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#1 OFFLINE   mhbell

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:14 AM

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Upgraded Bios & Everything Went South


First My Computer and OS spec's
Asus Prime B450M-A/CSM Mother Board with AMD Ryzen 3 2200G onboard Graphics. 16 GB Ram Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa Cinnamon DE.

With all of the problems I've been having with Graphics I found that Asus released a Newer Bios last month. I had been using 0409 bios firmware and the 4.18 kernel for linux mint. After the newer Bios Firmware was installed everything was to big on the screen and unreadable. I went to the 5.06 Kernel and the graphics improved, but still a few problems with rendering and acceleration. So remembering about a few cautions when I was trying to solve a problem in Debian it was suggested that I use the 4.19.28 kernel for my hardware. So using UkUU again I installed that Kernel and all seems to be working again as it should if I don't get a freeze up. Cinnamon requires the proper drivers for rendering graphics and acceleration to work properly. Now to reinstall Debian Cinnamon and work on it to get it working properly
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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:45 AM

Congratulations. You've ALMOST made a brick.

RULE #1 - Do NOT EVER upgrade BIOS.

It's rarely necessary and it's problematic, as you've found out. In all the years I've been building systems and using them, I've NEVER attempted a BIOS upgrade. 99.9% of the time, there's no need to do it.

I wish I had some positive advice for you, Mel. You seem to have gotten things to work, so... carry on. :)
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:09 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 19 April 2019 - 08:45 AM, said:

Congratulations. You've ALMOST made a brick.

RULE #1 - Do NOT EVER upgrade BIOS.

It's rarely necessary and it's problematic, as you've found out. In all the years I've been building systems and using them, I've NEVER attempted a BIOS upgrade. 99.9% of the time, there's no need to do it.

I wish I had some positive advice for you, Mel. You seem to have gotten things to work, so... carry on. :)
Well Eric I've been building computers since 1993 and have done hundreds of bios updates. I can always recover if things go wrong especially with a Asus or Gigabyte MB 2 of my Favorites. Both give you the means to recover.
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:36 PM

I upgraded a BIOS once, and that was so I could run linux without having to do a cold boot in order to start my system again. I literally held my breath until it had completed.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:48 PM

View Postmhbell, on 19 April 2019 - 12:09 PM, said:

Eric I've been building computers since 1993 and have done hundreds of bios updates.

You are DA' MAN, Mel! I never had the intestinal fortitude to attempt a BIOS upgrade. I did do one on my router once... terrifying. ;)

View Postebrke, on 19 April 2019 - 03:36 PM, said:

I literally held my breath until it had completed.

Fortunately for you, that didn't take too long. ;)
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:26 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 19 April 2019 - 08:48 PM, said:

View Postmhbell, on 19 April 2019 - 12:09 PM, said:

Eric I've been building computers since 1993 and have done hundreds of bios updates.

You are DA' MAN, Mel! I never had the intestinal fortitude to attempt a BIOS upgrade. I did do one on my router once... terrifying. ;)

View Postebrke, on 19 April 2019 - 03:36 PM, said:

I literally held my breath until it had completed.

Fortunately for you, that didn't take too long. ;)

I have always upgraded the bios on every single device that I have owned or used.

That is literally one of the first things that I do when troubleshooting.
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:37 PM

You're just a masochist. I bet you like Gentoo. ;)
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:42 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 19 April 2019 - 11:37 PM, said:

You're just a masochist. I bet you like Gentoo. ;)

Nah I just do not like bugs, especially when they have already been fixed. This is what most computer engineers and technicians do.
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:59 AM

Yes, I've been a technician all my life in one form or another. That's what I do... fix stuff. :)
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