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MATE 16.04...a few thoughts/questions


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#1 66Batmobile

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 10:03 PM

Greets everyone,

 

I went ahead and downloaded Ubuntu MATE 16.04 64bit today, and after playing around with it a bit running from the DVD, thought I'd check in about a few things...

 

1-When booting the DVD, a black screen briefly shows up with an error message in the upper left which ends with "No ACPI video bus found", but once loaded I don't see any display problems.  I think this may be something to do with a monitor issue I've had for a long time, but was wondering if anybody else might know something about it?

 

2-When it's running everything appears OK so far, except when I checked the driver manager.  There's an "unknown" device listed, with the following info: "Using processor microcode firmware for Intel CPU's from intel-microcode (proprietary)" but the manager also says "no proprietary drivers in use".  Is this because it's running from the DVD? On my actual installed partitions (Mint 17.2 and Ubuntu 14.04) the driver managers both just say "no proprietary drivers".

 

I verified the ISO/DVD checksums with the methods we've discussed previously and those appear to be good.  The machine has an i3 2100 and intel 2nd gen graphics if that helps...

 

Just wondering if anybody had any ideas...thanks in advance :thumbup2:


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 10:49 PM

 

There's an "unknown" device listed, with the following info: "Using processor microcode firmware for Intel CPU's from intel-microcode (proprietary)" but the manager also says "no proprietary drivers in use".  Is this because it's running from the DVD

No, I get the same thing on my Ubuntu thats installed on my laptop.

 

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nick@nick-HP-248-G1:~$ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: nick-HP-248-G1 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
           Desktop: Unity 7.4.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3)
           Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP 248 G1 v: 0992100000400010000634101
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 21B7 v: KBC Version 46.0B
           Bios: Insyde v: F.11 date: 01/16/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-4200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9179
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 836 MHz
           4: 802 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: c4:34:6b:02:20:56
           Card-2: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
           driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: down mac: 00:71:cc:22:11:6b
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (7.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDA12 size: 120.0GB temp: 19C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 107G used: 4.5G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: 0.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 945.5/3871.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.3.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35 

 

The microcode data file for Linux contains the latest microcode definitions for all Intel processors.

Intel releases microcode updates to correct processor behavior as documented in the respective processor specification updates.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/613579/unknown-additional-driver-processor-microcode-firmware-for-intel-cpus-for-intel


Edited by NickAu, 24 April 2016 - 10:56 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:11 PM

Hmm...the only difference I see in the screen shot from when I had the DVD running is that "Do not use the device" was selected by default, and I didn't change it. 

 

Nothing radically different in the specs either...I'll keep checking it out tomorrow/not in any rush to install. 

 

Thanks Nick :thumbup2:


Edited by 66Batmobile, 24 April 2016 - 11:12 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:12 PM

my linux mate 17.3 looks like :

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:17 AM

Did you install in EFI mode?

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:51 AM

doesnt show in gparted....

 

however.....i have legacy bios

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

@NickAu

 

Thanks for that link.  :thumbup2:

 

After poking around some of the other askubuntu links, it appears to be nothing major.  From what I found, it sounds like this driver thing may also apply to the error message I was seeing when booting into the MATE live DVD.

 

There are some package listed for it in the Mint software manager (Havent checked in Ubuntu yet), but I haven't really had time to play with things today, so I'll keep checking around.

 

Otherwise, it looks like MATE 16.04 will work for this box.  :bananas:  Now I just have to figure out how I want to set it up :wink:


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:43 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this an issue of installing and then accepting the agreement to run the proprietary drivers.  And this is just the way the LiveSession works now with this support?


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:01 AM

1-When booting the DVD, a black screen briefly shows up with an error message in the upper left which ends with "No ACPI video bus found", but once loaded I don't see any display problems. I think this may be something to do with a monitor issue I've had for a long time, but was wondering if anybody else might know something about it?


I started getting an ACPI error message when I switched from Kubuntu 14.04 32 bit to Kubuntu 14.04 64 bit. It seems to be related to hardware, rather than to drivers, and I don't think it's anything to be concerned about

Run this command in a terminal for more details:
dmesg | grep -i acpi


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:12 PM

@Al1000

 

Thanks for the tip :thumbup2:

 

The command didn't return anything that seemed off, just the same "no ACPI video bus found" message as the last result.  I guess I'll just see what happens when I get around to installing.


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