Black Screen on HP Laptop (LM 18.2 Cinnamon) [Solved]

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Black Screen on HP Laptop (LM 18.2 Cinnamon) [Solved]

Postby wolnerberg » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:22 am

Guys, i have a problem! kk

I need to install LM on my wife laptop. She has a HP Pavilion G4.

This laptop have a APU AMD A4 Vision, with 2 graphics processors. 3GB of RAM.

I installed LM 18.2 32 bits. On live usb, the sistem works propertly, without problems.

But, on start, after GRUB, i have only a black screen.

Sometimes the system boot, sometimes, not.

If i use "nomodeset" on GRUB, the system works in any try, but the notebook stay impossible to use, with hight temperature and processor with hight use.

Installing another kernel does not solved the problem. I try 4.8, 4.10. The system is updated.

I really think that the problem is the graphics drivers.

Sorry for my english, i'm from Brasil.
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Re: Black Screen on HP Laptop (LM 18.2 Cinnamon)

Postby administrollaattori » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:49 am

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Re: Black Screen on HP Laptop (LM 18.2 Cinnamon)

Postby mr_raider » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:38 pm

CAn you try installing 64 bit Mint? I know you only have 3 gigs of RAM, but the 64 bit version is easier to work with when trying to fix AMD graphics problems.

Also I recommend a simpler desktop like Mate of XFCE version. Your CPU is at the edge of what Cinnamon can handle.
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Re: Black Screen on HP Laptop (LM 18.2 Cinnamon)

Postby wolnerberg » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks for help, but i already solved this problem.

The problem was a $vt_handoff command on grub.cfg.

I maked a simple video explaining my problem and the solution.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM8rBnPSiU4

Please, share with other people that have the same problem.

Thanks for all! :D

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Re: Black Screen on HP Laptop (LM 18.2 Cinnamon)

Postby administrollaattori » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:22 pm

wolnerberg wrote:Thanks for help, but i already solved this problem.

The problem was a $vt_handoff command on grub.cfg.

I maked a simple video explaining my problem and the solution.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM8rBnPSiU4

Please, share with other people that have the same problem.

Thanks for all! :D

You need to write-protect grub.cfg if you want not always edit the file after every "update-grub". :wink:

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sudo chattr +i /boot/grub/grub.cfg

When you want to edit grub.cfg or update kernel, you need to remove write-protection.

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sudo chattr -i /boot/grub/grub.cfg


PS. I did not understand any word from the video. :lol:

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Re: Black Screen on HP Laptop (LM 18.2 Cinnamon) [Solved]

Postby wolnerberg » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:45 am

@administrollaattori, thank you for your help.

This function is really important for that grub.cfg does not edit in any update or command.

I will remake the video, with your trick, and i try to make it in english! kkkk

If you want to understand, turn on the legends, and translate it to english.

My english is not very well, but i will try.

Thank you a lot. :D :D


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