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Won't boot after installation

Post by gtpender » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:35 pm

I've been struggling to get Mint 19 to boot on my new PC build. After I turn on the system the keyboard and mouse get power and I can see that the SSD is running, but the monitor is blank. I have force quit the system and restart to sometimes get to GRUB. From there I can only boot into recovery mode. Anything else will result in a blank screen. Sometimes l get this ACPI error too.
In recovery, everything works perfectly. Mint even recognized Bluetooth that my previous Windows 10 install couldn't.

Here are my specs.

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System:    Host: mine-desktop Kernel: 4.18.12-041812-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 8.2.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASRock model: AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: P4.90 date: 10/08/2018
CPU:       Quad core AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega Graphics (-MCP-) arch: Zen rev.0 cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 27946
           clock speeds: min/max: 1600/3500 MHz 1: 1908 MHz 2: 1689 MHz 3: 1870 MHz 4: 1870 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Vega [Radeon Vega 8 Mobile]
           bus-ID: 38:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:15dd
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: ati,vesa (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,radeon)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@0.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.5 (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 15e3
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 38:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 15de
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 38:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:15de
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.12-041812-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Device 24fb driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 24:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fb
           IF: wlp36s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: f000 bus-ID: 25:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:1539
           IF: enp37s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 512.1GB (12.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_Ultra_II size: 480.1GB serial: <filter>
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer size: 32.0GB serial: <filter>
Partition: ID-1: / size: 440G used: 58G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com tara main upstream import backport
           deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
           deb http: //deb.playonlinux.com/ precise main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list
           deb [arch=amd64,i386] http: //repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam
           deb-src [arch=amd64,i386] http: //repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teejee2008-ppa-bionic.list
           deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
           deb-src http: //ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
Info:      Processes: 236 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 2512.4/6958.3MB
           Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0 Client: Unknown python3.6 client inxi: 2.3.56
I've updated BIOS for the MOBO, and updated to the current stable kernel. I've tried a couple of GRUB edits too. I'm guessing that it's a video issue. Would a graphics card that has better linux support benifit at all?

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Re: Won't boot after installation

Post by WharfRat » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:21 am

See this site which recommends iommu=soft to the kernel boot parameters.

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