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KDE Mint 10 32 bit black screen when running install/livecd

Postby saghaulor on Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:00 am

I understand that there is a problem relating to this http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1614

I modified the boot parameter to
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i915.modeset=0
as I have integrated Intel graphics. There was a GUI for a second, but it informed me that I have to configure x. I instructed it to use default settings, and it once again complained about manually configuring x. Finally, it dropped the GUI and left me at a command prompt.

I would very much like to install 32bit KDE so that I do not have to worry about a lack of support for 64 bit packages and so that I can use KDE 4.6 and the new plasma activities.

Please advise.
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Re: KDE Mint 10 32 bit black screen when running install/liv

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:23 pm

Did you try to boot first without the modset option. The issue does not effect all systems with intel graphics.

Also, you quoted from a blog about LMDE, which has a different base than Mint 10 KDE. Not that your system running Mint 10 KDE is necessarily immune to the KMS/nomodeset issue. I had KMS problems on an old computer with an NVidia chipset and ATI graphics on an agp bus when I installed Mint 9 Gnome.
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Re: KDE Mint 10 32 bit black screen when running install/liv

Postby saghaulor on Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:02 pm

dawgdoc wrote:Did you try to boot first without the modset option. The issue does not effect all systems with intel graphics.

Also, you quoted from a blog about LMDE, which has a different base than Mint 10 KDE. Not that your system running Mint 10 KDE is necessarily immune to the KMS/nomodeset issue. I had KMS problems on an old computer with an NVidia chipset and ATI graphics on an agp bus when I installed Mint 9 Gnome.


I'll give it a shot with
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modeset
enabled, and report back. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: KDE Mint 10 32 bit black screen when running install/liv

Postby saghaulor on Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:14 pm

dawgdoc wrote:Did you try to boot first without the modset option. The issue does not effect all systems with intel graphics.

Also, you quoted from a blog about LMDE, which has a different base than Mint 10 KDE. Not that your system running Mint 10 KDE is necessarily immune to the KMS/nomodeset issue. I had KMS problems on an old computer with an NVidia chipset and ATI graphics on an agp bus when I installed Mint 9 Gnome.


After doing some reading I found this article. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/KernelModeSetting

It says that KMS is enabled by default for Intel chips. In light of that I'm back to my original problem. When I try to run 32 bit Mint, it boots to a black screen after running vmlinuz. If I disable modesetting, I discover that it is booting, but that the graphics are too low to run the installer environment.

I tried both
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i915.modeset=0
and
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i915.modest=1
and had the same result. Any other suggestions?
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Re: KDE Mint 10 32 bit black screen when running install/liv

Postby saghaulor on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:45 pm

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