Jump to content

RockinBodi

Members
  • Content count

    25
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

RockinBodi last won the day on August 24 2017

RockinBodi had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

7 Neutral

About RockinBodi

  • Rank
    Member
  1. RockinBodi

    Screen remains dark after blanking

    Ha, I don't think the ssh thing is for me. I just upped the monitor sleep to 15 minutes and won't leave chrome open when I go to bed or to work. Issue solved a lot simpler, and I can live within those confines. Thanks guys for trying; I thought it might have been a simple setting I was missing, but it seems to be some weird bug with an old laptop.
  2. RockinBodi

    Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

    Thank you ylee!
  3. RockinBodi

    Screen remains dark after blanking

    Its not like it happens every time, so I can live with it, and it never happens if I don't leave apps open. You never know with older laptops what will and won't work or the why or how of something. This one's going on seven years now.
  4. RockinBodi

    Screen remains dark after blanking

    Ok, its a weird bug whatever it is, and like I said, I don't know what triggers it since it doesn't happen every time. Same scenario...working on grades, was reading over stuff and writing it down in the gradebook and my music stopped. Sure enough the screen was dark, and that was it. So whatever happens, it totally kills any app running and the only thing to do is turn off the computer by holding the power button. Its not a suspend/hibernate issue since I don't have those enabled. How would I get a log for such a thing because its so random? Its not really good for the computer to do such a hard shutdown with stuff running. EDIT: the CTRL commands do nothing to wake the system/screen. My keyboard still lights up, but otherwise its like nothing is happening.
  5. RockinBodi

    Screen remains dark after blanking

    @michman tried to make sure it didn't lock or anything, just blank out, and it still occurred. Again, chrome was open when this occurred. @birdmun I will give a CTRL command a try next time. I forgot what it was so I couldn't test it. I'll be ready next time and see if that can snap it out of whatever happens. If that fails, I'll have to get a log somehow of what's going on or why.
  6. RockinBodi

    Screen remains dark after blanking

    Hi all. Most know I have Bodhi on my little Lenovo and that one has been rock solid. I've also gone and put Bodhi on my workhorse laptop and I've run into an issue with it I've sort of diagnosed on my end, but I'm hoping some with more experience can confirm whether or not I am right. Basically what happens is I have my screen set to blank after about 6 minutes of inactivity. 95% of the time, give the mouse a shake and it comes back. That other 5%, the screen is permanently off and nothing I do gets it to come back, so I have to manually power down by holding the power key and then turning the computer back on. I want to say what causes it is walking away and leaving Google Chrome open, but I've done that before and it does come back on, so its not a consistent behavior. I don't know if there is a combination of applications causing it. Just now, I had Chrome, audicious, and the file manager open while I was working on student grades (hard copies) and the screen went blank. Went to shake the mouse to see what I was listening to, and the screen didn't come back. I do know going to bed at night, if I close all programs and then come back in the morning, I've not had any issues, so it must be some program causing it, just not every time the program is running. System specs if they're of any use: adam@adam-XPS-L701X:~$ sudo lshw -short H/W path Device Class Description ============================================================== system XPS L701X /0 bus 0T105W /0/1 memory 123KiB BIOS /0/5 processor Intel® Core i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz /0/5/6 memory 128KiB L1 cache /0/5/7 memory 1MiB L2 cache /0/5/8 memory 6MiB L3 cache /0/18 memory 8GiB System Memory /0/18/0 memory 4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1333 MHz (0.8 ns) /0/18/1 memory 4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1333 MHz (0.8 ns) /0/18/2 memory SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous [empty] /0/18/3 memory SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous [empty] /0/100 bridge Core Processor DMI /0/100/3 bridge Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 1 /0/100/3/0 display GF106M [GeForce GT 445M] /0/100/3/0.1 multimedia GF106 High Definition Audio Controller /0/100/8 generic Core Processor System Management Registers /0/100/8.1 generic Core Processor Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers /0/100/8.2 generic Core Processor System Control and Status Registers /0/100/8.3 generic Core Processor Miscellaneous Registers /0/100/10 generic Core Processor QPI Link /0/100/10.1 generic Core Processor QPI Routing and Protocol Registers /0/100/16 communication 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller /0/100/1a bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller /0/100/1a/1 usb1 bus EHCI Host Controller /0/100/1a/1/1 bus Integrated Rate Matching Hub /0/100/1a/1/1/1 communication BRCM2070 BT 2.1 + HS USB Module /0/100/1a/1/1/4 multimedia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2HDM /0/100/1b multimedia 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio /0/100/1c bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 /0/100/1c.1 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 /0/100/1c.1/0 wlp4s0 network Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak] /0/100/1c.3 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 /0/100/1c.3/0 bus uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller /0/100/1c.3/0/0 usb3 bus xHCI Host Controller /0/100/1c.3/0/0/2 generic Moto E (4) /0/100/1c.3/0/1 usb4 bus xHCI Host Controller /0/100/1c.4 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 /0/100/1c.4/0 generic SD/MMC Host Controller /0/100/1c.4/0.2 generic Standard SD Host Controller /0/100/1c.4/0.3 generic MS Host Controller /0/100/1c.4/0.4 generic xD Host Controller /0/100/1c.5 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 /0/100/1c.5/0 enp10s0 network RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller /0/100/1d bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller /0/100/1d/1 usb2 bus EHCI Host Controller /0/100/1d/1/1 bus Integrated Rate Matching Hub /0/100/1d/1/1/1 bus HighSpeed Hub /0/100/1d/1/1/1/1 input USB Receiver /0/100/1d/1/1/2 multimedia USB Audio DAC /0/100/1d/1/1/5 generic Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 /0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge /0/100/1f bridge HM57 Chipset LPC Interface Controller /0/100/1f.2 storage 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller /0/100/1f.3 bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller /0/101 bridge Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-Core Registers /0/102 bridge Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder /0/103 bridge Core Processor QPI Link 0 /0/104 bridge Core Processor QPI Physical 0 /0/105 bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller /0/106 bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder /0/107 bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Test Registers /0/108 bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Control Registers /0/109 bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Address Registers /0/10a bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Rank Registers /0/10b bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Thermal Control Reg /0/10c bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Control Registers /0/10d bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Address Registers /0/10e bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Rank Registers /0/10f bridge Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Thermal Control Reg /0/0 scsi0 storage /0/0/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 480GB KINGSTON SV300S3 /0/0/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 277GiB Windows NTFS volume /0/0/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 169GiB Extended partition /0/0/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 68GiB Linux filesystem partition /0/0/0.0.0/2/6 /dev/sda6 volume 8124MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition /0/0/0.0.0/2/7 /dev/sda7 volume 93GiB Linux filesystem partition /0/0/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 449MiB Windows NTFS volume /0/2 scsi1 storage /0/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD+-RW GT32N /0/3 scsi5 storage /0/3/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk 500GB WDC WD5000BEKT-7 /0/3/0.0.0/1 volume 465GiB SFS partition /1 power /2 system /3 power To Be Defined By O.E.M /4 enx001de13cf576 network Ethernet interface Thanks.
  7. RockinBodi

    Bodhi Linux 4.3.0 Released

    Thanks for the update Jeff. Must've installed automatically. Working great!
  8. RockinBodi

    Bodhi 4.x.y in the News

    Very cool they put Bodhi as #1 despite its learning curve compared to others on that list. People are naturally drawn to the #1 choice, thinking its the best. The thing they don't mention really with these lists, is that they're listing some as "best for this" and "best for that" when in reality, its going to be whichever distribution you're comfortable with learning, and what works best with your hardware. Read those comments....I want to say with all those lists, foss likes to recommend elementaryOS, yet you always see someone posting saying they can't get it to work with their displays correctly. Looks nice, yes, but maybe not very compatible. Bummer, right? My function keys don't work properly with Bodhi on my Lenovo, but they worked perfectly with Mint, and they're both based on Ubuntu. So you just never know what to expect until you try it out in a live session and test everything you might use out before installing. I wish they would say that more often.
  9. RockinBodi

    All sorts of newbie questions

    @ Mr J. uname -r tells me that I'm running 4.10.0-21 generic which I believe is the latest and greatest kernel in that branch thus far. Still no problems since I reported it last so maybe the internet went down in the house for some reason at that moment.
  10. RockinBodi

    All sorts of newbie questions

    It's weird, almost like the computer needed a reboot and it fixed things. I had no problems last night, and I've none thus far today. @Charles, that was the plan, but I never installed it, or tried to get the PPA to work yesterday, so I know that wasn't the cause. I'll just keep an eye on it. Maybe the shutdown and start up resolved whatever it was, oddly enough.
  11. RockinBodi

    All sorts of newbie questions

    @ sef - exactly what I was after! Thanks. While we're all here, something else I noticed, and unfortunately not for the better. The wifi is randomly disconnecting, and refuses to re-establish a connection unless I turn the computer off and turn it back on and then all is well again. This started happening after I installed two things suggested in this thread here that I hadn't initially installed, but after reading over the thread again, saw them and decided to add them: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties and sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras If I want to remove one or both of these if they're causing instability, I should use: sudo apt-get --purge remove ubuntu-restricted-extras Correct? If I understand that, it should just remove that package and nothing else.
  12. RockinBodi

    All sorts of newbie questions

    Ran into another question....enabled my firewall with "sudo ufw enable" but there's no way to check on it or its settings. Typing ufw in terminology gets me an error of "not enough args". Sounds like a funny joke.....not enough frustration! Haha. I thought a panel would be installed but it doesn't seem so.
  13. RockinBodi

    New Lenovo Ideapad 110S notebook, old Dell laptop dying...

    @sef - very interesting distro. I'll keep it in mind if I convert any more computers.
  14. RockinBodi

    Bodhi ranking

    Well, I will say Bodhi's ranking isn't terrible. I found it as I was clicking through popular distros on distrowatch and liked what I read to give it a whirl. It really will come down to what the end user wants and how much work they want to put into making linux work. I'm still very green with linux, and thus I started easy with something that came with all the basics installed and behaved like Windows so I wouldn't get "OS shock" and just give up. Only once I felt more comfortable playing with the OS more, did I go for a different setup with Bodhi because it definitely plays different than stock Ubuntu. People that want Windows replacements will probably stick with Ubuntu or Mint because those two typically are the easiest to learn right out of the game coming from Windows and are very stable. Again, what drew me to Bodhi was the fact you could install what you wanted with no bloatware (and I was comfortable enough to install the things I wanted myself), a UI that took some getting used to but was not impossible to use, and that it ran very fast on my slowish computer compared to full Mint Cinnamon. Plus I think the name is cool.
  15. RockinBodi

    Debian vs Ubuntu

    I for one am glad that debian is not all that is out there for the end user who is not a coding expert, and still likes running gui's. Ubuntu and all its forks are what makes linux reachable to the masses. People want stability and ease-of-use, otherwise they wouldn't flock to Windows and MacOS if they just work (most of the time anyway).
×