cevr
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Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:04 pm

Hello!

I am very new to linux, and I was brought to this distro by an online resource.

I am very pleased with the distro overall, I am having one issue that is bothering me.

It constantly fails during its first boot, but always succeeds on its second boot. I don't know what the problem is.

I do not know much about linux at all, but I am able to follow instructions well.

Thank you,
Cev

bwat47
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:51 pm

What exactly happens on the failed boots?

cevr
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:37 pm

During the first boot, I am told that there is no bootable device. After I restart it boots normally.

I'm not sure why it happens in this order, but it is like this every single time.

Also, there is large hang when I restart ("taking 10-20 seconds") to fully turn off. I might be comparing this to Windows restart times as I am new to Linux, but perhaps this is also an issue?

Thank you very much.

solus-steve
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:43 pm

There are similarities to bug https://dev.solus-project.com/T4964

cevr
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:32 pm

solus-steve wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:43 pm
There are similarities to bug https://dev.solus-project.com/T4964
Yes this is the same problem apparently.

Would you know how to add nolapic to the boot command line?

I'm brand new to linux, so I am not very savvy on these things.

Thank you!

cevr
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:19 pm

Unfortunately, it did not help. I still have this issue.

solus-steve
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:04 am

cevr wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:19 pm
Unfortunately, it did not help. I still have this issue.
Check the bug posting again. I updated it for something that so far works for me.

cevr
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:35 pm

solus-steve wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:04 am
cevr wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:19 pm
Unfortunately, it did not help. I still have this issue.
Check the bug posting again. I updated it for something that so far works for me.
Thank you for taking the time to document what helped you.

Unfortunately, it didn't manage to solve my problem, though I am happy it did for you as it is quite annoying.

Combining both your fix and the nolapic seemed to fix my slow reboot times though!

cevr
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:32 pm

I managed to narrow the problem down to the rebooting process. If I shutdown, everything works correctly.

However, rebooting is the main issue. It lasts far too long, and as before mentioned, it constantly fails to boot the first time.

What could be the problem?

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Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 - Booting Failure

Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:21 pm


A few commands you can use to check for error next time it does it.

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sudo journalctl -p 3 -xb

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systemd-analyze blame

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dmesg

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