Well, I noticed a pattern but it tells me nothing. First started happening while I was on Linux Mint 18.2 After a while, I installed Antergos where it continued. It happens mostly immediately after grub loads. To remedy the situation I have to reboot multiple times until the boot goes through. Seldom the screen goes off after booting fully. Rarely while I am watching a video or playing OA. In the system log I consistently find this report:

[drm:atom_op_jump [radeon]] *ERROR* atombios stuck in loop for more than 5secs aborting

I tried searching this error on the web, most of the things I found was pretty old solved ubuntu bugs to do with intel graphics working at the same time as the amd, which is also what i have, amd being:

[raa@raa ~]$ lspci | grep -i VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Redwood XT [Radeon HD 5670/5690/5730]

The thing is my intel is disabled.

[raa@raa ~]$ lspci -vnnn | perl -lne 'print if /^\d+\:.+(\[\S+\:\S+\])/' | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Redwood XT [Radeon HD 5670/5690/5730] [1002:68d8] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

Please help me solve(or at least determine) this annoying issue?


So the problem was that Linux has a hard time with some of the AMD graphics cards. For Mint/Debian systems, add 'nomodeset' to grub (kernel boot parameters). This works for many users with AMD/ATI-vga. Since I had made the edit from a bootup system, I changed the /etc/default/grub through the terminal where you just change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset quiet spalsh" through nano editor. The difference between arch and debian is that where updating debian grub you use the command sudo update-grub on arch you have to sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg and that's it. For more information visit https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/kernel_mode_setting

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