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on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:10:15 AM »
 

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Upon a normal waking from Suspend the following:

desktop icons with fuzzy black text

text missing from panel – when cursor passed over a launcher, text box opens but blank

date and time & calendar blank

opening Menu - icons show but not icon text

Backups application window open but text (“Restore” etc. ) only appears when pointer passes over.

Firefox and Thunderbird appeared to be without these problems.

Resolved by re-starting and selected the same session.

I had this or very similar recently, but I put that down to not having the external monitor powered up before waking the computer. On this occasion the monitor was powered up well beforehand.
Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 06:09:12 AM by Jerry
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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 08:36:24 AM »
 

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i should add - the above problem was after a lid-closed-overnight-then-wake

as distinct from press start button (set to suspend) suspend, but leaving lid open.
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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 10:17:53 AM »
 

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This problem has occured again - I pressed the start key to suspend, left lid open, a while later pressed start key to wake

(all actions I use every day without problem)

and all icons had black fuzzy text, text missing etc. as previously.

I had to re-boot and it is back to normal. Am I the only one to have had this problem?
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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 10:40:58 AM »
 

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Menu>Settings>Settings Manager>Power Manager

Try selecting lock screen when system is going for sleep. Test a few of the other settings there.

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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 03:30:01 PM »
 

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Thanks,

I've selected lock screen etc., so hopefully that will help. The problem has only happened occasionally, so I'll see over the next few weeks.
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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 04:16:19 PM »
 

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This has happened again, 3 times in the last 8 days.

Lock-screen (see above) didn't cure it, so I disabled it.

I did try "display>config new displays when connected", still it crashed.

This latest one happened immediately after waking as I dragged LibreWriter from the built-in to the external large monitor, and this application (image) broke up then froze. My first experience of the problem seems to have been related (see above) to the dual monitor setup.

Also the problem started after loading LL 3.6.

It's a pain having to re-start after each crash, entering long master passwords on two applications etc.  Hopefully it will get sorted with a future upgrade, I myself can't think of any solution.
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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 06:56:55 AM »
 

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I tried not closing the lid, just pressing start button to suspend during intervals or overnight - no use, 3 more crashes.

I did find a note in my records re. the first event, which I associated with starting up without the external monitor (which was connected) being powered up - this was while I still had LL 3.4. So probably moving to 3.6 was not the problem, but of course I don't know.

In between crashes, LL is great, so I hope I can take time off over Christmas to research this problem. I will post here if I find a solution.

As always, re-starting gets it back working, though I've to enter long master passwords etc. again!
Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 07:08:32 AM by Searchernow
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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 06:13:20 AM »
 

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This problem persists - after a relatively good period it has become more frequent, now with almost daily desktop/panel crashes.

I will try to hold out till the end of the month and then do an install of 4.0 to see if that cures it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2018, 04:36:49 PM »
 

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The problem is always associated with waking from suspend, so I tried hibernation instead - waking from that took a lot longer than from suspend, though it did re-open my session, but the wifi connection no longer worked - the wifi I use was not on the pop-up menu where it usually is, so a re-start was resorted to and then it immediately got online as normal.

Trying to simply leave the computer running resulted in having to use password to get back to screen from sleep or whatever it is, in spite of auto login. After log-in another crash.

Anyway, I'm pissed off with what are now daily crashes. I'll try to find time to download a fresh copy of 3.8 and install it. If that doesn't work then I'll look elsewhere.
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2018, 10:35:33 PM »
 

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Suspend & Hibernate on Linux in general @Searchernow is historically troublesome. On some hardware, it's perfect, on others, not so. It's luck of the draw for what hardware you run. Don't hate us. Consider all the freedoms you're getting in linux vs MS. Lock is a great option, at least you have security that way. Starting from suspend only to auto-login leaves your pc wide open. Food for thought.
Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 10:37:35 PM by Jerry
 

Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2018, 06:50:20 AM »
 

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Suspend & Hibernate on Linux in general @Searchernow is historically troublesome. On some hardware, it's perfect, on others, not so. It's luck of the draw for what hardware you run. Don't hate us. Consider all the freedoms you're getting in linux vs MS. Lock is a great option, at least you have security that way. Starting from suspend only to auto-login leaves your pc wide open. Food for thought.

Thanks Jerry,
it was more my attempt (on this occasion) to just leave the computer running, albeit with display set to go off after 20 mins, then an hour or more later finding I'd to use password to resume (ie it was not from suspend) .....

I'm trying running just on external monitor since yesterday, who knows...!

But no - I don't hate Linux Lite! I love it. When I'm not having these crashes it works very well and I enjoy using it.
I love the ethos of a community project, free to those who can't afford to pay, and not linked with certain very violent people....
Aso it doesn't expect me to study linux, I've enough to learn and do with cad software (on my Win7 pc) and life in general without that.

I suspected it might be a hardware issue, though that is not definitely established in my case. I guess that Windows installed on various brands of PCs is not a standard Windows, but customized to each computer and its features. So our installation of Lite on various computers is bound to (?) occasionally encounter some problems. (just guessing here ...)
 
I hope the Lite laptop project takes off, I'd love to think of a ready to run Lite laptop, customized to the hardware, available at a good price for established and new computer users - who want to buy a great product, not become the product.

Anyway, I've downloaded a fresh copy of 3.8 so as time allows, backups etc, I'll do a new install.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2018, 07:03:43 AM »
 

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I haven't kept up with all your threads, but please feel free to post a question as soon as you get an issue. All the best :)
 

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2018, 12:55:33 PM »
 

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Well, I didn't have to re-install LL 3.8, the existing 3.8 is still running fine.

All I did, as mentioned above - and inspired by another unrelated thread by someone who wanted to run on an external monitor with the laptop display turned off - was to run on external monitor only. It's 5 weeks now with no crashes. I use suspend a lot when I'm not using the computer, no problems.

I will stick with 3.8 for now, maybe try 4 series if I get the time. I'm happy.

I'll give it a while more, then mark this solved.
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 09:27:52 AM »
 

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Afraid I got further recurring crashes as above, but I am trying another solution - so far it is working.

I wait a bit then write it up here, if it still works.
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Re: on waking from suspend: panel text missing etc.
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 01:23:42 PM »
 

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Session interruption instantly hungs the system in my case, including the screen lock, but maybe in particular this is the screen lock. The system seems to work in the background, knowing by the web-browser output heard in the speakers at one time, but the primary - and only - display is completely stuck. Hard reset necessary. This may be a bigger issue than it seems, as if when someone for example watches a movie and the system goes to sleep, to never be able to continue current session. Immersion break complete.
Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 01:37:35 PM by MS
 


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