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    Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    I have a Pangolin Laptop that had gotten kind of old and at some point the display just stopped turning on. At the time I was too busy to tinker with it and it literally went in a closet and didn't get touched for a very long time. I just moved and just for giggles, because I found it while moving, I decided to plug it in and see if it would power up. It did for a short period of time and then the display just gets these large boxes/lines all down the screen and locks up (which is better than the nothing that used to appear on the screen). I managed to get into recovery mode, reset my password (which I had forgotten) and lower the display resolution. It seems like since I did that it's staying on more consistently. Just off of the top of my head I would guess there's something wrong with the video card. Does anyone know if this is replaceable? I believe this has an old AMD video card in it which is probably going to have issues as soon as it starts trying to run the zillion updates it hasn't had a chance to run since it's been powered down for a couple years.

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    Re: Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    Quote Originally Posted by stangdaman View Post
    Just off of the top of my head I would guess there's something wrong with the video card. Does anyone know if this is replaceable?
    Unlikely.

    First let's see the hardware details. Please run
    Code:
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    and post lshw.txt in CODE tags.
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    Re: Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Unlikely.

    First let's see the hardware details. Please run
    Code:
    sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt
    and post lshw.txt in CODE tags.

    Code:
    computer
        description: Laptop
        product: Pangolin Performance ()
        vendor: System76, Inc.
        version: panp7
        serial: [REMOVED]
        width: 64 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.6 dmi-2.6 vsyscall32
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=laptop uuid=[REMOVED]
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           physical id: 0
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
              physical id: 0
              version: CALPELLACRB.86C.0000.X.0000000000
              date: 03/18/2010
              size: 118KiB
              capacity: 4032KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot acpi usb agp biosbootspecification
         *-board UNCLAIMED
              description: Motherboard
              product: W76x/M77xCUH
              vendor: CLEVO
              physical id: 2
              version: Not Applicable
              serial: [REMOVED]
              slot: Not Applicable
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU       M 520  @ 2.40GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: Genuine Intel(R) CPU
              slot: CPU 1
              size: 1199MHz
              capacity: 3200MHz
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 133MHz
              capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes lahf_lm ida arat dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid cpufreq
              configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=4
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 5
                 slot: L1 Cache
                 size: 32KiB
                 capacity: 32KiB
                 capabilities: asynchronous internal write-through data
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 6
                 slot: L2 Cache
                 size: 256KiB
                 capacity: 1MiB
                 capabilities: burst internal write-through unified
            *-cache:2
                 description: L3 cache
                 physical id: 7
                 slot: L3 Cache
                 size: 3MiB
                 capacity: 8MiB
                 capabilities: burst internal write-back
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 13
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 6GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
                 product: M471B5273BH1-CH9
                 vendor: Samsung
                 physical id: 0
                 serial: [REMOVED]
                 slot: M1
                 size: 4GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
            *-bank:1
                 description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
                 product: JM1333KSU-2G
                 vendor: AMD
                 physical id: 1
                 serial: [REMOVED]
                 slot: M2
                 size: 2GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
            *-bank:2
                 description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous [empty]
                 physical id: 2
                 slot: M3
            *-bank:3
                 description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous [empty]
                 physical id: 3
                 slot: M4
         *-pci:0
              description: Host bridge
              product: Core Processor DRAM Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 12
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
                 version: 12
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:40 ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:cfe00000-cfefffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
               *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v]
                    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    version: 00
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
                    resources: irq:45 memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:2000(size=256) memory:cfef0000-cfefffff memory:cfe00000-cfe1ffff
               *-multimedia
                    description: Audio device
                    product: RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series]
                    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                    physical id: 0.1
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.1
                    version: 00
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                    resources: irq:47 memory:cfeec000-cfeeffff
            *-communication
                 description: Communication controller
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 16
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
                 version: 06
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=mei_me latency=0
                 resources: irq:42 memory:f0704000-f070400f
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1a
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 memory:f0706000-f07063ff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Audio device
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1b
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
                 version: 06
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                 resources: irq:44 memory:f0700000-f0703fff
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:16 ioport:5000(size=4096) memory:c0100000-c02fffff ioport:c0300000(size=2097152)
            *-pci:2
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:17 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:f0200000-f02fffff ioport:f0000000(size=2097152)
            *-pci:3
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.2
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:6000(size=4096) memory:f0300000-f03fffff ioport:c0500000(size=2097152)
               *-network
                    description: Wireless interface
                    product: Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak]
                    vendor: Intel Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
                    logical name: wlan0
                    version: 34
                    serial: [REMOVED]
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.13.0-87-generic firmware=18.168.6.1 ip=[REMOVED] latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
                    resources: irq:43 memory:f0300000-f0301fff
            *-pci:4
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.3
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:19 ioport:4000(size=4096) memory:f0400000-f04fffff ioport:c0700000(size=2097152)
               *-generic:0
                    description: System peripheral
                    product: SD/MMC Host Controller
                    vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
                    version: 80
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=0
                    resources: irq:16 memory:f0404000-f04040ff
               *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
                    description: SD Host controller
                    product: Standard SD Host Controller
                    vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                    physical id: 0.2
                    bus info: pci@0000:07:00.2
                    version: 80
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi cap_list
                    configuration: latency=0
                    resources: memory:f0405000-f04050ff
               *-generic:2
                    description: System peripheral
                    product: MS Host Controller
                    vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                    physical id: 0.3
                    bus info: pci@0000:07:00.3
                    version: 80
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=jmb38x_ms latency=0
                    resources: irq:17 memory:f0406000-f04060ff
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                    vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                    physical id: 0.5
                    bus info: pci@0000:07:00.5
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 03
                    serial: [REMOVED]
                    size: 10Mbit/s
                    capacity: 1Gbit/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm pciexpress msix msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=jme driverversion=1.0.8 duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
                    resources: irq:46 memory:f0400000-f0403fff ioport:4400(size=128) ioport:4000(size=256)
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
                 resources: irq:23 memory:f0707000-f07073ff
            *-pci:5
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: a6
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: HM55 Chipset LPC Interface Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
                 resources: irq:0
            *-storage
                 description: SATA controller
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
                 resources: irq:41 ioport:1830(size=8) ioport:1824(size=4) ioport:1828(size=8) ioport:1820(size=4) ioport:1800(size=32) memory:f0708000-f07087ff
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
                 version: 06
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: memory:f0709000-f07090ff ioport:1840(size=32)
         *-pci:1
              description: Host bridge
              product: Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 101
              bus info: pci@0000:ff:00.0
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:2
              description: Host bridge
              product: Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 102
              bus info: pci@0000:ff:00.1
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:3
              description: Host bridge
              product: Core Processor QPI Link 0
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 103
              bus info: pci@0000:ff:02.0
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:4
              description: Host bridge
              product: 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor QPI Physical 0
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 104
              bus info: pci@0000:ff:02.1
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:5
              description: Host bridge
              product: 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 105
              bus info: pci@0000:ff:02.2
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:6
              description: Host bridge
              product: 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 106
              bus info: pci@0000:ff:02.3
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 1
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: INTEL SSDSA2M080
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: 2CV1
                 serial: [REMOVED]
                 size: 74GiB (80GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000e72df
               *-volume:0
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: [REMOVED]
                    size: 68GiB
                    capacity: 68GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2014-11-13 09:42:59 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2018-08-08 20:31:24 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2018-08-08 20:33:09 state=mounted
               *-volume:1
                    description: Extended partition
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    size: 6004MiB
                    capacity: 6004MiB
                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                  *-logicalvolume
                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                       physical id: 5
                       logical name: /dev/sda5
                       capacity: 6004MiB
                       capabilities: nofs
         *-scsi:1
              physical id: 3
              logical name: scsi1
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD-RAM writer
                 product: CDDVDW TS-L633C
                 vendor: TSSTcorp
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: TM01
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
      *-power UNCLAIMED
           description: To Be Defined By O.E.M
           product: To Be Defined By O.E.M
           vendor: To Be Defined By O.E.M
           physical id: 1
           version: 2.50
           serial: [REMOVED]
           capacity: 32768mWh

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    Re: Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    Yes, I see what you mean by an old install. The hardware looks strong, though.

    Before suspecting hardware errors I suggest that you try a fresh install of 18.04.1, not an in-place upgrade, for example Xubuntu if speed is a priority.
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    Re: Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    Cool, I'll give it a try. Not going to struggle to find drivers for the AMD video card? I did find an answer to the question of whether I can replace that and it is no in case anyone else is looking. Looks like it's soldered to the motherboard.

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    Re: Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    Quote Originally Posted by stangdaman View Post
    Not going to struggle to find drivers for the AMD video card?
    Correct. There is only one set of drivers for your graphics processor and it's the open source Radeon driver which will be installed by default.

    AMD has come a long way providing good open source drivers and even if other drivers were available I would normally not consider switching.
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    Re: Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    Went to do this and had trouble with the version of Ubuntu I had on my thumb drive. I'm fairly certain is more the program I used to set it up but I went to System76's site and downloaded Etcher and since I got that as a suggestion from them I installed PopOS too and it seems to have resolved the issues. I'm sure if I'd gone with just a regular install of Ubuntu it would have done the same thing but since that's working I guess I'll stick with it for now. Thanks for the help. Thought I had tried that but it's been a while so maybe not.

    https://support.system76.com/articles/live-disk/

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    Re: Resurrecting My Old Panp7

    Good, then please mark the thread solved.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
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