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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2021, 01:07:52 AM »
 

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I just installed LL 5.4 on my Dell E6330 latop, was using 3.8 before. It's great love it, however every once in a while I get  random freezes, that occur while doing anything. It's very odd, when I was using 3.8 since it was first launched it was perfect never had one issue. The only thing I did was, bring back the older start menu and remove the newer one. I like the old one :)

Well I went down to v4.8 as that was a bit more stable for my laptop. Since 3.8 stops with updates this month I have at least 2 more years on 4.8. 😁 Plus I use my laptop mostly for downloading, then transfering over the files to my gaming PC. Sometimes I bring it to work, so it gets used most there, with browsing online, youtube, movies. etc 🙃 I have tried many other versions of Linux but Linux Lite will always be the one I go to. Thank you for making it the best version of Linux. Awesome work as always. 👍🍻
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2021, 06:01:47 PM »
 

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Another surprise.

Put the Creative AES-7 in not expecting much since its a newer creative device and it works!

The difference between even the high end built in motherboard audio and this is Immense!

I know its not stylish anymore to have a dedicated audio card but I highly recommend you guys get one.

I have the AES-7 going into a Tube Amp, then into a pair of Klipsch bookshelf speakers.

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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2021, 05:19:19 PM »
 

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Upgraded with no issues!
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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2021, 03:49:51 PM »
 

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Will try out the upgrade later today.

Just got "Goliath" up and running yesterday with a fresh 5.2 install with 0 issues so far.

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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2021, 08:45:03 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2021, 08:07:21 PM »
 

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Smooth upgrade as usual, from 5.2 to 5.4 (in VM). Thanks Jerry!   
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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2021, 08:03:12 PM »
 

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I just installed LL 5.4 on my Dell E6330 latop, was using 3.8 before. It's great love it, however every once in a while I get  random freezes, that occur while doing anything. It's very odd, when I was using 3.8 since it was first launched it was perfect never had one issue. The only thing I did was, bring back the older start menu and remove the newer one. I like the old one :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2021, 05:42:57 PM »
 

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Newcomer to Linux Lite, started in February with 5.2. The upgrade has gone extremely well, followed the info above, thank you Jerry. Now successfully running 5.4.

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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2021, 07:37:41 AM »
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2021, 02:00:10 AM »
 

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Lenovo Ideapad 100s (32bit UEFI) updated to 5.4 from 5.2 without any surprises, as did a VirtualBox VM.  Thanks!
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 07:32:43 PM »
 

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The conclusion is that the script has some bug at the "GRUB" writing stage. I assume the build of the grub.cfg is somewhere wrong and when the update-grub is issued, the wrong file is written over the old one.
Hope for an easy fix...
All the best! :)


There is no 'problem with the script' that I can see. I also have UEFI firmware and my GRUB is on  /dev/sda1 device. The "/" partition is /dev/sda2 as well. No issues here when I upgraded, when the upgrade instructions are followed to the letter.
 

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3 successful upgrades, 1 virtual. Ran updates first then upgrade. Smooth and efficient. Thanks as always.

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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 12:57:25 PM »
 

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A few comments you probably already figured out. [...]

Hi! :)
Thanks for the quick response! ;) :D

Please, read the [Later edit... 19:30] section. ;)
There is a bug in the upgrader script. It broke badly my GRUB. I have an UEFI firmware so GRUB is on the /dev/sda1 device. The "/" partition is /dev/sda2. ;)

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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 11:53:35 AM »
 

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A few comments you probably already figured out.

1) Should run updates before upgrade
2) New kernel won't load until you reboot from a successful upgrade
3) Should have unplugged USB sound system before upgrading then reinstalled it on the running new kernel
4) Should now run updates again before attempting manual changes

Possible solution: Unplug the sound system, run updates again, go from there.

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Re: Linux Lite 5.4 Final Released
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Release Announcement Linux Lite 5.4 Final is now available for download and installation.

Hi!
I performed the upgrade and encountered trouble...
I am using  since 2012 a Lexicon Lambda audio interface.
While in Lite 5.0 and 5.2 it was OK, now, in 5.4, stopped recognizing the device.
Here it is how it looks now:

Code: [Select]
inxi -c 0 -ACdGMNSz
System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-66-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2
  Distro: Linux Lite 5.4 LTS
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Precision T1700 v: 01 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Dell model: 048DY8 v: A01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A25
  date: 02/02/2018
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4790 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
  L2 cache: 8192 KiB
  Speed: 1420 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1420 2: 1336
  3: 1257 4: 1480 5: 1373 6: 1253 7: 1487 8: 1418
[...]
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
  driver: N/A
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio driver: N/A
  Device-3: NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio driver: N/A
[...]

And this is how it was supposed to look like:

Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
  driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-3: DigiTech type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-40-generic


Second weird thing:
During upgrade, I was provided with the 5.4.0-70 kernel.
For some reason, instead of running the kernel, the system shows it in the list of removable kernels, and keeps running the the 5.4.0-66 kernel.

What went wrong?  :022:
The system said the following:

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[04/01/21 17:12:44] Upgrading version:
[04/01/21 17:12:44] Linux Lite 5.2
[04/01/21 17:12:44] Checking Architecture:
[04/01/21 17:12:44] x86_64
[04/01/21 17:12:44] Executing upgrades...
[04/01/21 17:12:46] BUPETCSKEL5264
[04/01/21 17:12:50] UPDPKGS
Hit:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.dev/stable/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/libopenshot-daily/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:8 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite emerald InRelease
Hit:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
Hit:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler/ubuntu focal InRelease
Reading package lists...
[04/01/21 17:12:52] ERASEDPKGS
[04/01/21 17:12:53] INPKCL64
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
[04/01/21 17:12:53] UPLSBISSUE
Linux Lite 5.4 LTS \n \l
Linux Lite 5.4
[04/01/21 17:12:55] UPDGRUB
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub'
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/init-select.cfg'
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found background: /boot/grub_linux_lite.png
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found background image: /boot/grub_linux_lite.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-70-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-70-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-67-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-67-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-66-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-66-generic
Adding boot menu entry for UEFI Firmware Settings
done
[04/01/21 17:13:02] UPDPLYM
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-70-generic
I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda5
I: (UUID=6d49fba9-a49d-4f59-9b6c-5eb7d91057f0)
I: Set the RESUME variable to override this.
[04/01/21 17:13:26] Upgrade succeeded.
[04/01/21 17:13:26] Waiting for restart confirmation...
[04/01/21 17:13:26] Moving upgrade log to the /var/log/ directory... All done.

Now, let's see:

[04/01/21 17:12:53] INPKCL64
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
[04/01/21 17:12:53] UPLSBISSUE


The following was supposed to solve the problem:

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serban@T1700:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for serban:
serban@T1700:~$ ^C
serban@T1700:~$ ^C
serban@T1700:~$

As seen, nothing happened...
The only approach available for now, is revert to Lite 5.2...
What happened? Should I restart the Upgrade procedure, from Lite 5.2?
Wait for a fix?
What?

As a last resort, I issued "Fix Broken Packages" from Synaptic.
Result... Still nothing.

Best regards! :)

[Later edit... 19:30]
The Upgrade script went very wrong. I ended up REINSTALLING Lite 5.2, after two failed restore attempts. The problem was on USB recognition. Failed to recognize the keyboard, even though CloneZilla stated that the restore was successful.

Here is how it looks after reinstallation:

serban@Dell-T1700:~$ inxi -c 0 -ACdGMNSz
System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-70-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2
  Distro: Linux Lite 5.2 LTS
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Precision T1700 v: 01 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Dell model: 048DY8 v: A01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A25
  date: 02/02/2018
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4790 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
  L2 cache: 8192 KiB
  Speed: 1556 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1556 2: 1505
  3: 1551 4: 1545 5: 1564 6: 1628 7: 1445 8: 1560
[...]
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
  driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
  driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-3: NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-4: Z-Star Micro type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Device-5: DigiTech type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-70-generic
[...]


The conclusion is that the script has some bug at the "GRUB" writing stage. I assume the build of the grub.cfg is somewhere wrong and when the update-grub is issued, the wrong file is written over the old one.
Hope for an easy fix...
All the best! :)

« Last Edit: April 01, 2021, 12:51:41 PM by Şerban S. »
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