I want to install Linux on "Dream Machines" notebook based on Clevo mainboard. It's worth mentioning that it has a discrete NVidia GPU.
The problem is that during each attempt to install I randomly face to freezing screens during installation. Even when I was able to proceed installation process and install Linux, I get the same freeze after I pass Log In. Those freezes are similar among all of those Linux Distributions.
Linux Mint Before and After Log In
- Different Linux Ubuntu based Distributions: Ubuntu (16.04.5 / 18.04.1 / 18.10), GnomeUbuntu (16.04.5), Xubuntu (18.04.1), Mint(18.04.1)
- Different Linux User Interfaces based on those Linux DE: (Gnome, XCFE, Cinnamon, Unity)
- Different kernel version which were included in those Linux DE versions up to the last release kernel version 4.18 in 18.10.1
- 2 Different flash drives (I did bootable USB flash drives with Etcher as suggested in Ubuntu documentation for MacOS.)
- 3 Different Ports (USB3.0-USB2.0)
- GRUB editing in EFI mode before installation as was suggested by Blanka V. 1 - Tried adding
quiet splash. 2 - Tried
quiet splashbefore installation but it didn't help either.
I have also tried to execute Terminal via CTRL+ALT+F1 or CTRL+ALT+T, but it immediately freezes as well, so I cannot manually get into Terminal.
My problem is kinda similar as written here and I always have no idea what happens.
P.S: It's not duplicated from this question.
Can someone please help and guide me what I should do and what the reason of the error can be?
- As was suggested by @manowar_manowar the problem can be related to the Clevo mainboard. And installation via nomodeset gives me a successful installation process without freezing but anyway I cannot go further after Log In. The solution can be is to update kernel to 4.19 version and install/activate lightdm but how to do it if in Normal session I have no ability to open Terminal without freezing as was written above. Are there any magic combinations to open Terminal without freezing except those are written above?
- I clearly described what was wrong with installation and sent message to Dream Machines. The reply:
Our notebooks do not support Linux officially, altough we work on Ubuntu in our office. Your problem is most likely with GPU drivers, you need to search on the internet how to install Nvidia GPU drivers via the recovery (connection to the internet via LAN may be required as wireless card won't work in recovery).
Best regards, Dream Machines