I’m new to this forum, sorry for asking things that might have been answered before; however, no success with forum search.
I have taken the step from Windows (power user) to Linux 1/2 year ago, testing several distros like Linux Mint Cinnamon, Ubuntu, Linux Mint KDE, Kubuntu and now openSUSE Leap 42.2 with KDE desktop. openSUSE Leap to me currently is the most polished KDE implementation, plus several more positives like more technical orientation, detailed system management etc. However, I need to resolve a couple of issues before deciding to stick with Leap for a long-term installation.
Issue - maybe the Install/Boot/Login subforum isn’t exactly the right place to post this: The Leap/KDE system freezes at shutdown or reboot!!! The graphical (KDE) desktop just dims, then freezes. The only way known to me is pressing the power button off for a couple of seconds … ugly. The system even does not turn the desktop off anymore, nor does it go to the text mode tty thereafter. I DO just hope there is no loss of data on the SSD…
The Leap 42.2/KDE system is freshly installed on a Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8560w in UEFI boot mode with GRUB2. Here’s the inxi info:
inxi -Fxzw Resuming in non X mode: xdpyinfo not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends System: Host: susy422-et.suse Kernel: 4.4.57-18.3-default x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.5) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.6 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: openSUSE Leap 42.2 Machine: Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP EliteBook 8560w v: A0001C02 Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1631 v: KBC Version 01.3F UEFI: Hewlett-Packard v: 68SVD Ver. F.61 date: 05/25/2016 Battery BAT0: charge: 37.0 Wh 95.0% condition: 38.9/38.9 Wh (100%) model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Charging CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-2540M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10376 clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 806 MHz 2: 843 MHz 3: 1797 MHz 4: 859 MHz Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108GLM [Quadro 1000M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,nv,vesa) Resolution: 96x51 Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Card-2 Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.57-18.3-default Network: Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 5020 bus-ID: 00:19.0 IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 25:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (29.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 126G used: 8.7G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 ID-2: swap-1 size: 20.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured? Weather: Conditions: 52 F (11 C) - Overcast Wind: From the WSW at 12 MPH Time: April 21, 2:09 PM CEST (Europe/Berlin) Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 0:38 Memory: 885.9/15992.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.3.8
Thanks in advance for your help, which could be (1) a full solution to this, (2) some tips on how to gather information from log files on what went wrong, (3) some tips on whether one could get the system to shutdown after such a freeze without using the brutal power-off button.
Just this further remark: I want the UEFI multi-boot capabilities, since I have Linux Mint 18.1 CInnamon and WIndows 10 in parallel. The HP EliteBooks from the WIndows-7 era like my 8560w are still quite popular, but they are very stubborn regarding UEFI boot even with a BIOS/ROM update from May 2016. Yet, I managed to work around those boot problems.