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How to boot with "nomodeset" from GRUB?

Post by Odraude98 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:52 pm

Hi all!

I installed Linux Mint MATE 18.3 64-bit with the “nomodeset” directive.

Now the GRUB menu appears, what do I have to type to boot via “nomodeset” option?
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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by prestonR » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:37 pm

- at the grub menu highlight your preferred boot option
- hit 'e' for edit
- with the arrow keys scroll down to the line beginning with 'linux'
- scroll with the right arrow to the end of the line where it says

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quiet splash
and add nomodeset using a single 'blank' in between

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quiet splash nomodeset
hit F10 to continue booting. When you're at your desktop go to 'Driver Manager' and install the recommended drivers.

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Odraude98 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:53 pm

I already did this.

I did this, so I installed Linux.
I removed the usb and rebooted the pc.
Now shows up a black screen.

It says:

“GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.14”
“Minimal BASH-like Line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB list possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB list possible device or file completions.”

Now I should type that “I want to boot via nomodeset”
How do I “write” it to boot in that way?

What do I have to type?
:c. Io ?:

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by prestonR » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:29 pm

Odraude98 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:53 pm
I did this, so I installed Linux.
I removed the usb and rebooted the pc.
Now shows up a black screen.
Yes, you have to do it twice, first to install Mint (the proprietary graphics driver that you need are not installed during install, only open source drivers, which sometimes don't work) and again at the first boot in order to get to a desktop from where you then can install the 'proper' driver as I described in my first post.

If you don't get it to work please boot your LiveUSB, open a terminal and come back here with the output of:

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inxi -Fzx
so people get a better idea what hardware we're dealing with.

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Odraude98 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:45 pm

OKAy, I booted via LiveUSB (again via nomodeset), and I typed the code to the terminal it says:

CPU: Quad core AMD A10-9620P RADEON R5 10 COMPUTE CORES 4C+6G (-MCP-)
Speed/max: 1300/2500
Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64
Up: 1 min
Mem: 483.4/7429.5MB
HDD: 264.1 GB
Procs: 181
Client: Shell
Inxi: 2.2.35


And stop. Now how can install drivers? And use my pc normally?

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:30 pm

Odraude98 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:45 pm
OKAy, I booted via LiveUSB (again via nomodeset), and I typed the code to the terminal it says:

CPU: Quad core AMD A10-9620P RADEON R5 10 COMPUTE CORES 4C+6G (-MCP-)
Speed/max: 1300/2500
Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64
Up: 1 min
Mem: 483.4/7429.5MB
HDD: 264.1 GB
Procs: 181
Client: Shell
Inxi: 2.2.35


And stop. Now how can install drivers? And use my pc normally?
It would be helpful if you posted the complete results of inxi -Fxz

In theory you need to do the same in your installed version of Mint. Boot to Grub ( hold shift or esc if it doesn't come up ) and repeat the same steps you did to install. E to edit, quiet splash nomodeset and f10 to boot. Once booted you simply go to driver manager and install the recommended driver and a final reboot.

If, for some reason you can't do this you can use Grub to boot to the shell and edit Grub under the advanced option

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub
save and exit out of nano then

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shutdown -r now

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Odraude98 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm

I posted the entire code that showed up.

Now I did another try. I reinstalled Mint via nomodeset and as soon as it said remove the medium I removed my USB and pressed Enter.
Now the pc is stuck on the mint logo for 10 mins.

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:38 pm

Odraude98 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm
I posted the entire code that showed up.
Needs to be a capital F

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inxi -Fxz
Easy mistake to make :)
Odraude98 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Now I did another try. I reinstalled Mint via nomodeset and as soon as it said remove the medium I removed my USB and pressed Enter.
Now the pc is stuck on the mint logo for 10 mins.
Did you do nomodeset a second time after you removed your USB? You need to do that probably.

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Odraude98 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:50 pm

THe problem is that is stuck on the logo!

I tried to turn off and turn on the pc and after that typing again nomodeset. This time turned on a black screen. Frozen on it.

Solutions?

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:54 pm

Odraude98 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:50 pm
THe problem is that is stuck on the logo!

I tried to turn off and turn on the pc and after that typing again nomodeset. This time turned on a black screen. Frozen on it.

Solutions?
I think then that its probably booting to an unsupported screen resolution

Really need the results of the complete inxi command to help you further.

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:21 pm

Cool... no worries but in future you can just copy/paste the results and post the back here using the 'code' option.

I'm not so hot getting Radeon going on 18.3 but I know it can be done, probably need another forum member in the know to help but its not a big issue. We have the info we need now :)

As I already mentioned I think its a simple resolution issue.

As in my first post ( up there in the thread ) you may wish to try editing the actual grub file with nano from the shell. There is a line in there

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#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
You would need to remove the

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#
symbol and maybe play about with 640x480

GFX is also listed where you edited nomodeset but I'm not sure of the correct edit there.

Feel free to try it but I can't be sure it will help as I've never tried it. Up to you but probably best to wait for someone else to pipe in here.

Regardless, I think its a easy fix, so good luck :)

EDIT I noticed you deleted your inxi results... anybody who offers help will need that.
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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Odraude98 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:24 pm

Thank you! With my specs, what version do u recommend to me

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by michael louwe » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:30 am

@ Odraude98, .......
Odraude98 wrote:...
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The quite new 7th-gen non-mainstream AMD A10-9620P APU is likely not yet supported by LM 18.3's kernel 4.10. Give Ubuntu 17.10's kernel 4.13 a try.

In comparison, the more mainstream 7th-gen AMD Ryzen CPU is supported by LM 18.3's kernel 4.10.

Linus Torvald gets better cooperation from Intel, compared to AMD, eg nearly all Intel HD graphics cards are supported by Linux.

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by Mattyboy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:47 pm

I looked up that AMD and its listed as being supported on Ubuntu's site so I agree it'll probably work fine on the latest Kernel. OP, try the latest version of Ubuntu or wait for Mint 19.

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Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

Post by michael louwe » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:07 am

@ Odraude98, .......
Odraude98 wrote:...
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Fyi, ... https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... ROCm-KV-CZ (25 Sep 2017 - Linux 4.14 + ROCm Might End Up Working Out For AMD Kaveri & Carrizo APUs)

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