I’ve installed ParrotOS 4.10 on a Dell Latitude 7280 (Installed via GTK Installer, Installer, and Live. Tried all 3) and I’m getting a bunch of freezing on the login screen or shortly after I login. From the research I’ve done and other trial/error I’ve ALMOST come to the conclusion that the issue is driver related, but I’m not 100% on it.
If I use the built-in nouveau OFF option in Grub it seems the freezing goes away for a while, but eventually comes back which has me very confused. I’ve followed the Bumblebee tutorial minus installing Bumblebee because I don’t think it’s needed in my case and I don’t want extra software installed that I won’t utilize. This helped but ultimately resulted in freezing again. If Bumblebee is really needed please let me know and I can give it a try.
Since I can’t do much work in the DE, I’ve tried blacklisting the open source Nvidia drivers and updating the proprietary Nvidia drivers, but I still experience freezing after this. I also ran apt remove --purge nvidia* and reinstalled via apt install nvidia-driver and that didn’t help either. This is why I’m a little confused and why I’m not 100% on this being a driver issue.
I ran MemTest on my laptop and it came back clean, so no issues there. I’ve also ran the built-in Dell Diagnostics and nothing came back on my SSD. Lastly, I’ve used badblocks in recovery mode to scan for bad blocks in my SSD and no errors came up. Again, this makes me lean more towards the issue being driver related.
Any suggestions or help with this?