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    linux locks on boot


    hi , im new to this forum. i am having issues with my new toshiba laptop l850d with amd a8 quad core and radeon graphics. this is a 64 bit system.


    i bought it with windows 8 already installed and absolutely hated it. maybe cause i have been a die hard linux fan for years now. but after getting this new computer i cant be so sure. i have tried every version of linux that i can think of.

    ubuntu 12.04
    ubuntu 13.04
    and all varients

    linux mint 13, 14, and 15

    fedora gnome 18

    and all are doing the exact same thing. locks up every second time on boot. sometimes everytime on boot. other times i can get 2 - 3 times without locking. this is extremely annoying and unneccesary.

    i have even tried updating kernels with very little success.

    please help. i have been at this for 2 months now. and am starting to think i should go back to windows 8 cause it actually ran sort of proper, i should say it booted without locking up. other than that it was complete garbage.

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    Is Legacy boot enabled in bios and have you tried booting into safe graphics mode?

    I guess so.

    and all are doing the exact same thing. locks up every second time on boot. sometimes everytime on boot. other times i can get 2 - 3 times without locking. this is extremely annoying and unneccesary.
    Is this after a install or running live?

    and radeon graphics
    covers a lot of turf. Need exact specs and more info for members to help.

    Code:
    xvidtune -show
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    glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"
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    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "dri" | grep -v -i "driver"
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     lspci -nnn -k
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    You might not want to hear it, but generally with intermittent boot issues I will start by testing the hardware. Try memtest and any old hard drive testing utility you like (seatools, wd diagnostics, built in BIOS HD test, etc.). It's not a definite solution, but a good place to start. Bad hard drives can cause all sorts of boot issues, even with live CDs, so rule that out first.

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    If you have a Knoppix CD/DVD , say Knoppix-6.x then boot it typing fb1280x720 at the boot: prompt. You may get some insight.

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    how do u boot in legacy?? i only turned off secure boot.

    where do i find safe graphics mode? i have looked threw the bios and have found nothing like that.

    i will try and get more info on the exact specs later on. been really busy lately so havent had much time to mess with the computer, had a huge wind storm here lots of damage.

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    Oh! This year is particularly bad, too many places all ove rthe world having to suffer floods, draughts, heat and cold far beyond normal! Whenever you find time diagnosing with Knoppix-CD/DVD using options like these ( called cheat codes by them ) could be very useful.

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    how do u boot in legacy?? i only turned off secure boot.
    Usually there is an option to disable secure boot and another option to enable legacy boot. Safe graphics should be available on the boot menu as the second or third item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    Usually there is an option to disable secure boot and another option to enable legacy boot. Safe graphics should be available on the boot menu as the second or third item.
    I mean you have to confirm it is a problem with BIOS settings at all!

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    heres a readout of the cammands u have posted.

    [root@localhost John]# xvidtune -show
    bash: xvidtune: command not found
    [root@localhost John]# glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"
    direct rendering: Yes
    [root@localhost John]# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "dri" | grep -v -i "driver"
    [ 22.755] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
    [ 22.762] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
    [ 22.762] Initializing built-in extension DRI2
    [ 22.763] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    [ 22.763] (II) Module "dri2" already built-in
    [ 23.123] (II) Loading sub module "dri2"
    [ 23.123] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    [ 23.123] (II) Module "dri2" already built-in
    [ 23.340] (II) RADEON(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
    [ 27.545] (II) GLX: Initialized DRI2 GL provider for screen 0
    [ 28.005] (II) config/udev: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
    [root@localhost John]# lspci -nnn -k
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Complex [1022:1410]
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Complex [1022:1410]
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7640G] [1002:9903]
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    00:01.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller [1002:9902]
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller [1002:9902]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port [1022:1414]
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port [1022:1417]
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:10.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller [1022:7812] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb37]
    Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    00:10.1 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller [1022:7812] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb37]
    Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1022:7801]
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:12.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller [1022:7807] (rev 11)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:12.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller [1022:7808] (rev 11)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller [1022:7807] (rev 11)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller [1022:7808] (rev 11)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller [1022:780b] (rev 14)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller [1022:780d] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb36]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge [1022:780e] (rev 11)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge [1022:780f] (rev 40)
    00:14.5 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller [1022:7809] (rev 11)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb34]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 0 [1022:1400]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 1 [1022:1401]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 2 [1022:1402]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 3 [1022:1403]
    Kernel driver in use: k10temp
    00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 4 [1022:1404]
    00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 5 [1022:1405]
    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8211]
    Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb37]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    [root@localhost John]#

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    just did a fresh install of fedora 18kde and it installed fine with no issues. i was using it for a couple hours and it was great until i had to reboot than it locked on login menu. after i rebooted it worked good again. i am also using an ext4 swap partition could this be causing this. it is the first time i have tried using it and it just seems strange that im having all these problems.

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