[SOLVED] :Installed Linux Mint 18.1Cinnamon x64 on Acer One 1-132 Black Screen Issues after Install

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[SOLVED] :Installed Linux Mint 18.1Cinnamon x64 on Acer One 1-132 Black Screen Issues after Install

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I have installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon x64 on an Acer One 1-132 with the Live CD. After install finished I restarted to get out of the live CD and I get a black screen with no with a non-blinking underscore in the top left corner. I am able to get to the Grub Menu but when I choose to boot to Linux Mint in the menu all I get is the black screen.

Things I have tried:

1. In Grub Menu choose Advanced options and choose Recovery Mode - Only to get the Loading initial ramdisk and then the system freezes. (I have left it for a couple of hours to see if it will load but nothing)

2. In Grub Menu I clicked "E" to edit Grub commands went down to line that starts with Linux and end with quiet splash and nomodeset and click Ctrl+x.

also tried:

i915 .modeset=0
xforcevesa
grub_gfxmode=1280x1024x24
grub_gfxmode=1024x768x16
grub_gfxmode=vesa (...or vga)

3. Upgraded the Bios of the laptop to most current Bios (version 1.11)

Here are the system specs:

H/W path Device Class Description

=================================================================================================

system Aspire one 1-132 (Aspire one 1-132_108D_1.11)
/0 bus Stanford_BA
/0/0 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3060 @ 1.60GHz
/0/4/6 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/4/7 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/5 memory 24KiB L1 cache
/0/b memory 4GiB System Memory
/0/b/0 memory 2GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
/0/b/1 memory 2GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
/0/100 bridge Intel Corporation
/0/100/2 display Intel Corporation
/0/100/b generic Intel Corporation
/0/100/14 bus Intel Corporation
/0/100/14/0 usb2 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14/1 usb1 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14/1/2 scsi0 storage DRX-840U
/0/100/14/1/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD RW DRU-840A
/0/100/14/1/2/0.0.0/0 /dev/cdrom disk
/0/100/14/1/2/0.0.0/0/2 volume 15EiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/14/1/3 generic USB2.0-CRW
/0/100/14/1/4 multimedia HD WebCam
/0/100/14/1/5 communication Bluetooth wireless interface
/0/100/1a generic Intel Corporation
/0/100/1b multimedia Intel Corporation
/0/100/1c bridge Intel Corporation
/0/100/1c.2 bridge Intel Corporation
/0/100/1c.2/0 wlp2s0 network Wireless 7265
/0/100/1f bridge Intel Corporation
/0/100/1f.3 bus Intel Corporation


Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated


Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Gileadcs on Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Installed Linux Mint 18.1Cinnamon x64 on Acer One 1-132 Black Screen Issues after Install

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Acer One happy mini laptop works fine with Mint 17.2 Mate, so could you try 17.2 ?
https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=192
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Re: Installed Linux Mint 18.1Cinnamon x64 on Acer One 1-132 Black Screen Issues after Install

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I finally found the solution, which was to "Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing" in the BIOS. To do so, follow these steps:


***You need to make sure you install Mint Linux 18.1 with UEFI on first before you are able to change these settings in BIOS. If try installing Mint Linux in Legacy mode first you will not be able to "Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing" nothing will show***

1. Access the BIOS by holding down the F2 key after turning on the computer.
2. Go to the SECURITY tab.
3. Select option "Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing" and press enter. (You might have to set the Supervisor password before being able to do any chages in this step. To do so, select the "Set Supervisor Password" option on this same page).
4. Select EMMC and press enter.
5. Select <EFI> and press enter.
6. Select <ubuntu> and press enter. (The name of this folder may vary depending on the distro you have installed. For example: <boot>).
7. Select grubx64.efi and press enter. (The name of this file may also vary depending on your distro)
8. Press the F10 key to save changes and exit.

After rebooting, grub came up and I could load my Linux installation.

I hope this helps someone else cause it took me about a week to figure this out myself.
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Re: [SOLVED] :Installed Linux Mint 18.1Cinnamon x64 on Acer One 1-132 Black Screen Issues after Install

Post by mmitsch »

You are now officially my hero.

We have an Acer One Cloudbook 11 (A01-131-C9RK) and it was non-functional with Windows 10. My son and I decided to try Linux as an alternative, selecting Linux Mint or Unbuntu. I downloaded both ISO files and prepared installs with RUFUS. I tried Linux Mint first and thought it ran off the boot USB fine it would not boot from the eMMC drive on the laptop. I spent ALL day yesterday trying to figure this out. This morning I put Windows 8.1 back on the machine to update the bios and was able to do that (went from v 1.09 to v 1.11). I had read about the bios in another post.

But, after all this, I still had no luck util I read your post.

I tried installing Unbuntu and did what you recommended in the bios. This time it worked -- perfectly! I am not sure in Linux Mint will work too, but I assume it will.

We have got to get word of your post out for others -- would hate them to waste as much time as I did.

And, to make all this better, the Cloudbook is now usable and a pleasure to have! Guess I am ready to hang us Windows. It's a disappointingly difficult OS to deal with and this was pretty cool!

Anyway, thank you for sharing your knowledge! I will repost and tell people to look at your post.
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