I am on a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series with an Intel Celeron N3050 processor using integrated Intel HD Graphics (Braswell).The CPU architecture is 64-bit (x86_64). The screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution. The system is UEFI enabled. Fast boot and secure boot are both turned off.
I have recently attempted installing Arch Linux with the systemd bootloader. This is my first time running Arch. There are no other operating systems installed, and I have not installed any graphical environments beyond Xorg. I have installed the
xf86-video-vesa graphics drivers.
After selecting the Arch Linux boot option from systemd, the screen goes black shortly into the boot sequence - generally right after the message
[ OK ] Starting Flush Journal to Persistent Storage (sometimes just before/after this).
I have tried specifying UXA as the acceleration method in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf but this did not solve the problem. The kernel parameters
video=VGA-1:1280x800 also still resulted in black screens (I also tried
video=VGA-1:1366x768, thinking I might have to specify my native resolution, but had no luck).
I am able to reach the console if I boot with either
nomodeset specified in the kernel parameters, but this leads to very poor performance when running X. I would like to be able to boot without these options, if possible.
What can I do to try and fix this issue?