Debian Multimedia :: Desktop Not Working After System Upgrade
Aug 23, 2015
Yesterday I upgraded the system with:
Code: Select allaptitude full-upgrade
And today when I booted it up again I found the desktop didn't work anymore. There's nothing on the desktop but the wallpaper, all icons have disappeared and I can't click or select anything. The top and bottom panels still work though.This is the list of packages I installed and upgraded according to /var/log/apt/history.log are:
I'm running Wheezy and just did an apt-get upgrade which installed linux-3.2.0-4-amd64, a bunch of php5 stuff and some qemu stuff. Now when I log into the desktop it starts loading and before it finishes I wind up with a screen full of text. The first line is usually "BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at <some address that varies>" but sometimes the first line is off the screen. None of KDE, Gnome or xfce work. Recovery mode to a shell prompt works fine. I did a net install of Wheezy on another disk and that runs just fine. I'd like to get my original disk working.
I just ran one of my weekly upgrades last night (I'm using sid with the 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem kernel). Now compositing no longer works with kde (4.4.5). When I click "resume compositing," I get a message saying "Compositing has been suspended by another application." I'm using the radeon driver. My middle mouse button also stopped working after the upgrade, i.e., I can't use it to copy and paste; can't open new tabs in any browser using the middle button. (The mouse works perfectly in my other two computers, both of which still have kde 3.5.10 installed.) None of these problems existed before last night's full-upgrade, so the upgrade definitely broke a few things, and I don't know how to fix them.
glxinfo | grep render says direct rendering is working. But when I run glxgears, I only get text output, without the animated gears. The results from 'glxinfo | grep -i opengl' say "OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880.", and Im guessing that Gallium is causing my compositing problem. Would this also explain why the middle click on my mouse no longer works? Does anyone know how I can get compositing working again, and my mouse?
I upgraded the distro (Strecht - Testing) and the result was almost the same mentioned by mittgreen, when I boot the system it fails to load the X, ending in the "oh no something has gone wrong" screen.Now, the only possible way to use the GUI is to start it manually by startx command. Reading the Xorg.log I saw a "No screens found" error.
I have installed the LXDE desktop on my Debian Testing setup (It also has XFCE desktop installed). On the LXDE desktop I am trying to increase the virtual desktops from 2 to 4 desktops but every time I right click on the desktop pager icon on the task bar and then click on Desktop Pager Setting (from the menu that appears), nothing happens I don't get any configuration window for the desktop pager. AM I missing something from my install of LXDE??
I upgraded from wheezy to jessie, but now I just boot to a console. I've gone through and made sure all packages are up to their latest versions, and I've made sure gnome, xorg, and xserver-xorg are reinstalled (during the upgrade they got uninstalled..).
Here's what happens when I run startx manually:
Code: Select allcharlie@asimov:~$ startx X.Org X Server 1.16.4 Release Date: 2014-12-20 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian
Note also that this whole time, gdm3 has been running:
I have used a quite obscure device called Cideko AK0b [URL] .... for quite some time now and it has worked perfectly for almost 2 years now, both in Wheezy and in Jessie. However since I made an dist-upgrade a while back the mouse has totally stopped working. The system works through wifi - strangely enough - but everything else works. Keyboard and gamepad buttons. The manufacture says the things doesn't work on linux and so far I have proved them wrong.
But now the mouse is just out right dead no matter what I do. Have looked into mouse autosuspend but no avail so far. My suspicion is systemd but that is as good as any guess.
This is my dmesg.
Code: Select allroot@cryptserv:/home/dencrypt# dmesg | grep Cideko [ 3.158099] usb 6-3: Manufacturer: Cideko Inc. [ 3.469194] input: Cideko Inc. AK08b Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.1/usb6/6-3/6-3:1.0/0003:20E8:5860.0001/input/input2 [ 3.469329] hid-generic 0003:20E8:5860.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Cideko Inc. AK08b Device] on usb-0000:00:12.1-3/input0
I've seen some desktop screengrabs which have included a transparent graphic (usually in the upper right corner of the screen) that displays current system information such as the hostname, kernel revision, CPU utilization, etc., that is constantly updated.Is that something that is available from Debian? I would like to install it to check it out, if it's available.
I recently upgrade my system from Jessie to Stretch, with no problem. A little later I upgrades Enlightenment from e17 to e20, and at some point shortly after that the second screen stopped working.
The nvidia X Server Settings correctly identifies both screens. But Enlightenment and xrandr does not see the second one at all. The second screen are on and the pointer moves correctly onto it, but no activity with left or right click. I have tried with the original xorg.conf, and generated a new one with nvidia-xconfig, but no difference. No obvious errors in any log-files either.
lisa@kitten:~$ sudo uname -a Linux kitten 4.3.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-2 (2015-12-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux
I've been trying to get hardware acceleration (Direct Rendering) working on my system without success. I'm not even sure if my card supports DR or not, my searchs haven't turned up a result for this question. I don't know if its the video card, nvidia packages or bad configurations. Any help with the diagnosis?
Well I guess the topic says it all. I've recently upgraded to Maverick from Lucid all went smoothly until i restarted and realized that the remote desktop server included stopped functioning all of a sudden. tried other vnc servers with no luck.
I just remotely updated my uncle's Ubuntu 10.10 desktop to 11.04. My uncle has no computer skills, so it is very important that I troubleshoot his problems using VNC. After completing the 11.04 upgrade, I was not able to connect to him via VNC. After some fiddling around I was able to connect by turning off the confirmation option in the Security section. We are now using the password security option. The problem is that my uncle does not have any security against my peering eyes.
I tried reinstalling Vinagre, but that didn't help. Is it possible to get the confirmation option working again somehow?
The desktop effects on my system stopped working. They were working fine up to a couple of days ago. Now it says I need to check my configuration for xorg. How do you do that?
Also this appears to have started after another user was using my system and crashed it. They said that it just shut-off with no explanation as to what happened.
lspci -v shows this
HTML Code: 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [Radeon Mobility 9100IGP] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff02 Flags: bus master, fast Back2Back, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 16
How do I get back to the systems default drivers?
I do NOT wish to have to reinstall F14 yet again because the system has been very stable since the last install.
I am going to upgrade from debian 5.0 to 6.0 today. I have backedup my home directory by copying it to a external harddrive. There is no other files placed anywhere except for the home directory. Is there anything else i should upgrade that everyone does? Like back up the programs i have installed?
the OS has a partition size of 20GB and the home directory has 9GB of that.
I've just upgraded to Squeeze from Lenny using the instructions found here URL... After completing the upgrade and re-booting the system informed me that "gnome.desktop is not installed" and throws me into XFCE. Googling suggested trying apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment which I did. On reboot I no longer get the "gnome-desktop is not installed", but the login still throws me into XFCE.How do I get my gnome desktop back?
It's time to retire my old Compaq Presario 5000 desktop (AMD Duron 900MHz, 768MB maxed out RAM, 20 GB hard drive, etc.).
I've been running Fedora on it since Core 4, and now on Fedora 12. The machine is old and slow, what can I say?
I'm looking to purchase a new barebones system and was wondering if anyone else has had experience and knowledge regarding a Fedora system for multimedia multitasking, such as video conversions, DVD authoring, DAW recording, etc.
I'm not sure what the best processor is for my needs, since I'm not sure which GNU/Linux software takes advantage of multi-core processors. I basically want to enjoy the advantages of a dual or even quad-core processor when recording, mixing, and mastering music recordings, and when performing video conversions and editing/DVD authoring. Do Linux apps like Ardour, Audacity, and various video editing apps take advantage and perform better/faster on a dual or quad-core processor? Am I just better off saving my money and sticking with a dual-core? I'm aware of the real-time, low-latency kernel patches, but I think a processor that takes advantage of multi-thread code, and some efficient DDR3 memory would help quite a bit, eh?
I'm wondering if anyone is having a similar problem as mine when running Hulu Desktop. The application starts fine, but when I try to select anything to watch, the green progress bar continually resets over and over again as it tries to buffer a video, and playback never starts as a result. This happens for low, medium, and high quality. Hulu Desktop was working perfectly fine a few months ago. I've always been running Ubuntu 9.10 (64-bit) with the latest 64-bit Flash pluggins, and didn't have a problem before. Running Hulu Desktop from the command line doesn't reveal any error messages either.
I just upgraded from 8.10 to 9.10 and now my sound doesn't work (note: I don't know if sound was working on 9.4, since I only ran that long enough to upgrade again) Sound was working just fine under 8.10, and I just tried booting up with a livecd I had handy, which is 8.04.1 and sound worked right off the bat, no problems.I've checked the volumes on everything, including the master volume which WAS initially set to 0.Sadly, turning that up did nothing.The Pulseaudio Volume Control app seems to think nothing's wrong- it's picking up the sound from various applications just fine, the volumes are all on, etc. (aplay lists my soundcard fine:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: VT1708B Analog [VT1708B Analog] Subdevices: 2/2
After upgrading to Lucid Lynx I can't get Gnomad2 to work with my Creative Zen X-Fi. I used to get it to work by running Gnomad2 as a super user, but now the program quits itself when trying to get the songs from the device claiming a segmentation fault.
Code: Device 0 (VID=041e and PID=4162) is a Creative ZEN X-Fi. Queried Creative ZEN X-Fi Segmentation fault
I updated my ubuntu today from 10.04.1 to 10.10 and my microphone stopped working. There is no connector option in the input tab to choose the microphone. I checked everything in alsamixer and still nothing. I had no problems in 10.04.1.
The problem i'm having is that my microphone stopped working after the upgrade to 10.10. Ubuntu doesn't seen any sort of input device any more, no line-in , no mic ( front as back ).Own on to the specs of my machine:It has a realtek ALC861-VD audio chip.2 mic jacks, 1 line-in , 2 out (front and back) and a coaxial port thing .The os is a upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and everything except this and my tv card sound works.I have pulse audio tools and alsa mixer ( although it broke during upgrade ) installed.alsa info is available upon request, so is any other info may you need it.
After running a dist-upgrade (from stable to testing) KDE stopped working, all I get (after login in with lightdm) are the modals you can see in the attachments . I do not think it is an X issue, because I can login using lightdm (and MATE is working fine).
I suspect this is because I had KDE installed before running the upgrade. The things I tried so far are:
- Runing "apt-get remove kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data" . Then "apt-get autoremove". I did it to remove every KDE related package, after that, I ran "aptitude purge '~c' " to clean all config files. And finally "apt-get install kde-standard" to get KDE again. - Removed .cache, .config and .kde folders. Also removed .lock files in .config folder, as I saw somewhere. - Looked for some log files, but I could not find anything (I don't even know where to look really )
This is almost a fresh debian install so I don't mind breaking things, but I would like to get KDE working.
Happens on Jessie AMD64 with mate, I can't go to a tty to kill mate system monitor, mouse stop working, keyboard stop working. I tried changing the theme, and now it freeze opening mate system monitor.