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#1 2022-07-26 09:08:44

naejgz
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Registered: 2022-07-26
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Black desktop out of standby

Hello world

Computer Lenovo x200s     (very old machine)
Linux Fedora 35
Desktops xfce and mate    (light desktops for old computers)

I have the following Problem. On a wake up from standby, the desktop gets black and all icons are lost.

I have to run the command "xfdesktop" to restart it.

Any idea to make it better ?

Bye

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#2 2022-07-26 10:37:58

ToZ
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

Hello and welcome.

Which version of Xfce and xfdesktop are you running?

Is there anything in your logs about xfdesktop crashing during the suspend/resume cycle? If not, try this in a terminal window:

xfdesktop -Q && xfdesktop -e

...and do a suspend/resume cycle. On resume, post the output from the terminal window.

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#3 2022-07-26 12:25:54

naejgz
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

hello
xfce version : 4.16

xfdesktop comand

[jean@fedora ~]$ xfdesktop -Q && xfdesktop -e
DBG[xfdesktop-common.c:324] xfdesktop_debug_set(): debugging enabled
DBG[xfdesktop-application.c:588] cb_wait_for_window_manager_destroyed(): found window manager after 1 tries
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1780] xfce_desktop_set_single_workspace_mode(): single_workspace_mode now TRUE
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:213] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): dividing by PANGO_SCALE
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:216] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): system font size is 10,00000
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2049] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell spacing is 2
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2050] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell padding is 6
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2051] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell text width proportion is 1,900000
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2052] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): ellipsize icon label is true
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2053] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): tooltip size is -1
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2054] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): label radius is 4,000000
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2293] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'old_Fedora' to position (0,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2293] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'Volume de 73 Go' to position (1,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2293] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'Corbeille' to position (2,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-thumbnailer.c:310] xfdesktop_thumbnailer_queue_thumbnail(): file: / not supported
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2293] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'Système de fichiers' to position (3,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-thumbnailer.c:310] xfdesktop_thumbnailer_queue_thumbnail(): file: /home/jean not supported
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2293] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'Répertoire personnel' to position (4,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2808] xfdesktop_setup_grids(): CELL_SIZE=103,200, TEXT_WIDTH=91,200, ICON_SIZE=48
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2809] xfdesktop_setup_grids(): grid size is 7x12
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2822] xfdesktop_setup_grids(): created grid_layout with 84 positions
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2996] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_files_ready(): got a GFileInfo: cours particuliers tango.odt
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2293] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'cours particuliers tango.odt' to position (5,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2996] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_files_ready(): got a GFileInfo: notes.txt
DBG[xfdesktop-thumbnailer.c:310] xfdesktop_thumbnailer_queue_thumbnail(): file: /home/jean/Bureau/notes.txt not supported
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2293] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'notes.txt' to position (6,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:329] xfce_workspace_monitors_changed(): Adding workspace 0 backdrop 0
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:630] xfce_workspace_connect_backdrop_settings(): prefix string: /backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace0/
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:329] xfce_workspace_monitors_changed(): Adding workspace 1 backdrop 0
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:630] xfce_workspace_connect_backdrop_settings(): prefix string: /backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace1/
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:329] xfce_workspace_monitors_changed(): Adding workspace 2 backdrop 0
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:630] xfce_workspace_connect_backdrop_settings(): prefix string: /backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace2/
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:329] xfce_workspace_monitors_changed(): Adding workspace 3 backdrop 0
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:630] xfce_workspace_connect_backdrop_settings(): prefix string: /backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace3/
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1544] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 1, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 4
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:759] workspace_changed_cb(): current_workspace 0, new_workspace 0
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1544] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 1, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 4
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1544] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 1, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 4
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:538] backdrop_changed_cb(): monitor x 0, y 0, width 1280, height 800
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1544] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 1, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 4
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1544] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 1, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 4
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1544] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 1, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 4
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1544] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 1, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 4
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:538] backdrop_changed_cb(): monitor x 0, y 0, width 1280, height 800
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2049] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell spacing is 2
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2050] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell padding is 6
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2051] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell text width proportion is 1,900000
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2052] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): ellipsize icon label is true
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2053] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): tooltip size is -1
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2054] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): label radius is 4,000000
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2049] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell spacing is 2
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2050] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell padding is 6
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2051] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): cell text width proportion is 1,900000
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2052] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): ellipsize icon label is true
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2053] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): tooltip size is -1
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2054] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_updated(): label radius is 4,000000
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:213] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): dividing by PANGO_SCALE
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:216] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): system font size is 10,00000
DBG[xfdesktop-thumbnailer.c:551] xfdesktop_thumbnailer_thumbnail_ready_dbus(): thumbnail-ready src: /home/jean/Bureau/cours particuliers tango.odt thumbnail: /home/jean/.cache/thumbnails/large/71a30e4ddda7ca50422813b51a3b2f25.png
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2300] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): icon 'SAMSUNG Android' didn't have a previous position
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:3931] xfdesktop_icon_view_icon_find_position(): old position didn't exist or isn't free, got (0,1) instead
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:1962] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_save_icons(): saving to: /home/jean/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons.screen0-1264x757.rc
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2911] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_metadata_changed(): metadata file changed event
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2911] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_metadata_changed(): metadata file changed event

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Last edited by KBar (2022-07-26 12:33:12)

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#4 2022-07-26 12:33:03

naejgz
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

I also have an x.session-errors.old file that tells this

/usr/bin/iceauth:  creating new authority file /run/user/1000/ICEauthority
xfce4-session-Message: 11:01:41.392: SSH authentication agent is already running

** (xfce4-power-manager:1213): WARNING **: 11:01:43.448: Failed to get name owner: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: The name does not have an owner


** (xfce4-power-manager:1213): WARNING **: 11:01:43.451: Failed to get name owner: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: The name does not have an owner


(xfce4-power-manager:1213): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 11:01:43.703: ../gobject/gsignal.c:2614: signal 'Changed' is invalid for instance '0x5602319c6930' of type 'GDBusProxy'

(xfce4-power-manager:1213): xfce4-power-manager-WARNING **: 11:01:44.007: could not map keysym 1008ffa8 to keycode


** (xfce4-power-manager:1213): WARNING **: 11:01:44.118: No outputs have backlight property
xfce4-power-manager-Message: 11:01:44.332: Set kernel brightness switch to 0

(xfce4-power-manager:1213): xfce4-power-manager-WARNING **: 11:01:44.348: Failed to get keyboard max brightness level : GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: L’objet n’existe pas à l’emplacement « /org/freedesktop/UPower/KbdBacklight »
Failed to rename ‘/home/jean/.abrt/spool’ to ‘/home/jean/.cache/abrt/spool’: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
vmware-user: could not open /proc/fs/vmblock/dev
Error: /usr/bin/vmtoolsd must be run inside a virtual machine on a VMware hypervisor product.
failure fixing /home/jean/snap permissions: cannot restrict user snap home dir "/home/jean/snap": chmod /home/jean/snap: operation not permitted

** (xfce4-screensaver:1321): WARNING **: 11:01:46.282: économiseur d’écran déjà lancé dans cette session
Tracker-Message: 11:01:46.506: Initializing...
Tracker-Message: 11:01:46.569: Retrieving and scheduling feeds...
Tracker-Message: 11:01:46.711: No feeds set up, nothing more to do

(wrapper-2.0:1229): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: 11:01:47.013: g_file_new_for_path: assertion 'path != NULL' failed

(wrapper-2.0:1229): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: 11:01:47.014: g_file_monitor_file: assertion 'G_IS_FILE (file)' failed

(wrapper-2.0:1229): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 11:01:47.014: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(wrapper-2.0:1229): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:01:47.014: g_signal_connect_data: assertion 'G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(wrapper-2.0:1229): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:01:47.014: Attempting to add a widget with type GtkToggleButton to a container of type XfcePanelPlugin, but the widget is already inside a container of type XfcePanelPlugin, please remove the widget from its existing container first.

** (wrapper-2.0:1227): WARNING **: 11:01:47.214: No outputs have backlight property

(wrapper-2.0:1222): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:01:48.114: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PulseaudioButton)

(wrapper-2.0:1229): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:01:48.499: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner GtkToggleButton)

(wrapper-2.0:1227): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:01:48.529: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PowerManagerButton)

(Thunar:1203): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 11:05:27.757: invalid uninstantiatable type 'void' in cast to 'GObject'

(Thunar:1203): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:05:27.757: g_object_set_qdata: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
libva info: VA-API version 1.13.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/iHD_drv_video.so
libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/i965_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_12
failed to open /usr/lib64/dri/hybrid_drv_video.so
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
Missing chrome or resource URL: resource://gre/modules/UpdateListener.jsm
Missing chrome or resource URL: resource://gre/modules/UpdateListener.sys.mjs
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
Missing chrome or resource URL: resource://gre/modules/UpdateListener.jsm
Missing chrome or resource URL: resource://gre/modules/UpdateListener.sys.mjs
xfce4-power-manager-Message: 11:29:33.922: Restored brightness switch value to: 1

(xfce4-power-manager:1213): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:29:33.925: A floating object was finalized. This means that someone
called g_object_unref() on an object that had only a floating
reference; the initial floating reference is not owned by anyone
and must be removed with g_object_ref_sink().

(xfce4-power-manager:1213): GLib-CRITICAL **: 11:29:33.926: Source ID 215 was not found when attempting to remove it

Last edited by KBar (2022-07-26 12:34:33)

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#5 2022-07-26 12:33:55

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Re: Black desktop out of standby

Please, use code tags for terminal output or source code. Link to instructions can be found below your reply box.

Last edited by KBar (2022-07-26 12:40:53)


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#6 2022-07-26 12:56:15

ToZ
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

There is nothing in either of those logs to indicate an xfdesktop crash. Is there maybe something in the journal:

journalctl | grep xfdesktop

Also, what video card and driver do you have/are you using?

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#7 2022-07-26 13:40:05

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Re: Black desktop out of standby

Linux supports two suspend modes primarily: suspend to disk, also known as hibernate, and suspend to memory, also known as sleep. Could you determine which one you're using?

There is a likelihood that you don't have enough swap to power on from hibernate. Could you also run

xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop --list --verbose

after waking up from hibernate?


Remember to edit the subject of your topic to include the [SOLVED] tag once you're satisfied with the answers or have found a solution (in which case, don't forget to share it as well), so that other members of the community can quickly refer to it and save their time. Pretty please! tongue

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#8 2022-07-27 08:42:23

naejgz
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

ToZ wrote:

There is nothing in either of those logs to indicate an xfdesktop crash. Is there maybe something in the journal:

journalctl | grep xfdesktop

Also, what video card and driver do you have/are you using?

Yes it does not crash every time, I will post again on next crash the result of

 xfdesktop -Q && xfdesktop -e 

Result of

journalctl | grep xfdesktop
[jean@fedora ~]$ journalctl | grep xfdesktop
juin 08 11:09:44 fedora dbus-daemon[3057]: [session uid=1000 pid=3055] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.thumbnails.Thumbnailer1' requested by ':1.27' (uid=1000 pid=3273 comm="xfdesktop " label="unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
juin 08 11:14:51 fedora dbus-daemon[4750]: [session uid=1000 pid=4748] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.thumbnails.Thumbnailer1' requested by ':1.27' (uid=1000 pid=4966 comm="xfdesktop --display :1.0 --sm-client-id 2ce54b2f7-" label="unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
juil. 02 16:33:16 fedora dbus-daemon[1787]: [session uid=1000 pid=1785] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.thumbnails.Thumbnailer1' requested by ':1.27' (uid=1000 pid=2004 comm="xfdesktop --display :1.0 --sm-client-id 2ce54b2f7-" label="unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
juil. 02 16:33:17 fedora dbus-daemon[1787]: [session uid=1000 pid=1785] Activating service name='org.gtk.vfs.Metadata' requested by ':1.27' (uid=1000 pid=2004 comm="xfdesktop --display :1.0 --sm-client-id 2ce54b2f7-" label="unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
  

My hardware information

[jean@fedora ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset MEI Controller (rev 07)
00:03.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset AMT SOL Redirection (rev 07)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 2 port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection

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#9 2022-07-27 09:09:24

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Re: Black desktop out of standby

KBar wrote:

Linux supports two suspend modes primarily: suspend to disk, also known as hibernate, and suspend to memory, also known as sleep. Could you determine which one you're using?

There is a likelihood that you don't have enough swap to power on from hibernate. Could you also run

xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop --list --verbose

after waking up from hibernate?

Hello
I had the swap problem months ago, this was easy to solve because the computer said something like " not enough disk space for deep sleep"

The problem is with suspend to memory, usualy I just fold the screen down and in some situations it will not restart well.
First I loose the desktop, then if I do not restart the desktop on many wake up,I will loose the X to close an active window and the top bar with the application menu.

xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop --list --verbose

gives

[jean@fedora ~]$ xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop --list --verbose
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace0/color-style  0
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace0/image-style  0
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace0/last-image   /usr/share/backgrounds/images/default.png
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace0/rgba1        <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace1/color-style  0
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace1/image-style  5
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace1/last-image   /usr/share/backgrounds/images/default.png
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace2/color-style  0
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace2/image-style  5
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace2/last-image   /usr/share/backgrounds/images/default.png
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace3/color-style  0
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace3/image-style  5
/backdrop/screen0/monitorLVDS-1/workspace3/last-image   /usr/share/backgrounds/images/default.png
/last/window-height                                     558
/last/window-width                                      777
[jean@fedora ~]$ 

thanks for your help

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#10 2022-07-27 10:50:32

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Re: Black desktop out of standby

Suspend to memory could also malfunction if there isn't enough of it. Could you please share the output of the following command?

lshw -C memory

Also, try running the aforementioned xfconf-query command when there are irregularities after waking up. Listing some, or ideally all, of the symptoms would be of tremendous help in determining the exact cause.

Last edited by KBar (2022-07-27 15:41:16)


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#11 2022-07-27 13:18:01

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Re: Black desktop out of standby

KBar wrote:

Suspend to memory could also malfunction if there isn't enough of it. Could you please share the output of the following command?

lshw -C memory

Also, try running the aforementioned xfconf-query command when there are irregularities after waking up. Listing some, or ideally all, of symptoms would be of tremendous help in determining the exact cause.

I get this

[jean@fedora ~]$ lshw -C memory
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
  *-memory                  
       description: System memory
       physical id: 0
       size: 2GiB
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
[jean@fedora ~]$ sudo lshw -C memory
  *-firmware                
       description: BIOS
       vendor: LENOVO
       physical id: 0
       version: 6DET72WW (3.22 )
       date: 10/25/2012
       size: 128KiB
       capacity: 8MiB
       capabilities: pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd acpi usb biosbootspecification
  *-cache:0
       description: L1 cache
       physical id: a
       slot: Internal L1 Cache
       size: 64KiB
       capacity: 64KiB
       capabilities: synchronous internal write-back instruction
       configuration: level=1
  *-cache:1
       description: L2 cache
       physical id: c
       slot: Internal L2 Cache
       size: 6MiB
       capacity: 6MiB
       capabilities: burst internal write-back unified
       configuration: level=2
  *-cache
       description: L1 cache
       physical id: b
       slot: Internal L1 Cache
       size: 64KiB
       capacity: 64KiB
       capabilities: synchronous internal write-back data
       configuration: level=1
  *-memory
       description: System Memory
       physical id: 20
       slot: System board or motherboard
       size: 2GiB
     *-bank:0
          description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1066 MHz (0,9 ns)
          product: M471B5673EH1-CF8
          vendor: Samsung
          physical id: 0
          serial: 84C0FE4E
          slot: DIMM 1
          size: 2GiB
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 1066MHz (0.9ns)
     *-bank:1
          description: SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous 1066 MHz (0,9 ns) [empty]
          physical id: 1
          slot: DIMM 2
          clock: 1066MHz (0.9ns)
[jean@fedora ~]$ 

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#12 2022-07-27 15:24:38

KBar
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

Yeah, 2 gigs of RAM may not be enough. What kind of programs do you usually use before suspending your system?


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#13 2022-07-27 16:02:54

naejgz
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Registered: 2022-07-26
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

KBar wrote:

Yeah, 2 gigs of RAM may not be enough. What kind of programs do you usually use before suspending your system?

hello
It is a small machine used to travel. It is mainly web activity, the heavier activity is Netflix or other video websites.

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#14 2022-07-27 16:58:39

KBar
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Re: Black desktop out of standby

I see.

I have two suggestions:

  1. Install earlyoom and configure it. Next, make sure you have zswap enabled and configured. In my /etc/default/grub, I set it to the following parameters:

    swapaccount=1 zswap.enabled=1 zswap.max_pool_percent=30 zswap.accept_threshold_percent=80

    Obviously, you are going to have to read some guides and tweak the numbers and maybe even enable other parameters.

  2. If they partly solve your problem, consider adding another memory module. This would be the most optimal and long-term solution.

Note that the first option won't magically fix everything. 2 gigs is still an insufficient amount and it's best to increase it up to at least 4 anyway.

Anything else is out of Xfce's scope.


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