I've installed Linux Mint 18 on my machine, but it has a Radeon HD Graphics card, which is not supported by AMD on systems based on Ubuntu 16.04 (according to some research I did).
So, after the install the system was booting into a black screen and wouldn't go anywhere.
I did some research and found that I could edit the
grub boot commands and add
radeon.modeset=0. That worked, but I don't know what that does.
Is it ok to run permanently with this parameters?
Does this lower my overall machine performance? I don't really care about graphics, I just use my machine to ordinary stuff.