Started in frustration with Windows 10 leaving my old Dell laptop in an unusable condition with poor video etc. Linux Mint solved that. Then experimented on another old laptop with lots of distros and then virtualbox allowed me to try arch based distros. I did a few arch installs from scratch. Eventually Antergos Gnome seemed to be the one that really clicked. The rolling release has its moments of confusion, but with problems comes learning and experience.
[[email protected] boot]$ lsblk -fm
NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT SIZE OWNER GROUP MODE
squash /run/archi 1.8G root disk brw-rw----
sda 931.5G root disk brw-rw----
│ ext4 AntergosBoot
│ 90f972da-2fd4-4439-a4b5-043679179a95 255M root disk brw-rw----
│ ext4 AntergosRoot
│ 9f7ab6ff-dacd-4923-9f2c-3f6cffa875f7 /mnt 925.4G root disk brw-rw----
│ 1K root disk brw-rw----
73250729-6e7f-4950-8c64-481c940cd290 5.9G root disk brw-rw----
sdc iso966 ANTERGOS
│ 2018-02-02-21-16-22-00 7.3G root disk brw-rw----
│ iso966 ANTERGOS
│ 2018-02-02-21-16-22-00 /run/archi 1.9G root disk brw-rw----
3AF2-9D6B 64M root disk brw-rw----
sr0 1024M root optic brw-rw----
@manuel I can only post after a 5 minute wait…
I think I went down the rabbit hole again with the last post. When I’m in /mnt I must remember to not do something like cd /boot because then I’m back to the live disk and giving you duff info.
So, being really careful now.
ls shows nothing - boot on my hard disk is empty
I was really close to getting it right…
wanted the big disk at /sda/sda2
sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
then I went wrong by cd /home instead of cd home
so I am in the right place I think, and I have
less /boot/grub/grub.cfg open and lloking at line starting:
menuentry and about 10 lines down there’s a line starting:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=ad4…
Rebooted Antergos with Gnome after update. Just wanted a fresh start.
First time for this part of my education, so here goes:
error message as above then:
kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init exitcode=0x0007e00
end kernel panic
I can supply call trace lines etc but reading about problems similar might point to grub.
I tried booting with usb containing antergos 18.2 live disk and that booted up fine into live.
its a lenovo z710 ideapad bought in 2014.
I tried to put my theory into practice by removing light locker and screen saver from startup applications, and in light locker settings set screensaver to never and enable light locker to off, plus in power settings automatic suspend off.
About 3 hours later and the system is still running.
I may have a workaround.
If anyone can give me hints and tips I can try to diagnose further.
@joekamprad thanks for those, will look into them.
After I booted up OK, I used the system for about 2 hours, as I have never seen the system go down, only the blank screen that’s left after whatever event takes place. But in that time the system worked perfectly.
I have a theory that something has changed recently in the way the system goes to sleep.
I have an old Thinkpad R61 running Antergos, which after a reboot this morning now goes to sleep (the moon symbol shows above the keyboard) which it has never done before, and when the power button is briefly pressed the system comes back to live but in doing so a blank screen shows with a cursor in the top left.
I eventually left the lenovo after it had worked perfectly for 2 hours, then went back after 30 minutes or so and the problem had happened - blank screen.
I suspect that something is going wrong with either going into sleep or suspended mode or whatever it is called, or coming out of it. Can you give me any info on how to diagnose this or how to prevent the system going into sleep mode or does this ring any bells on what is going wrong?
Here’s an inxi -G:
Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915
Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 840M] driver: nouveau v: kernel
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6) driver: modesetting
unloaded: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile v: 4.5 Mesa 17.3.7
It’s a lenovo ideapad Z710 laptop with 12MB memory. Have been running Antergos on it for at least 6 months as replacement for Windows 10 very successfully. This has been going on for about 3 weeks but this is the first chance to try to get it sorted.
Running Linux 4.15.13-1-ARCH and same thing happens with the LTS version. Haven’t changed the hardware, so my theory is that something has come through in terms of a change which has not been handled well by this combination of hardware.
System seems to boot normally, then Chromium browser works fine, terminal works fine, all updates working do fully up to date.
Then after a period of time perhaps half an hour to an hour but always when I’m not there, I’ll come back and there’s the blank screen, no error messages, and a horizontal underline cursor in the top left corner.