System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel [Solved]

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System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel [Solved]

Postby notzippy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 19:19

Hi

I am experiencing a complete lockup when booting the new linux 3.13.2 kernel. It is not consistent were it is failing at. The first boot I got to the login screen and then after logging it the system froze at the splash screen showing the HDD. The second reboot it locked up before displaying the log in screen. I used kernel-switcher to change the kernel. Have not had an issue upgrading the kernel until now. Any thoughts on troubleshooting this ?
Available OpenGL implementations:
[1] nvidia
[2] xorg-x11 *

Basic information (inxi -b)
System: Host: zippy1 Kernel: 3.12.0-sabayon x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE 4.12.2 Distro: Sabayon Linux amd64 14.03
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 version: Rev 1.xx serial: 130107589502712
Bios: American Megatrends version: 1708 date: 04/10/2013
CPU: Octa core AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (-MCP-) clocked at 1400.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD 4870]
X.org: 1.14.5 drivers: ati,radeon tty size: 225x22 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
Drives: HDD Total Size: 4640.9GB (55.0% used)
Info: Processes: 268 Uptime: 1:31 Memory: 4574.2/11917.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.18


thanks
Nz
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Re: System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel

Postby eor2004 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:00

I don't know if you knew that now you can upgrade kernel using rigo, you don't have to use kernel switcher anymore. Please go to the main page of Sabayon https://www.sabayon.org/ and read the post Lxnay made about sabayon 14.01 release, you will find very useful info there!

Lxnay wrote:

LTSI Linux Kernels, 3.4, 3.10 now offered

We are now tracking the 3.4 and 3.10 Long Term Stable Linux kernels, offering (almost) same-day updates to them. If you are using Sabayon in a server environment, you surely welcome this. However, if you're using Sabayon on your laptop, desktop workstation, switching between kernels or just moving to a new version has become a no-brainer operation through Rigo: just go to the preferences menu, select the kernel menu (LTS and regular kernels are listed in separate menus), pick a kernel and click "Install". Rigo will take care of updating external modules in a reliable and safe way on your behalf.


The way I see it, you have two options:
1. Try to boot with older kernel, if you did not removed it of course.
2. Try to install older kernel that worked with your computer, in case you have removed it, if you can go to terminal mode and use equo search kernel to see available kernels and then use equo install kernel of your choice, hope it help! :wink:
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Re: System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel

Postby notzippy » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:51

Hi

Thanks for the reply, I had tried updating the kernel using rigo before and it failed. So I removed the kernel and tried using kernel-switcher (which had worked flawlessly for me up until now). Both times during the boot process the system froze. So I am thinking there must be an incompatible config somewhere...

I am up and running 3.12 I just select the older kernel using grub2 at boot.

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Re: System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel

Postby dunsurfin » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:04

I noticed that you don't have ati as an available opengl implementation yet you have a radeon card. Could that be the problem with 3.13.2?
Of course the possible problem with using rigo for changing kernel is that you can't use it if you're stuck without a GUI. I've just used kernel-switcher to install 3.13.2 with no problems but my system is very different to yours.
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Re: System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel

Postby lxnay » Wed Feb 26, 2014 15:27

I've observed system lockups with kernel 3.13.2 that got fixed by upgrading to 3.13.3+ or downgrading to 3.12.x.
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Re: System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel

Postby notzippy » Wed Feb 26, 2014 17:22

Ok, thanks for the replies I will wait for 3.13.3 to hit the mainline.

I am pretty much lost when it comes to video drivers. I had the ATI propitiatory driver originally and then when that was removed the recommendation was to use the xorg. It is working good well as is but I thought it could have something to do with the lock-ups so I included it

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Re: System lockup on linux 3.13.2 kernel [Solved]

Postby dunsurfin » Wed Feb 26, 2014 17:45

Having read lxnay's reply I had a look and added sabayonlinux.org to my repositories and will be trying 3.13.3 to see if it helps with the graphics and sound niggles that have appeared over the last 2 weeks.
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