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riankucing
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Garbled or Broken Screen on Live USB Mode

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I make live usb with Linux Mint 20 Mate and Xfce. After entering live usb mode, i found that screen is broken like this picture below. Any solution for this ?
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I try with other distro live usb mode, and this problem is not happen, such as Mint 19.3 , pop os, ubuntu mate 20.04. This problem only happen with Mint 20 live usb mode.

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System:    Host: kucingmumu-X555QA Kernel: 5.3.0-61-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.22.30 wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X555QA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X555QA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
           v: X555QA.325 date: 11/08/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 32.8 Wh condition: 32.7/38.0 Wh (86%) volts: 7.9/7.9 
           model: ASUSTeK X555-48 serial: <filter> status: Not charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A12-9720P RADEON R7 12 COMPUTE CORES 4C+8G bits: 64 
           type: MCP arch: Excavator rev: 1 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 21557 
           Speed: 1395 MHz min/max: 1400/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1495 2: 1495 3: 3299 
           4: 2992 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Wani [Radeon R5/R6/R7 Graphics] vendor: ASUSTeK Carrizo driver: amdgpu 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:9874 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: 
           renderer: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics (CARRIZO DRM 3.33.0 5.3.0-61-generic LLVM 9.0.0) 
           v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:01.1 chip ID: 1002:9840 
           Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:09.2 chip ID: 1022:157a 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-61-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On 
           driver: ath9k v: kernel port: f100 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0036 
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 946.22 GiB used: 425.73 GiB (45.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
           serial: <filter> 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade size: 14.71 GiB 
           serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 172.02 GiB used: 20.12 GiB (11.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-2: /home size: 738.93 GiB used: 405.61 GiB (54.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1024.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 1-1:2 info: Advanced Micro Devices ports: 4 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 0438:7900 
           Device-1: 1-1.1:6 info: N/A type: Mouse,Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 1.1 
           chip ID: 18f8:1086 
           Device-2: 1-1.3:5 info: Lite-On type: Bluetooth driver: btusb rev: 1.1 
           chip ID: 04ca:3010 
           Device-3: 1-1.4:4 info: IMC Networks type: Video driver: uvcvideo rev: 2.0 
           chip ID: 13d3:5a11 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Device-4: 2-1:3 info: SanDisk Cruzer Blade type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage 
           rev: 2.0 chip ID: 0781:5567 
           Device-5: 2-2:2 info: Holtek type: Keyboard,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 1.1 
           chip ID: 04d9:0192 
           Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 67.2 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2900 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https: //download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu bionic stable
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https: //brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chrome-remote-desktop.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] http: //dl.google.com/linux/chrome-remote-desktop/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] http: //dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insomnia.list 
           1: deb https: //dl.bintray.com/getinsomnia/Insomnia /
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris-team-lutris-bionic.list 
           1: deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/lutris-team/lutris/ubuntu bionic main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport
           2: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/papirus-papirus-bionic.list 
           1: deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/papirus/papirus/ubuntu bionic main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list 
           1: deb https: //download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https: //packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] http: //packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list 
           1: deb https: //dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main
Info:      Processes: 224 Uptime: 6h 01m Memory: 11.23 GiB used: 1.76 GiB (15.7%) Init: systemd 
           v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 alt: 7 Client: Unknown python3.6 client 
           inxi: 3.0.32 
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Re: Garbled or Broken Screen on Live USB Mode

Post by karlchen »

Hello, riankucing.

I suggest trying a slightly modified approach of what you can find in the section "Solving freezes during the boot sequence" at the end of the webpage Release Notes for Linux Mint 20 xfce.
Try booting with "nomodeset" as explained in that section.
Ignore the advice to install Nvidia graphics drivers, because your machine has got an AMD graphics chip. You want amdgpu. And keep your fingers crossed that amdgpu co-operates with kernel 5.4.0 like it does with kernel 5.3.0-61 on LM 19.3.
If all fails, then there is nothing wrong with sticking with LM 19.3 till the end of April 2023.

HTH,
Karl
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Re: Garbled or Broken Screen on Live USB Mode

Post by riankucing »

Using "nomodeset" seems work in Live USB Mode. But after installation, i must add "nomodeset" in Grub parameter. If not set, grabled screen comeback again. Any plan for fix in future update ?
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Re: Garbled or Broken Screen on Live USB Mode

Post by jildridge »

Hi,

the issue has something to do with the compositor settings in MATE and xfce, occurring mainly in combination with some amd-gpu. I experienced it under live conditions and with the installed OS.

To get access anyway to the DE you need to boot with failsafe option. Then you can install mint as usual.
When booting up afterwards into the installed desktop, you need to do that again under failsafe option to get initially access to the desktop.


Then there are different solutions for xfce and mate:

For xfce:
Open a terminal and use the following command:

xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/vblank_mode -t string -s "glx" --create


When using MATE you need to change compositor options in the window manager. Marco+Composit is the default setting there. You can switch to compton or compiz compositor (which possibly needs to be configered), which does not cause this problem.

Afterwards it should be possible to make a standard reboot.
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