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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006307Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-07-12 11:55
ReporterX0RW3LL Assigned To 
PriorityhighSeveritycrashReproducibilitysometimes
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006307: Complete system freeze on HDMI connection prior to bootup
DescriptionSystem freezes completely if an external monitor is connected to HDMI before booting up.
The system works, however, if HDMI is plugged in after booting up. However, Kali doesn't pick up the external display right away; I'd have to switch of the laptop's built-in display first so that the external monitor gets detected, or plug in/unplug the charger.

I'm using an ASUS TUF FX505DU_FX95DU
P.s I don't have the NVIDIA driver installed since it drains the battery more than HDMI connection already does (1 hour battery life with minimal use)

Below is the output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Root Complex
00:00.2 IOMMU: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 IOMMU
00:01.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-1fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:01.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 PCIe GPP Bridge [6:0]
00:01.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 PCIe GPP Bridge [6:0]
00:01.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 PCIe GPP Bridge [6:0]
00:01.7 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 PCIe GPP Bridge [6:0]
00:08.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-1fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:08.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus A
00:08.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 61)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 51)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 5
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 6
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 7
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
01:00.2 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 USB 3.1 Host Controller (rev a1)
01:00.3 Serial bus controller [0c80]: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 [GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
03:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Intel Corporation SSD 660P Series (rev 03)
04:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Picasso (rev c1)
05:00.2 Encryption controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) Platform Security Processor
05:00.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven USB 3.1
05:00.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven USB 3.1
05:00.6 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller
06:00.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 61)
Steps To ReproducePlug in an external monitor via HDMI before bootup
After login, start any application/web browser
Right-click on Desktop (this is usually when system freezes up)
Or enter an invalid command on terminal
Additional InformationThere's no rock-solid step that causes the system to freeze up, but I do know it always happens if HDMI is hooked in before powering on the laptop

Activities

X0RW3LL

2020-06-24 11:43

reporter   ~0012981

Any updates on here? Any specific logs I should be providing?

X0RW3LL

2020-07-12 11:55

reporter   ~0013080

[Update] I've found a workaround where I enabled automatic login in /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf

This issue has been around since kernel 5.5 through 5.7, and that's the only workaround I could think of.
I think it has to do with the switch from the login screen to the gdm3 session
I tried going through ~/.xsession-errors but I couldn't find anything that alludes to what the actual issue is.
Also, audio would still be running fine from a Youtube video, but the entire screen and inputs completely froze; you wouldn't be able to switch to a tty-2 or anything—only sysrq reisub

Thought I'd leave this here if anyone encounters the same problem.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-04-18 21:49 X0RW3LL New Issue
2020-06-24 11:43 X0RW3LL Note Added: 0012981
2020-07-12 11:55 X0RW3LL Note Added: 0013080