[Resolved - by v4.19] Last 2 kernels won't boot for me
wildstar84
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HP 8440p w/Intel graphics:
Last working kernel: 4.18.0-18.1-liquorix-amd64 #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT liquorix 4.18-22.1~sid (2018-11-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux

When attempting to boot either of last two kernel releases (4.18-27 and now 4.18-28.1~sid), first two lines display on screen, then (when would normally switch console graphics mode and continue) screen goes blank and nothing - must powercycle.

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System:
  Host: xxxxxxx Kernel: 4.18.0-18.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64
  Desktop: AfterStep 2.2.12
  Distro: antiX-16.2_x64-base Berta Cáceres 15 June 2017
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP EliteBook 8440p v: N/A
  serial: <root required>
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 172A v: KBC Version 30.31
  serial: <root required> BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68CCU Ver. F.11
  date: 11/25/2010
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.9 Wh condition: 19.9/19.9 Wh (100%)
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5 M 520 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
  L2 cache: 3072 KiB
  Speed: 1602 MHz min/max: 1199/2270 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1341 2: 1282
  3: 1999 4: 1354
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: intel resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.5
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
  driver: snd_hda_intel
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.0-18.1-liquorix-amd64
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network driver: e1000e
  IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: b4:99:ba:e2:cb:7c
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: N/A
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 133.58 GiB (14.3%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS721010A9E630
  size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 31.25 GiB used: 12.34 GiB (39.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-2: /home size: 842.06 GiB used: 117.24 GiB (13.9%) fs: ext4
  dev: /dev/sda7
  ID-3: /var size: 31.25 GiB used: 4.00 GiB (12.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
  ID-4: swap-1 size: 9.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: 0.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 150 Uptime: 12m Memory: 7.59 GiB used: 813.7 MiB (10.5%)
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.25


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="zswap.zpool=zsmalloc quiet nosplash cgroup_disable=cpuset,cpu,cpuacct,blkio,memory ipv6.disable=1 libahci.ignore_sss=1 i915.fastboot=0 nopti"

/etc/initramfs-tools/modules:

ext4
intel_agp
i915 fastboot=0

/etc/modprobe.d/i915-kms.conf:

options i915 modeset=1

< Edited by wildstar84 :: Dec 11, 18, 8:31 >

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damentz
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Do you get any interesting output if you boot with the "quiet" parameter removed from your kernel command line?

EDIT: Just to be sure, I installed it into an updated siduction xfce VM installation, the kernel boots properly.
EDIT 2: Looks like you're running AntiX, that's a stable distribution. Maybe you can run a stable backport from Steven Pusser's OBS builds? software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3Astevenpusser%3Acodelite&package=liquorix
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wildstar84
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1) Yes I did - a/b 2 screenfulls shot by for a split second before the screen went blank. Should I try to shoot a video of it w/my camera and report?

2) Even though it says Antix-16.2, it's been installed for a cpl years as a rolling release and I'm fully up-2-date with the "testing" repos.

3) There's nothing in my logs indicating a successful boot. I even tried a non-graphical boot, no-dice. From what I can tell, it's not a grub nor an X issue. Could it be new kernels require a module I blacklisted recently?

blacklist btrfs
blacklist raid6_pq
blacklist zstd_compress
blacklist zstd_decompress
blacklist xxhash
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damentz
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Have you tried Debian's kernel running 4.18 or 4.19? I see that you're running Intel and a ton of patches for i915 came in that actually fixed display connectivity on a laptop I own.

If it's related to some recent stable patches, the siduction kernel should _also_ not work, as well as Debian's if they have updated it recently.
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wildstar84
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No I haven't. I've been using Liquorix kernels for a good while now as they work better for me than the stock Antix ones. If they did a bunch of i915 patches, then I suspect that's the issue as this is a rather old laptop w/an Intel "Ironlake". Guess I'm orphaned at 4.18.0-18.1 for now, please let me know if you become aware of a workaround, and I'll post back if I find one.

Thanks!

Jim
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wildstar84
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FIXED by latest version: 4.19.0-8.1-liquorix-amd64 (4.19-1.1~sid)!

Also, latest version seems to run noticably COOLER too!! :)
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