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Linux Mint install with Geforce GTX 1080 Ti

Post by s3v3n » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:04 am

Hello all,

I have a new rig that just arrived from Origin PC, and for the life of me, I can not get Linux MInt 18.3 or any linux for that matter to install.

I have tried the ' nomodeset ' as well as ' nouveau.modeset=0 ' with no success.

my motherboard doesn't have an accessible on-board GPU, so atm i am kind of stuck..

any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Linux Mint install with Geforce GTX 1080 Ti

Post by michael louwe » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:46 am

@ s3v3n, .......
s3v3n wrote:.
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The main problem is that LM 18.3 does not yet fully support the latest 8th-gen Intel(Coffeelake)/AMD(Ryzen) processors, ie only fully supports 7th-gen Intel Kabylake /AMD Ryzen processors = eg wait for LM 19.0's kernel 4.15 in early June 2018 or try rolling releases like Archlinux or Fedora.

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Re: Linux Mint install with Geforce GTX 1080 Ti

Post by s3v3n » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:54 am

OK, with some messaging, I was able to got Mint 18.3 installed on my New Origin Rig with 44 cores and (4) Geforce GTX 1080 Ti's but far from useable atm. when it first boots, it brings me to a login screen (for the encrypted drive) and the keyboard is not responsive for entering password, but I can do a control/alt/delete to restart, which upon the second restart, I am brought to a different screen (similar to the install screen when you get to choose from live session or install to disk) this screen also requests my password for drive encryption, and at this screen the keyboard works fine and I am able to fuily log in.. Next issue is that once I am logged in, the Windows manager crashes instantly (cinnamon) so I have attempted to do a reinstall twice for good measure. "sudo apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon " and yet, on every login the manager crashes..

Any thoughts or suggestions to fix this??

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Re: Linux Mint install with Geforce GTX 1080 Ti

Post by slipstick » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:17 am

The Cinnamon crashing problem sounds like one I had with my GTX 750 Ti board. I have to use "nomodeset" for every boot-up to prevent that. You said you tried nomodeset and couldn't install, but now it is installed, so it's not clear if you are now using "nomodeset" or not. Anyway, if you want to try "nomodeset" at every boot automatically, see this post:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=268176#p1460909

Also, check in the Driver Manager to see if there is a recommended nvidia driver selected.
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Re: Linux Mint install with Geforce GTX 1080 Ti

Post by catweazel » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:34 am

michael louwe wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:46 am
The main problem is that LM 18.3 does not yet fully support the latest 8th-gen Intel(Coffeelake)/AMD(Ryzen) processors
Kernel 4.10 is, in most cases, sufficient to get a Ryzen rig up and running.
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Re: Linux Mint install with Geforce GTX 1080 Ti

Post by Pjotr » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:07 am

You might try the almost-finished Ubuntu 18.04, at least temporarily, until Mint 19 will be released:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/cu ... -amd64.iso
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