Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby xenopeek on Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:48 pm

Same answer; read the section of my post I referred to.
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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby iCoach on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:40 pm

I can't wait to try those magnificient tips tonigt... I should have read this way before trying anything else (Yes, I'm that kind of guy...). I'm new to those "X" and Nvidia problems were not what I'm use to but I keep faith that learning news stuff always pay off :-)
it looks clear to me this will solve my issue so far, and I'll keep you posted with feedbacks that would help others once done.

Thanks for this great and clear toturial!!

(Next step for me, sharing files between My new Mint (Maya) and the GF's laptop Win8.1... pleasant nights to come!!)

*Edit: The "nomodeset xforcevvesa" worked, I updated the driver with the one the update manager suggested me, reboot and now I'm stuck in ttf1 mode... :-( I'll keep reading 'till I find a solution!

*Re-edit: For Nvidia GT 240, this worked for me:

Getting driver 304.xx through the ttf1 screen (where I'm stuck anyway) and be happy to see a beautyful screen working uder my GT 240:

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sudo mdm stop
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-304
sudo nividia-xconfig


Found on http://www.fandigital.com
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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby Gance on Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:00 am

THANKS guy.

I still have a problem: "nomodeset xforceversa" won't save... Every time I restart my computer my changhes are not saved anymore.
What can I do to solve this?
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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby xenopeek on Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:06 am

Read the post again. You have skipped over step 5. If you can't use your computer without "nomodeset xforceversa" then your driver isn't good enough and you need to install a different driver.
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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby crzesk8dad on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:30 am

stelil wrote:Just in case this helps someone from spending the hours I did looking around.. I have the issue where the Mint 14 live CD worked, install went OK but then on booting to HDD there was no grub menu and just a black screen and blinking cursor. Convinced it would be a graphics card thing I played around with editing grub with replacement to "no splash" but no joy.

Then I found an old post about mint 11 (I am trying to install mint 14) and xenopeek suggested boot-repair.

Original Post was
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=86258

And the solution that worked for me and got me into Mint 14 was to boot to a live CD, the run

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
sudo boot-repair


I just accepted the defaults when running the utility, it seemed to know exactly where my HDD was and fixed the grub on that /dev/sda.

I'm so happy

Thanks to whomever posted this. I did a clean install into my Dell Inspiron 1501, due to the XP shutdown decided to Linux Mint, as I can't afford a new laptop. The LiveDVD worked great, I installed it on to the harddrive, but then on reboot nothing but a black screen. After reading this, and inputing the "sudo" instructions above into the terminal mode, it ran, cleared up the boot problems and instructed me to reboot. I did and BOOM! I had Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon working like a champ.
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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby dupek on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:30 pm

I had that problem with 14, but since 16(Mate) I have no video problems. My laptop is Gateway NE71B. Does the AMD drivers had to do with keyboard problem?. Sometimes the keyboard do not boot and have to re-boot to get the keyboard working. No problem in win7 and Fedora(removed).
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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby Otto7 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:20 pm

I had no problems with booting before I changed settings to get a second monitor working on my laptop Dell D820. After a reboot, the booting stops always at checking battery state. I tried to get through with nomodeset... in grub but it changed nothing, what can I do?
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Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Postby siawacsh on Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:39 pm

My system is Quad core i7 with a single GForce GTX.

I have had no problems using and working with Olivia 15. When I tried to upgrade to Petra it would not boot. So I followed the above solution and managed to install the system using compatibility mode. It booted into desktop but the system froze. I could not click on anything. There was not pop up menu. After few minutes I got a black screen with some code. I rebooted and amended GRUB as instructed but this did not work. So I am going to install Mint 14 hoping this issue would be solved by the end of April when the support will run out.
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