I'm trying to install Linux alongside Windows 8 on my new Asus Zenbook UX32VD, which has both an Intel HD 4000 and a NVidia 620M
I've been having quite a few problems booting up linux via USB so I can install it. So far, I've tried Linux Mint debian edition, Crunchbang, Debian, and Ubuntu.
What usually happens is that after the initial loading, I see the mouse cursor for a couple of seconds, and then the screen goes black, for good. The rest of the system seems to keep going, but I have no image whatsoever, and have to shutdown the hard way.
However, in some of my attempts with Ubuntu and Mint, I managed to boot. What changed those times? I have no clue. In one of those attempts, I finished the instalation of Mint, but after rebooting to the installed system, the same problem occured
I also tried adding boot options, particularly
i915.modeset=1 driver=intel. The first time I tried each of them, Mint booted correctly, making me think it was the solution. But later attempts resulted in the same black screen
But with Debian, it seems everything goes well, and I managed to install it. But I'm currently having some problems configuring the system, particularly the Fn keys (any tips on that?)
So, my question is, how should I proceed in order to boot correctly, knowing that this is probably some kind of problem with detecting the graphics card? I realize that newer laptops are very likely to have problems like these, but if there's a solution for it already, I couldn't find it anywhere.