I installed Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 on a friends new laptop. It was working fine for sometime and then it started giving this pcie bus error.

Error : Pc import:0000e5 pcie bus error:severity corrected,type physical layer,id=00e5(receiver id)

(this keeps on repeating)


  • Asus x541u
  • intel i3 7th gen
  • Nvidia geforce 920mx
  • 4gb ddr4 ram

things i did:

  • dual booted it along side windows 10
  • normal installation
  • installed software from snapcraft and flathub store
  • installed on a partition of size 200gb roughly
  • wifi worked fine

    things I did while trying to fix it (didn't work):

  • edited /etc/default/grub by adding GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"with

    • pci=nomsi
    • pci=noaer
  • updated the graphics drivers to nvidia-driver-390
  • reinstalled Ubuntu
  • fixing broken packages from ubuntu recovery (it worked only once but started giving the same error from next boot)

I really don't want him to use windows and I have absolutely no idea how to fix this issue.

  • Did you install an Nvidia driver? – Pilot6 Jan 13 '20 at 16:34

I resolved the issue trying a former kernel: vmlinuz-4.15.0-43-generic

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