16.04 sidebar,logout,shutdown icons fail after the latest update

Asked by SKCheng on 2018-01-04

After the latest update on Jan 04, the the desktop will restart whenever I move the cursor to the left sidebar. Logout and shutdown icons also fail. I have to use terminal commands to shutdown.

Ubuntu 16.04.3 64bit notebook Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset

(Jan07) Temp. solved the problem by installing and switching to FCE4 desktop.

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If you boot to an older kernel is it OK?

SKCheng (buymeeking) said : #2

The kernel version checked by uname is "4.10.0-42-generic #46~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 4 15:57:59 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux", which was updated in last month. No problem has been identified since that kernel update. I've autoremoved older kernel versions.

The mentioned problem starts today since a regular update. As I remember they include "Apport, Webkit, etc".

This is quite similar to issue by another user: https://askubuntu.com/questions/992041/launcher-and-alttab-crashes-desktop

Thanks

SKCheng (buymeeking) said : #3

I tried this but It didn't help:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-core
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Thx

SKCheng (buymeeking) said : #4

I also tried to re-install compiz and and reboot. Voila I got an error report about compiz which had been sent to Ubuntu automatically. Problem remains the same but no more error report generated.

SKCheng (buymeeking) said : #5

I just read other posts. Seems it's related to a MESA update on Jan 4.

Ubuntu 16.04.3 64bit on 3 computers:

1) Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset Display Mobile 4 Series : Affected on both older kernel & 4.13.26

2) Intel Atom N450 Intel NM10 Express Chipset Displat Intel GMA 3150 : no problem on older kernel & 4.13.26

3) Intel I3-7100 B250 Chipset Display Intel® HD Graphics 630 : no desktop problem on older kernel & 4.13.26. Intel AC7265 wifi occasionally stops responding w/o bug report and needs reboot.
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

I assume this is another occurrence of see Bug #1735594
Updated packages are available in xenial-proposed, waiting to be tested.

SKCheng (buymeeking) said : #7

Further info about the occasional stop of Intel AC7265 wifi. These info were captured before I reboot the computer.

restart networkmanager / ifconfig down up all could not solve it.

syslog: Jan 13 17:18:00 skc-B250C wpa_supplicant[995]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-FAILED ret=-100 retry=1

lshw:
           *-generic DISABLED
                description: Wireless interface
                product: Illegal Vendor ID
                vendor: Illegal Vendor ID
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                logical name: wlp1s0
                version: ff
                serial: a4:34:d9:6d:11:18
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: bus_master vga_palette cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.13.0-26-generic firmware=31.560484.0 latency=255 link=no maxlatency=255 mingnt=255 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:128 memory:df000000-df001fff

 Intel I3-7100 B250 Chipset Display Intel® HD Graphics 630

SKCheng (buymeeking) said : #8

Sorry it's intel AC 8260. This lshw is captured after reboot.

        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Sky Lake PCIe Controller (x16)
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:122 memory:df000000-df0fffff
           *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: Wireless 8260
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                logical name: wlp1s0
                version: 3a
                serial: a4:34:d9:6d:11:18
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.13.0-26-generic firmware=31.560484.0 ip=192.168.0.144 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:129 memory:df000000-df001fff

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