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February 4th, 2023 17:00

Problems booting Linux with kernel 6.1

I'm running Debian testing on XPS 15 (9500). Since the kernel 6.1, I'm having problems booting. GRUB loads fine, then it starts loading the kernel. There's a couple of screenfuls of boot-up messages (the ones starting with "[  OK  ]"), and then the screen clears, and goes black, with only a cursor in the top-left corner. And my laptop seems stuck.

It used to work with kernel 6.0, so it's probably something about the kernel. I'm wondering if anyone else noticed a similar problem?

February 5th, 2023 16:00

I just pulled the current package upgrades, and my kernel is:

$ uname -rv
6.1.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.8-1 (2023-01-29)

My laptop booted up fine this time, but I'll keep an eye on it.

Previously, I'd manage to boot by selecting the recovery mode in GRUB, and then asking the system to continue booting. I'm not sure what difference it meant specifically. I'm also not yet sure how reproducible the problem is. I'll update this post if I keep seeing this problem.

February 22nd, 2023 09:00

This still occasionally happens. The kernel version is still 6.1.0-3-amd64.

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