I installed elementary a couple of weeks ago, and I noticed that when I clicked on shutdown in the menu, the screen would turn black, the system wouldn't respond and I would have to press the power button for the machine to be turned off.

After some digging I got into this site for systemd debugging, tried everything and nothing really happend so it may be a Kernel bug.

How can I troubleshoot this? Some more digging got me thinking it could be my hardware drivers on the kernel, is there anyway to solve this? I'll post my hardware if it's any help.

  • Ryzen 3 3200g
  • Msi b450m pro-m2 max
  • 2x8gb T-Force 3200mhz ram
  • 480gb WD SSD
  • Evga 500w
  • Grub dualboot Windows10

Thanks in advance.

  • What errors shows command in terminal: sudo update-initramfs -u? Can you paste them into pastebin and provide a link to your paste?
    – Sysadmin
    Jun 11, 2020 at 19:08
  • pastebin @Sysadmin
    – Cote Runin
    Jun 13, 2020 at 15:11
  • Thanks I will look for the firmware and provide a complete solution.
    – Sysadmin
    Jun 13, 2020 at 15:41

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How to upgrade Elementary OS to the newest kernel.

Install necessary packages
sudo apt-get install build-essential libncurses-dev bison flex libssl-dev libelf-dev
To check hardware
sudo lspci
To check missing firmware
sudo update-initramfs -u
Make directories for firmware and kernel
mkdir /home/username/Downloads/amdgpu
mkdir /home/username/Downloads/kernel
To get rid of missing firmware errors for amdgpu
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/amdgpu/vega20_ta.bin for module amdgpu ####
Download amdgpu
cd /home/username/Downloads/amdgpu
wget https://github.com/M-Bab/linux-kernel-amdgpu-binaries/files/4124959/firmware-radeon-ucode-rock_2.110_all.deb.zip
unzip firmware-radeon-ucode-rock_2.110_all.deb.zip
sudo dpkg -i firmware-radeon-ucode-rock_2.110_all.deb

Source: https://github.com/M-Bab/linux-kernel-amdgpu-binaries/issues/82

Download kernel 5.7.0
cd /home/username/Downloads/kernel
wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/linux-5.7.tar.xz
tar -xf linux-5.7.tar.xz
cd linux-5.7
cp -v /boot/config-$(uname -r) .config
make menuconfig 

save config and then exit -> See source: https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/compiling-linux-kernel-26.html

Then you have to chosee between make -j 4 or make -j - explanation below

use 4 core/thread - if your processor have 4 cores
make -j 4
use 8 core/thread - if your processor have 8 cores
make -j 8
Install modules
sudo make modules_install 
compile the kernel
sudo make install 
Update init ram and filesystem
sudo update-initramfs -c -k 5.7.0
ignore these errors below, just because those three bin files are not made yet
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/amdgpu/navi12_ta.bin for module amdgpu
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/amdgpu/navi10_mes.bin for module amdgpu
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/amdgpu/navi12_dmcu.bin for module amdgpu
Update grub
sudo update-grub
Restart computer
sudo reboot
Check the kernel version
uname -mrs
To check missing firmware after compilation of new kernel
sudo update-initramfs -u
to check errors after reboot:
sudo journalctl -b
sudo dmesg

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