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Postby arianpranav » 2020-07-30 19:23

My Dell Inspiron with 10th Generation Intel Core i3-10100 with1 TB HDD and 256 GB SAMSUNG EVO SSD is stuck at : Started GNOME Display Manager, after Debian net install. Earlier there were disk listing issues while installation which have bee fixed by changing the RAID to AHCI via BIOS settings. Wireless is Intel 3165 for which i am yet to find the driver, i hope with update after sudo apt-add-repository non-free i would get this sorted.

Please guide how can i debug and fix UI not coming up issue. The machine is dual boot with windows working fine via SSD and Debian is installed in a partition over HDD. Some blogs says wayland is issue, few suggest 1TB HDD is not supported so i am not sure how to proceed. The graphics is default : Intel UHD Graphics 630. Can this be fixed with install and re-install of xdm vs lightdm ?

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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby eriefisher » 2020-07-30 21:46

If you switch tty (ctl-alt-F7) is the login there?

Have you checked any logs?
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby arianpranav » 2020-07-31 05:05

eriefisher wrote:If you switch tty (ctl-alt-F7) is the login there?
Have you checked any logs?


Yes i am able to SSH from other PC and also in recovery mode i am able to login and update packages.
I am new to Debian so not sure where i should check which logs. Dmesg i would share shortly.

I did some Google searching and tried disabling/re-enabling different services, replacing gdm3 with lightdm also did not helped.
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-07-31 10:04

Step 1. Install Mx gnu/linux.
Step 2. Stalk Stevepussers posts here and believe he's Stevo on the Mx forum and if necessary pester him/others about properly setting up AHS = (advanced hardware support.) in Mx.

Gnu/linux runs the overwhelming majority of the worlds super computers, internet backbone + other notable stuff. So never fear, with all these talented geeks diligently working on things, someday surely, they will be able to overcome this 1tb HDD hurdle. There's hope! :)
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby arianpranav » 2020-08-01 08:27

Do anybody know what should be BIOS settings for following :

1. HDD Security :
Sed Block SID Authentication (enable/disable)
PPI Bypass for SED Block SID Command (enable/disable)

2. SMM Security Mitigation (enable/disable)

3. Secure Boot :
Secure Boot (enable/disable)
Secure boot Mode ( Deployed / Audit mode)
Expert Key Management , Enable custom mode (enable/disable)

4 Sata Operation
I have chosen AHCI as on RAID the Debian installer is unable to recognize the drives.

I am stuck with Grub minimal install, have repaired and reloaded windows fresh and done bootrec /fixmbr repair too. However bootrec /fixboot i am getting access denied.

I was able to setup Debian on my other desktop with Windows on SSD earlier and is still working fine. This new hardware are making my life miserable to load the OS :(
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby arianpranav » 2020-08-01 11:39

All installation issues are resolved and moved into further debugging the issue : Started Gnome MAnager [STUCK]

Appears the VGA Intel 630 is the culprit and is not supported : VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 9bc8 (rev 03).

Further below hardware appears quite new to be supported even by kernel 4.19 , it requires 4.20 :( :

System: Host: debian-server Kernel: 4.19.0-9-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Console: tty 0
Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Machine: Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Inspiron 3880 v: N/A
Mobo: Dell model: 05GD68 v: A00 UEFI: Dell v: 1.2.0 date: 06/09/2020
CPU: Quad Core: Intel Core i3-10100 type: MT MCP speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4300 MHz
Graphics: Device-1: Intel driver: N/A
Display: tty server: X.org 1.20.4
driver: amdgpu,ati,fbdev,intel,modesetting,nouveau,radeon,vesa,vmware tty: 116x36
Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console for root.
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
Device-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: N/A
Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 7.88 GiB (0.7%)
Info: Processes: 147 Uptime: 25m Memory: 7.54 GiB used: 313.6 MiB (4.1%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5
Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.32

Appears i should try ubuntu now to get rid if the issues.
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-08-01 11:44

You could try the newer kernel from buster-backports (see my [FAQ] in the HowTo section for details) and also install the firmware-misc-nonfree .deb package from sid (but don't add the repositories). That might work.

Otherwise wait for the 11.0 release next year. Or run one of the development branches if you enjoy fixing random breakage and helping develop the next release.
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby arianpranav » 2020-08-01 15:42

Thanks for the guidance.

I tried non free alternate drivers install for Wifi and they worked fine, however with VGA Intel 630 i had no success so no UI is being rendered and i am still stuck.

In order to move further i tried Ubuntu 20.4 LTS which worked seamlessly and cleared that hardware / configs do not have any issue with Linux. I would give another attempt to my Debian love once newer version with more hardware support is floated in next stable release.
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-08-01 16:11

arianpranav wrote:with VGA Intel 630 i had no success so no UI is being rendered

I wrote:install the firmware-misc-nonfree .deb package from sid
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby arianpranav » 2020-08-01 16:27

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
arianpranav wrote:with VGA Intel 630 i had no success so no UI is being rendered

I wrote:install the firmware-misc-nonfree .deb package from sid


Does that mean other H/W listed above will be supported by even by kernel 4.19 and i do not need 4.20 if i use above Sid nonfree firmware package ? It appears to be unstable package, would it run fine or break often, any idea ?

Appreciate your help....

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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-08-01 17:15

arianpranav wrote:Does that mean other H/W listed above will be supported by even by kernel 4.19 and i do not need 4.20 if i use above Sid nonfree firmware package ?

No. The kernel provides the driver and that is needed as well as the firmware.

arianpranav wrote:It appears to be unstable package, would it run fine or break often, any idea ?

The term "unstable" in Debian refers to the package version flux, it is not a synonym for "unreliable".

If you install the .deb then it will never be updated (unless you upgrade to Debian 11 and that contains a newer package version).
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Re: Started GNOME Display Manager || Stuck

Postby arianpranav » 2020-08-02 04:28

Thanks for clearing the understanding and the doubts.
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