing and making me have to shutdown the computer by holding the power key, but I was able to fix that by changing the Intel HD rendering mode to uxa, now it doesn’t do that anymore but I have another issues I haven’t been able to fix.
The most annoying one is that I can’t shutdown the computer, or suspend it, and this is a laptop that I use mostly for college so I really use the suspend function a lot between classes. When I try to shutdown the computer it just goes to terminal, and asks me to log in, I can only shut it down by “sudo halt”, and when I try to suspend it, just leaves me at a black screen in which I’m able to move the cursor but can’t do nothing and have to hold the power button.
I also started having some screen flickering the last time I was using it.
Also a widget (I think they’re called Plasmoids?) that shows some graphs, sometimes shows the processor at more than 80%, while doing nothing, but I don’t know how reliable it is. I haven’t tried using other DE than KDE so it might be the problem but I’d actually want to keep it if possible.

My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad 100 15IBY 80MJ using Intel Celeron N2840 with Intel HD Graphics.

Thanks for your help, and forgive my awful English.

Please write a little bit more about your Lenovo 100-15IBY Laptop:

  • How much memory is installed?
  • What’s the size of the HDD? – 250 GB or 500 GB?
  • Have you replaced the HDD by an SSD or an SSHD?
  • Is it Dual-Boot? – If so, which Redmond Windows or Free-DOS is being dual-booted?
  • Have you used the openSUSE Leap 42.3 default partitioning? – Btrfs system partition and XFS user home partition?
  • Assuming a default openSUSE installation, how much disk space has been allocated for the Btrfs system partition?

[HR][/HR]Please be aware that, if a Btrfs system partition is being used, after the installation it needs some minutes (possibly 10 or 20) to properly initialise after the installation has been completed and the first system boot has happened.

In addition, after the first user login, KDE also needs a few minutes (may also be more than 10, depending on the amount of user files in the user’s home directories) to initialise the file-indexing.

It has 4 GB of RAM DDR3 at 1333. It only has an HDD of 500 GB, other disks, and right now only OpenSUSE installed, tho I want to install Windows too in dualboot.
I’m not using the default partitioning since it would take all my disk, this is the one I’m using:
OS partition (system, home, and everything), 200GB XFS.
Swap 8 GB.
/boot/efi 700 MiB FAT.
By the way, something I forgot to say, is that when I try to reboot, it actually acts like a shutdown, the computer turns off, but doesn’t come back on, but still after it turns off and I give it a long minute, I can’t turn it on again without holding down the power key first, and when I started the computer a few minutes ago, my screen resolution was changed to 640x480 from my 1366x768, without any reason.

Thanks again for your help.

Don’t know if XFS is a good idea for a system partition – I prefer to use ext4 for single partition Laptops – maybe someone else can report on their experiences with system partitions formatted with XFS.

Usually, on dual-boot systems with the Redmond OS as the “other” boot, the Windows has to be installed first and then the Linux.

I usually install Windows first but I was having problems with the UEFI because I wasn’t using GPT on my partition table so I just erased everything and installed opensuse. Still I don’t think it’s related to the problem since haven’t tried to install Windows yet. I’ll look about XFS but I selected it because I saw it in a couple tutorials that seemed to be realiable sources.

So, I’ve been reading about that, and it seems that xfs ins’t the best choice but still nothing indicates that it may be the cause.