First off, I am a new Linux user and I am still learning how everything works etc... I have been having problems running Linux on my Dell Inspiron 5575 with the Raven Ridge Ryzen 5 2400G. Random freeze up and black screens on boot. nomodeset makes the system rock solid with very poor graphics. I have updated the Kernel to 4.19 and I attempted to update mesa to 18.2.2, but i was unsuccessful at doing so... (I tried installing the PPA from the Ubuntu-x repository, but i believe it is written for Ubuntu 18) After running the commands, my mesa version is still 18.0... Sooo I downloaded Ubuntu 18 to see if i could get that to work, but i have been unable to get it to boot without freezing at a black screen. (One time it did boot all the way up, but i had a split screen that was unusable) I tried nomodeset to no avail. I really want to run an learn how to use Linux on my machine, I found that i really like this distro called Zorin. I hope maybe you guys can help me get this running. Thanks, Derek
Yep you were right, After playing around with the BIOS for a while- UEFI boot, Legacy boot disabled, secure boot disabled, legacy boot roms enabled. and setting nomodeset in the live USB grub, I got the installer to load for Ubuntu 18.10. To my surprise, it booted right up without issue after the install and i didn't even have to add the nomodeset command! :D Graphics look good. Thanks for your help!