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Questions tagged [nomodeset]

nomodeset is a kernel boot option. Adding the nomodeset parameter instructs the kernel to not load video drivers and use BIOS modes instead until X is loaded.

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Linux Mint 19 install and update problems

I'm using Linux Mint, how can I check which Graphics drivers are being used ? I want to enable the Intel Hd graphics drivers, whcih I think are already installed (how would I check?). How do I ...
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i915 Graphics, Fedora 28, Resolution and Display Issues

I've lovingly installed Fedora 28 (actually 27, then upgraded into 28 -- but this occurred at the start of the 27 install), onto my Dell Inspiron 1545. PROBLEM STATEMENT: I have to use NOMODESET to ...
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Should I use nomodeset ? Nouveau: failed to create kernel channel -22

When I boot I get this errors: nouveau gr: failed to load gr/sw_nonctx nouveau DRM: failed to create kernel channel -22 But all the stuff it's working fine. When I add in /etc/default/grub ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Intel graphics driver not working with nomodeset in GRUB?

I'm currently trying to set up a system with a Intel Atom CPU (Braswell), running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it. Display is a small touch display and in order to get the right screen format, so fullscreen, I ...
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The difference in Ubuntu 18.04 that requires nomodeset?

My laptop which has an Nvidia GeForce 310M GPU is 9 years old and it has been OK with all Ubuntu releases until now. What is the difference between 18.04 and previous releases that causes the black (...
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How to set nomodeset on RHEL 5?

I've installed RHEL v5 on my PC. The installation was successful, but after that I came across 2 lines on boot-up, the first one was setting clock with OK message and the second one was starting udev ...
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Mint 18.2, Cinnamon, NVIDIA Quadro M1200, nvidia-375 driver, nomodeset

I just got a Dell Precision 7520 which comes with Ubuntu 16.04 and the NVIDIA Quadro M1200 GPU. I installed Linux Mint 18.2 and then the nvidia-375 apt package. After reboot I hear the Mint jingle and ...
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Freeze at startup with error “fb: switching to radeondrmfb from EFI VGA”

I'll preface this by saying I've been searching high and low for a solution, and the closest thing I found was this thread over at Ask Different. Background: I have an ailing MacBook Pro 1,1 that I ...
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Optimus, random freeze without nomodeset, no backlight support with nomodeset

I recently had at work an HP zbook 15 G3 (dual graphic cards: Intel integrated and Nvidia Quadro) I had first Ubuntu with Plasma desktop installed by the lab (worked OK except with second screen and ...
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nomodeset doesn't fix black screen on startup

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my 2010 21.5" iMac. I managed to install it after booting from the usb drive with the nomodeset option, but I haven't been able to boot from the actual install so ...
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Kali Linux live DVD/USB won't start

When I insert my USB or enter a DVD with Kali installer in it, it all works fine until I'm in the installation window (after I reboot the computer). I press the Kali Live option on the menu and wait ...
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Elementary OS reboot error iMac late 2009

I need to install Elementary OS on my (late 2009) iMac 11.1. I am booting from an external USB and in when presented with a GRUB menu, I choose "Install Elementary OS" and then press e key to edit and ...
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I broke my openbox menu.xml by mistake

I'm on a Debian distro, it's been a long time that I edited Openbox menu.xml, so I forgotten that I had to use obmenu or whatever, I opened it in a normal text editor, edited something in the right-...
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i915 cannot work with nomodeset?

I'm trying to get X to work on a ThinkPad W530. I set the BIOS to only use the integrated graphics, I attempt to boot. The display goes blank when KMS is executed and does not recover. I append ...
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How can I write an openSUSE script that will change my boot menu.lst file and add “nomodeset” automatically both to failsafe and normal boot option?

How can I write an openSUSE script that will change my boot menu.lst file and add nomodeset automatically both to failsafe and normal boot option? This script is for SUSE Studio I'm going to write it ...