caf4926 wrote:You gave us some info earlier on your machine...
Can you tell us, is it a Box or Laptop?
You mention the graphics being Intel... Is that it... It's not Hybrid Intel + nvidia or other?
You are pushing this to a HDTV not a typical monitor? Not that this should be an issue, I booted Mint yesterday on my Sons Box that has a 32" HDTV and nvidia card without a hitch.
But I wonder if you could use a Monitor? Just to see.
Consider trying another mainstream distro, like: Fedora, openSUSE, just see if the behaviour is consistent.
Sorry. I meant to get back to this sooner.
It's a tower. I'm using the core i5 2500K's integrated graphics. I don't have another monitor for testing. Downloading Fedora right now. Will let you know how that works.
I did create a bootable USB stick of Mint 13 Mate using the dd command in Mountain Lion: same issue so that would rule out the optical drive being the issue.http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744
I also found some boot parameters that people have claimed address similar issueshttp://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/06/ ... orkaround/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=113043
replace quiet splash with i915.modeset=0 (pulsing black screen)
replace quiet splash with i915.modeset=1 (bunch of errors culminating in an ATA bus error)
i915.915_enabled_rc6=0 quiet splash (black screen with white rectangle)
i915.915_enabled_fbc=0 quiet splash (black screen with white rectangle)
i915.semaphores=1 quiet splash (black screen with white rectangle)
I should say, I'm not sure if I entered the above parameters correctly or if there are any other parameters that might help?
Fedora worked. I didn't install it.... yet. I kind of still have my heart set on Mint. But the Fedora live CD definitely loaded without issue.
The distros that I have not been able to load include Mint 13 Cinnamon 64, Mint 13 Mate 64, Mint 14 Mate 64, Ubuntu 12.10, Mint Debian 201204
Perhaps this is what's going on? Intel Sandy Bridge compatibility issue with Ubuntu derivatives? That wouldn't explain the Debian distro not working thoughhttp://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... orks&num=1
I have similar problem with intel DH61 with Intel HD in LM13 all DE ( Black screen white Rectangle ), but the problem is fixed in LM 14 ( i tried Mate version )
Maybe you can try check this post : viewtopic.php?f=59&t=113043
I know your mobo is same brand with different chipset but at least you can try it
Thanks for the suggestion. As reported above, I tried with the semaphores and rc6 parameters and no luck.