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[Update]: Any Linux kernel higher than 4.17 does not function on Ubuntu 18.10 on this machine (not also on 19.04). It makes Ubuntu freeze almost 10 second after login and nothing functions after that.

My machine is Asus Zenbook UX430UN. It has Windows 10 as the native OS. I installed Ubuntu 18.10 on it two months ago. It was functioning well. Then I wanted to increase the size of the disk, so I decided to install everything again. I installed windows again and shrank the disk in two parts and installed ubuntu 18.10 again. But this time when it comes up and I log into my account in Ubuntu, the fans turn on and spin so fast and also it stops working and hangs and I cannot open any applications. I installed it twice and cleaned all the SSD again and installed windows again and again Ubuntu. It was the same. Then I installed Ubuntu 18.04 and it functions well. Then I upgraded from that and again it stalls and stops working as soon as I go to my account. But today I boot it up not with kernel 4.18 and with 4.15 and it works well also with Linux 4.15. But I want to know why it does not work with Linux 4.18 anymore? If anyone knows what is it, what is the solution? how can I use Linux kernel 4.18 again?

Thank you so much.

  • What does uname -r report from the terminal? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Feb 2 '19 at 0:18
  • @WinEunuuchs2Unix Now that I boot with 4.15 it returns 4.15.0-45-generic But I cannot open even the terminal when I boot with the default kernel which is supposed to be 4.18 – horotat Feb 2 '19 at 0:24
  • What does ll /boot/vmlinuz-4.18* report? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Feb 2 '19 at 0:32
  • @WinEunuuchs2Unix unfortunately I just uninstalled 4.18 with UKUU before reading you comment. – horotat Feb 2 '19 at 0:41
  • Understood. There are 20 version of 4.18 and I was trying to narrow the problem down to a specific version of 4.18 for yourself and others. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Feb 2 '19 at 0:46
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You could try to use UKUU to remove the broken kernel and then reinstall it. Just make sure that you are not running the broken kernel or else it will not let you uninstall it.

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