Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya) stable release

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  1. Superfly

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    Just a report back:

    No crashes since... touch wood.

    Still can't find a connection - last crash was with Chrome...so not Firefox specific.

    Yup, John, I've always been on kernel 4.10 (any further crashes I'm going to try 4.12) and also thought of the Intel drivers being the culprit (it may well have as all's well with their microcode driver) - but I did see some Nvidia's installs experiencing the same...so we can't be sure... Hmmmm.
     
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  2. thorin0815

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    Mint 18.2 with Nvidia 381.22 using kernel 4.10 and I never had a single Cinnamon crash, hmmm.
     
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  3. Superfly

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    Well... figured it's not browser related after all - been getting it now with Vivaldi as well .. no extensions apart from adblock...and not related to intense downloads, video rendering or anything..

    OK, so to Plan C then...

    .. try latest generic kernel (a long shot, but WTH...this thing is so random, it's unreal!)
     
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  4. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    #44 Superfly, Aug 5, 2017
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    After updating the kernel
    Screenshot from 2017-08-05 11-33-20.png

    I got a bunch of cinnamon.org notifications with set back to default - all applets configurations (including menu icon etc) were set to their defaults configs.
    Looks promising... (just a thought .. but I think the Mint kernel modification may be the issue... we shall see)
     
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  5. GOD666

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    If Mint has been modifying their kernels, may I suggest you use the mainline kernels offered by Ubuntu?
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/debian-9-1-released.74768/#post-1359904

    Mint, after all, is made from Ubuntu, which would mean their mostly untouched kernels should pose you no issue. They work for me in Debian Sid too, which is what Ubuntu is originally made from.
     
  6. Superfly

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    Yup, that's what I'm using :)
     
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  7. TinMan

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    @Superfly : Hope you've resolved the issue with Cinnamon crashing. In the mean time, we now have Kernel 4.11.0.x officially supported in Linux Mint:

    Kernel 4.11.x.png

    I've just updated through the Update Manager, so it's too early to tell, but my system seems and feels a bit snappier now... I guess this kernel version is also modified by the Linux Mint team, but it doesn't matter, as I see you're on the generic mainline kernel 4.12.x now! Let us know if you've managed to resolve the issue. :D
     
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  8. John Sutherland

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    Hello @Superfly - Just to keep everyone up to date, I haven't had a single Cinnamon crash since I uninstalled the CPU temperature applet from the taskbar. Fingers crossed . . .
     
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  9. thorin0815

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    #49 thorin0815, Aug 8, 2017
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    I installed kernel 4.11 from the Mint Update Manager, but I got some errors. I am not really into kernel stuff at all, can I just ignore these errors? The system seems to run just fine.

    Code:
    DKMS make.log for ndiswrapper-1.60 for kernel 4.11.0-13-generic (x86_64)
    Di 8. Aug 01:22:38 CEST 2017
    make: Verzeichnis „/usr/src/linux-headers-4.11.0-13-generic“ wird betreten
      LD      /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/built-in.o
      MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/crt_exports.h
      MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/hal_exports.h
      MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis_exports.h
      MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ntoskernel_exports.h
      MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ntoskernel_io_exports.h
      MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/rtl_exports.h
      MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/usb_exports.h
      MKSTUBS /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/win2lin_stubs.h
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/crt.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/hal.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/iw_ndis.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/loader.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.o
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c: In function ‘NdisMIndicateReceivePacket’:
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:2261:15: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘last_rx’
       wnd->net_dev->last_rx = jiffies;
                   ^
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c: In function ‘EthRxIndicateHandler’:
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:2349:14: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘last_rx’
      wnd->net_dev->last_rx = jiffies;
                  ^
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c: In function ‘NdisMTransferDataComplete’:
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.c:2464:14: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘last_rx’
      wnd->net_dev->last_rx = jiffies;
                  ^
    scripts/Makefile.build:294: die Regel für Ziel „/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.o“ scheiterte
    make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build/ndis.o] Fehler 1
    Makefile:1526: die Regel für Ziel „_module_/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build“ scheiterte
    make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.60/build] Fehler 2
    make: Verzeichnis „/usr/src/linux-headers-4.11.0-13-generic“ wird verlassen
    die Regel für Ziel = the rule for the target
    scheiterte = failed
    Fehler = error
     
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  10. TinMan

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    #50 TinMan, Aug 8, 2017
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  11. thorin0815

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    Thanks @TinMan! I am not using wireless beside with my phone, so I just ignore the errors until they get maybe fixed. :)
     
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  12. TinMan

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    #52 TinMan, Aug 8, 2017
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    I'm glad I was of help, @thorin0815 ! The same thing happened with first few versions of kernel 4.8, then of kernel 4.10 (all on my wife's laptop), which were officially supported by Linux Mint, but it was resolved in later versions of the respective kernels.
     
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  13. Superfly

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    From another site "current ndiswrapper driver will not build on a 4.11 kernel.... also tried ndiswrapper 1.6.1, but up to now, no luck."

    I have the install files listed but do not have it installed in Synaptic - no errors on mainline kernel.

    It seems to be using old Windows drivers anyway, so uninstalling should not have an effect on newer hardware... IMHO.
     
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  14. thorin0815

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    So it should be safe to delete the three ndiswrapper packages within Synaptic as I never use wireless with Linux at all. Thanks for the hint @Superfly.
     
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  15. Superfly

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    Yup.. deleted mine and no issues ... it's backward compatibility stuff that they build into the kernel :)
     
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  16. John Sutherland

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    Alert! Alert! This morning I downloaded and installed Cinnamon 3.4.6+sonya from the repositories. Hopefully this brings an end to these random and mysterious crashes. Fingers crossed . . .
     
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  17. TinMan

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    #57 TinMan, Aug 10, 2017
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    Hi, @John Sutherland! Thank you for the heads-up!
    I've just noticed myself that the Update Manager offered a new version of Cinnamon, but also Nemo was updated (to version 3.4.7), Nemo share (to version 3.4.2), cinnamon-screensaver (to version 3.4.2), along with some other components and libraries... Hopefully, as you say, this update will finally solve Cinnamon crashes... @Superfly: Anything to report, since your last post in this thread?
     
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  18. Superfly

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    Dunno, but had to switch to Romeo to get the mint-updater update first, then the cinnamon updates became available.. odd (as there is nothing listed under Romeo on the packages.LinuxMint site), but anyway..

    T-Man, my kernel upgrade made no difference.. so onto Plan D now (hope we sort this out before we run out of alphabet... LOL)

    Thanx John, for the heads up... ;)


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  19. Superfly

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    ..time to go back to clean install ... no mods :oops:

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  20. trungpt

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    I saw the same message once. I reinstall the OS.
     
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