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Postby skypuppy » 2019-02-19 13:11

Running Debian stretch.
After running "apt update" and then "apt dist-upgrade," icons disappeared. Logical screen size no longer matches physical screen size. Right-clicking on the screen no longer pulls up the settings window. System only 30% usable as EVERYTHING must be started 'by hand' using AltF2. I'd like my system back, please. Dozens of web searches shows this has been happening to people for over 6 years. I call this not a major bug, but a DISASTROUS bug! Tried several of the suggestions in those posts with zero success. Creating a new user and logging into it produces the same results, so that was half a day wasted.

Upon initial boot, the Psensor window comes up in the "logical center" like it is supposed to, but physically it's center is on the far left of the physical screen. If that is germane.

I've too many changes since the last backup so that's not an option.

Today is the 4th day of trying to recover my Debian stretch system.

Help, please!!!
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby arochester » 2019-02-19 14:08

Does your computer have a make and model, or can you give the basic specs?

Do you have a GPU? If so which?

Have you tried booting to an older kernel?
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby CwF » 2019-02-19 14:08

At sometime in the past have you done manual alterations to xorg or monitor modes? I suspect there was a user edit that was unable to be properly merged and preserved.

You are using proprietary video drivers?
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby skypuppy » 2019-02-19 16:54

no previous changes that I know of and I'm the only one on this machine. nvidia drivers are from the Debian stable repositories.
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby CwF » 2019-02-19 17:07

...there you go! If it were me I'd purge back to current nouveau. So here I punt...
So if you need the nvidia drivers, someone here knows to get you going.

Going back to the kernel before if it was just upgraded is the first step.
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby skypuppy » 2019-02-19 17:14

Kernel did not upgrade. Neither did the nvidia drivers. It came back immediately with zero actions - or they were so fast I did not see them.
This morning, I had synaptic reinstall the nvidia-drivers but that made no change, either.
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby GarryRicketson » 2019-02-19 17:28

arochester wrote:Does your computer have a make and model, or can you give the basic specs?

Do you have a GPU? If so which?

Have you tried booting to an older kernel?

It is hard to take a post seriously when they refuse to give any use full details,....
There is a program/script, called "inxi" https://packages.debian.org/stretch/misc/inxi
Package: inxi (2.3.5-1)
full featured system information script

Inxi is a system information script that can display various things about your hardware and software to users in an IRC chatroom or support forum. It runs with the /exec command in most IRC clients.

It is usefull, maybe install it, and give some of the info asked for.
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby stevepusser » 2019-02-19 18:44

The Nvidia proprietary drivers in stable non-free were just upgraded from 384.111 to 390.87 for some reason--probably security, and "inxi -Fxxz" will tell us if you got a good build or are having to use vesa mode for some reason, plus will provide info so we don't have to play Sherlock Holmes to discover it.
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby 4D696B65 » 2019-02-19 19:29

stevepusser wrote:The Nvidia proprietary drivers in stable non-free were just upgraded from 384.111 to 390.87 for some reason--probably security

gt 6xx series got dropped in the 390.87 driver. heads up to anyone rocking this old card
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby golinux » 2019-02-19 19:37

Don't you just love forced obsolescence?! It's a real money-maker . . .
May the FORK be with you!
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-19 19:38

skypuppy wrote:Logical screen size no longer matches physical screen size.

Not sure what you mean by this, please post the output of
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xrandr

Which desktop environment is this? Have you tried re-installing the desktop task?
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-19 19:39

golinux wrote:Don't you just love forced obsolescence?! It's a real money-maker . . .

Nouveau still works for those old cards.

NVIDIA may be complete bastards but at least the open source community looks after their own.

EDIT: don't buy NVIDIA!
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby skypuppy » 2019-02-19 21:46

It didn't seem relevant, but here ya go:

CPU~Octa core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core (-HT-MCP-) speed/max~1550/3000 MHz Kernel~4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64 Up~9:09 Mem~10149.6/32175.4MB HDD~8001.6GB(2.6% used) Procs~415 Client~Shell inxi~2.3.5

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 950mm x 540mm
3840x2160 30.00 + 59.94 50.00 29.97 25.00 23.98
4096x2160 59.94 50.00 29.97 25.00 24.00 23.98
1920x1080 60.00 59.94* 50.00 29.97 25.00 23.98 60.00
1280x720 59.94 50.00
1024x768 75.03 70.07 60.00
800x600 75.00 72.19 60.32
720x576 50.00
720x480 59.94
640x480 75.00 59.94 59.93
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


$ inxi -FG
System: Host: Ryzen7 Kernel: 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Gnome 3.22.3 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X370 Taichi
UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: P3.20 date: 09/08/2017
CPU: Octa core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2700 MHz 2: 3000 MHz 3: 1550 MHz
4: 1550 MHz 5: 1550 MHz 6: 1550 MHz 7: 1550 MHz 8: 2700 MHz
9: 3000 MHz 10: 2700 MHz 11: 3000 MHz 12: 3000 MHz 13: 3000 MHz
14: 3000 MHz 15: 3000 MHz 16: 3000 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti]
Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@59.94hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.87
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1457
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fb9 driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.0-8-amd64
Network: Card-1: Intel Device 24fb driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlp9s0 state: down mac: 6a:21:e1:92:23:bb
Card-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb
IF: enp11s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: 70:85:c2:39:4f:58
Drives: HDD Total Size: 8001.6GB (2.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 512.1GB
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 model: N/A size: 512.1GB
ID-3: /dev/sda model: ST33000650NS size: 3000.6GB
ID-4: /dev/sdb model: ST5000DM000 size: 5001.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 469G used: 161G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 34.36GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb2
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 416 Uptime: 9:13 Memory: 10350.1/32175.4MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby stevepusser » 2019-02-19 22:09

Well, the Nvidia 390.87 drivers appear to be working correctly.

Is 1920 x 1080 the correct resolution?
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Re: screen FUBARRED

Postby skypuppy » 2019-02-20 00:09

It's a 4k monitor but I only put it on 4k for movies. 1080p is the mode I set it to for general computer stuff. The 1050 tears at 4k on computer stuff.
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