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Yesterday I experienced some troubles with my ubuntu installation. After reset, my system didn't start lightDM, all I saw was a black screen. I then logged in via ctrl + alt + F1 to terminal and saw I'm getting the following error:

mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.

I then followed instructions found here. That kinda solved my problem, but I'm still getting errors. I had some problems with the mouse jumping around. I then changed my desktop manager to KDM. But I'm not sure if this solved the problem or just the reboot.. Anyway it seems to be working now, but i still get some errors, I don't know how to fix. Here are the final few lines of dmesg:

[  280.812017] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.
[  280.812025] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
[  286.824027] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.
[  286.824035] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
[  292.836014] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.
[  292.836022] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
[  298.848019] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.
[  298.848026] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
[  304.860016] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.
[  304.860024] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
[  310.872015] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.
[  310.872023] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
[  369.179907] show_signal_msg: 99 callbacks suppressed
[  369.179912] chromium-browse[2938]: segfault at 30 ip ad3106d4 sp bfd30160 error 4 in fglrx_dri.so[ac62f000+22d7000]
[  378.472980] chromium-browse[3061]: segfault at 30 ip ad2a86d4 sp bfce8960 error 4 in fglrx_dri.so[ac5c7000+22d7000]
[  381.473299] chromium-browse[3086]: segfault at 30 ip ad3106d4 sp bfee6e50 error 4 in fglrx_dri.so[ac62f000+22d7000]
[  550.590999] perf samples too long (2502 > 2500), lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample_rate to 50000
[  702.692066] init: tty1 main process ended, respawning

Does anyone have some idea, what is going on? Any help would be much appreciated! I have ubuntu 13.10 installed, fully updated (I think).

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
GPU: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series]

By the way, I have kubuntu-desktop package installed.

  • Do you need those mei features? I would just blacklist the mei_me module. – falconer Feb 12 '14 at 15:24
  • I don't know exactly...its some Intel thingy, I can disable the function in BIOS...but I would rather fix it – Alko Feb 15 '14 at 12:38
  • What I know about it is that it is some kind of remote management function used by sysadmins. (It can also be a new attack vector for the PRISM program.) I turned it of on all of my machines which has this feature, because I will never need it. – falconer Feb 15 '14 at 12:42
  • Information about the driver involved: kernel.org/doc/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei.txt – Mark Feb 19 '14 at 9:09
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    "sudo rmmod mei_me mei" unloads the driver and will stop the mei_me messages (from bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1196155) – Mark Feb 19 '14 at 9:23
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OK, so after checking what this module does I have decided to just disable it, since I will probably not need it anyway. The solution was to add blacklist mei_me at the end of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file:

# Intel VPRO remote access technology driver
blacklist mei_me
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    I came here searching to find out what mei_me does... it would be nice if you included the information. – Alex D Mar 13 '15 at 8:26
  • read the comments – Alko Mar 13 '15 at 8:53
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It looks like, that there is problem with not supported AMT version. I need and use 3.0 At this site https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/509689 told that first supported version is 6. After researching i find out that i don't need it and blacklisted it, don't loosing anything important for me.

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