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Old 10-03-2018, 03:38 PM   #1
matzew
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blank screen, only cursor bodhi 5.0 thinkpad t420


First of all I want to state that I worked with previous Bodhi versions and I love it.
My Problem: I installed a fresh install of Bodhi 5.0 on a Thinkpad t420. Since then, I have problems with the desktop. Sometimes after suspend or even after reboot there is only a blank screen. Only the cursor is visible. Reboot then from a virtual console (ctrl alt F1) takes a long time, about a minute or so.
Icons often disappear in "Everything"
Any Ideas abaout this Issue? Thank you in advance.
 
Old 10-05-2018, 12:40 AM   #2
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my first install of bodhi 5 on my T430s left me staring at a blinking cursor as well. i wasn't sure, but thought i might have made a mistake when i partitioned the disk originally. the second install i let bodhi do the arranging and haven't had an issue since. i know that doesn't exactly answer your question, but maybe a fresh install if you can't track down any other cause?
 
Old 10-05-2018, 12:44 AM   #3
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Hello

Hard to tell off hand what is wrong, but the first thing which comes to my mind is trying the older kernel. Try the 4.8 version which is a base for Bodhi Linux legacy version. Or simply give a try Legacy version directly. There is also good start to see the log files

Stefan

PS: You can look around for the same trouble with Ubuntu as Bodhi is based on it.
 
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:50 PM   #4
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Thank you for your answers. Are there Moksha-logfiles then? And how to install an older kernel in bodhi?
 
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:03 AM   #5
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The easiest way I found to install other kernels is with ukuu (Ubuntu kernel utility something), but you have to install that from a ppa.
 
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:37 AM   #6
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Are there Moksha-logfiles then?
i didn't have much luck finding any moksha logfiles when i was struggling with an issue a few months ago. i poked around in /var/log a bit, but just remembered when you asked that there is a hidden .e folder in my user folder (/home/user/.e after ctrl + h to show hidden folders). in the end i chose to go for the fresh install since 5.0 had just been released. hope you are able to get it all sorted
 
Old 10-07-2018, 10:58 AM   #7
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Thank you everybody! First of all: Yes, this bug is known in Ubuntu 18.04, too - I didn't find any satisfying solution... - Besides, I have to admit I made a very stupid mistake by just reinstalling the pure operating system without clearing every config file in my /home. Silly boy I am...
In the end I backuped my files and made a really fresh-install of Bodhi 4.4 - which still satisfies all my needs. Everything just works fine, so I put this thread on "solved" (which isn't really the case, but in this case I don't care. Sorry for the unconvenience.
 
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:03 PM   #8
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Thank you everybody! First of all: Yes, this bug is known in Ubuntu 18.04, too - I didn't find any satisfying solution... - Besides, I have to admit I made a very stupid mistake by just reinstalling the pure operating system without clearing every config file in my /home. Silly boy I am...
In the end I backuped my files and made a really fresh-install of Bodhi 4.4 - which still satisfies all my needs. Everything just works fine, so I put this thread on "solved" (which isn't really the case, but in this case I don't care. Sorry for the unconvenience.
most days i'm pretty sure i learn more from my mistakes than any other way you found a way to get your computer up and running. sounds like a solve to me. no need to sorry about that in my book
 
Old 10-07-2018, 11:42 PM   #9
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blank screen, only cursor bodhi 5.0 thinkpad t420

We all make mistakes. And yes, it is one of the ways how to make progress. Anyway, glad you have solved the issue. Now enjoy the speed and beauty of Bodhi Linux
 
  


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