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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Brightness not working?

At first i get the blank screen error at boot time.** Then i set grub to "quiet splash nomodeset".** The blank screen error solved but now my brightess is not changing. Please help me. I am very upset ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 seems slower then 18.04 on my desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and it seems to have succeeded thanks to "nomodeset" (I had to do it for 18.04 too - using this manual), updates have been brought in, but I still want to check a few ...
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Ubuntu freezes at boot. freezes at purple screen. Broken laptop nvidia graphics card

My graphics card (Nvidia Geforce 940mx) had stopped working a while ago (Code 43 in windows).As it is a laptop im not able to remove it. Since then whenever I try to login into Ubuntu 18.04, it gets ...
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18.04 to 20.04 broke monitor

I am running a dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 and UEFI. I tried ubuntu live CD and it worked perfectly including recognizing monitor and setting to correct resolution. I upgraded ubuntu ...
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Can't use splash screen on Ubuntu 20.04

I can't use the splash screen feature on Ubuntu 20.04. If I don't change on the grub to "nomodeset", my system simply doesn't login. If I use "quiet splash" before or after the "nomodeset", I get the ...
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How do I get to grub screen to edit nomodeset?

I recently followed a video on YouTube to fix the black screen/purple screen loading. Ahem. Noob here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg4fWsFPzSE It didn't work. My screen icons got tiny. My work... ...
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Bad display resolution after a stuck-on-boot fix!

I have an HP Pavilion PV6 laptop, I have just installed UBUNTU 18.04 for my first experience with Linux. Things go smoothly, but after installing some apps and updates, the computer stuck at boot. I ...
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Safe Graphics Mode

after a graphic panic on my late 2013 iMAC, I can't boot to macOS anymore. So I decided to install Ubuntu on it. And because it works only in Safe Graphics Mode, I think it was a GPU (Nvidia) Problem ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boot problem after editing grub file

So I understand that "quiet splash" could be replaced by nomodeset and is a temporary fix. I have already edited the grub file as suggested for a more permanent fix as can be shown in the attached ...
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nomodeset stucks the display @ 1024x768 but without nomodeset, ubuntu stuck at boot

Once upon a time, a guy was happily coding until his screen displayed shredded(distorted) graphics of the things he's working on, he thought his 9y.o. LED monitor finally bit the dust but that wasn't ...
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Unable to change resolution and other problems with graphics

So, when I installed Ubuntu 18.04LTS the only way I could follow the installation was using nomodeset (if not I wasn't able to go on). Now I have another problem with my graphics. I only have 2 ...
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Graphic problems after update

After this new update of 18.04, the grub couldn't boot Ubuntu unless using nomodeset in grub. Graphic card is ATI Radeon HD 8570. How can I get proper display back?
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Ubuntu blank screen after software update 18.04

I originally had a stretched screen so I updated Nvidia drivers and a system update as well. Then I rebooted and I just got a black screen. Following what what was said from years ago I pressed ‘e’ ...
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Problems with graphics since installation

Since I installed Ubuntu 18.04 lts (I just installed it and I'm a new user of Linux) in my laptop I had several problems. During installation I could only access the advanced mode ,and the only way I ...
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Ubuntu 19.10: Why can't I boot without nomodeset on? (Intel Graphics)

I have an Asus Zenbook, and it absolutely refuses to boot without nomodeset in the grub settings. I have read that this is required sometimes for users with discrete graphics e.g. NVidia but this ...
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How to access to Recovery Mode in Ubuntu 19.10 (so I can modify Grub)?

I have just installed Ubuntu Studio 19.10 on two computers (Mac) and I completely love it. I only have problems on one of the two. I should add the "nomodeset" in grub file (as I did for the version ...
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I have two problems. My ubuntu don't load without nomodeset and my graphics aren't working

During installation when in tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 my screen was stuck on the Ubuntu loading. I found a solution of nomodeset in GRUB screen but when i added it my screen resolution is stuck on ...
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Ubuntu won't boot. Frozen cursor in the top left

I have been having difficulties with my Ubuntu installation. It will no longer boot and shows a frozen cursor in the top left corner, I have checked many websites and have tried stuff like nomodeset,...
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HP Omen ubuntu setup problem ACPI Error: no handler or method for GPE (number), disabling event (code)

I have laptop HP Omen 15-dh0004ur Several days I've been trying to setup Linux distribution, and its failed. Problem with Ubuntu installation, photo of the screen attached. Also I've checked ...
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My hp 250 g4 shuts down in installation [duplicate]

hi all i am new to Ubuntu i want to install Ubuntu in my laptop hp 250 but it always shuts down in the first seconds and not installing i searched in the net and installed it with nomodeset my ...
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I am unable to boot into ubuntu something weird than purple screen

I don't understand this and when i boot into grub menu and edit quiet splash to nomodeset something like I/O error sda flags ....etc appears and doesn't boot. When I normally boot in without any ...
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Installation of NVDIA drivers on ASUS ZenBook 14 UX431FN-AN001T

I just installed ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS 64b on an ASUS ZenBook 14 UX431FN-AN001T using both Intel and NVIDIA GeForce MX150. I don't manage to use the nvidia graphic card and up to now, could use the ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 - Can't enable or select Nvidia card as default

I've been trying for weeks now to use my Laptop with an MX150 card to run some games in Ubuntu. But for some reason linux doesn't want to let me use it! Things I've tried: I've installed the latest ...
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Unable to install ubuntu: “Couldn't get size”

I want to completely get rid of Microsoft (thus Windows), and I really love the Ubuntu operating system and applications. I had Ubuntu installed before on my computer, and it worked perfectly. For ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 only boots in Recovery mode

It's an iMac, but it's been running ubuntu for maybe 5 years without serious issue. Not my computer, so I don't know how this problem started. With some web searching and guesses at where I should ...
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Ubuntu Wont boot for some reason

I have ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and after power black out, the system hangs at ubuntu logo. Infact bootable pendrive wont boot(same pendrive boots on a same system of my friend). I tried to boot using '...
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Bad graphics without nomodeset on in Ubuntu 18.04

When I installed the OS, the screen was flickering making it virtually non-usable. I put nomodeset in the grub file and it stopped, but now I can't do things like dual-screen or use a night light even ...
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Installing ubuntu on NVIDIA graphic laptop

I wanna ask you guys how to install ubuntu on Nvidia laptop. Heres my laptop spec: Processor : Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor  Graphics : NVidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB DDR5 Windows installed ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck on purple screen SOMETIMES during the boot up

I've recently dual booted my ASUS UX433FA (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04) and ever since have been having issues even getting to the login screen. When I choose the ubuntu option in the GRUB menu, it ...
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Need to know a graphics enabled laptop that installs ubuntu

Does anyone know a laptop with a decent Nvidia or AMD graphics card that installs Ubuntu out of the box, or with minimal tweaking? I am going nuts with my new Lenovo E485 with Ryzen + AMD graphics. ...
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Keyboard and mouse are extremely slow / lagging in Ubuntu 18.04's login screen

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a computer that has an ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 motherboard with two Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 CPUs and 128 Gb of DDR3 RAM. Ubuntu is installed in a 1Tb SSD. Everything ...
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ubuntu install black screen (nomodeset not working)

I'm having trouble with installing 'Ubuntu desktop 18.04 LTS' on my new computer. It has no OS, and I was attempting to install Ubuntu via USB. After selecting 'Try Ubuntu without installing' at grub,...
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How to enable nodmodeset with mkusb

My bootable USB flash drive containing Ubuntu 18.04 was made with mkusb. Although the system seems to boot when using this flash drive, I can't see anything. In the past, when I encountered this with ...
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Problems with AMD drivers

I have the exact same problem as this user, but it only freezes under too heavy load, e.g. when I try to run the installer. I have a HP Pavilion 15-aw027no. After trying multiple USB's with no luck, I ...
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how do I install GKSU or other program to edit as root to save changes in grub file at /etc/default to enable nomodeset bootup? [duplicate]

20 March 2019 inquiry In November I got a response to How do I fix a frozen black screen on Lubuntu startup? from karel to consult https://askubuntu.com/tags/nomodeset/info I initially opened grub ...
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I wiped Windows and installed ubuntu but it boots to black screen and recovery mode does not boot

I installed Ubuntu and wiped my windows OS in the process. I cannot boot Ubuntu, run recovery mode or anything. nomodeset didn't work or anything. I can open the grub page and run memtest, but that ...
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Ubuntu freezes randomly without nomodeset

My ubuntu 18.04 freezes soon after booting up and i have to hard reboot it to fix it. It works fine with nomodeset in grub. I cannot find any work arounds for this. My system is running on AMD A9 and ...
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Install Radeon R3 graphics card driver on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm beginner in ubuntu user. My system is laptop computer, using AMD Quad-Core processor (1.8GHz 2MB L2 Cache) and AMD Radeon R3 Graphics. The manufacture notice like that, so I don't know more ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 & Intel HD Graphics 530

I have a AiO (HP ProOne 400 G2 20-inch Touch All-in-One PC): Graphics: "Intel HD Graphics 530". I install Ubuntu 16.04 and then install "intel-graphics-update-tool_2.0.6_amd64.deb" but I have error "...
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Can't install Ubuntu or Linux Mint

I can't get Ubuntu or Linux Mint to install on my new computer. The system acts like it continues to load and I hear a sound like it wants me to login. All I see on the screen is the information ...
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Remove nomodeset from grub not working

I currently have nomodeset enabled every time I boot up (I added it using sudo /etc/default/grub and then sudo update-grub) in order to fix a blackscreen issue regarding my nvidia gfx card. Now,I ...
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What is the fix for black screen with cursor after Ubuntu 18 update?

I have a Asus X510A and I recently updated Ubuntu 16 to 18 After the first boot attempt it landed on a black screen with just the cursor. I have looked at forums and all and the most suggested ...
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Black Screen without nomodeset

So i installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my PC Ryzen 3 1200 Radeon RX 560 Motherboard Biostar it wont boot without nomodeset command, it will boot only with that command but graphic perfomance are realy ...
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NUC7 either no sound or no video

I have bought a NUC7PJYH with UHD605 graphics because our new 50" UHD tv was to big a mouthfull for my old Acer Revo 3610 with Nvidia ION as a Mythtv frontend. I installed Xubuntu 18.04 and Mythtv-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Will Not Run w/o nomodeset

So here's the situation. I purchased my computer parts, assembled them and booted up as far as the BIOS. However, the splash screen would display with graphical errors so I followed the instructions ...
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Live USB for installation does not boot, black error screen followed by visual artifacts on a purple screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 desktop with Rufus on a computer with the following specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 MOBO: ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws DDR4 F4-2400C15D-16GVB GPU: ...
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Black screen when booting Ubuntu 16.04.5 with RX 470

Specs: MSI B-250M Pro VDH Pentium G4600 Msi Rx 470 armor oc 1 monitor via HDMI I had Windows but wanted to make the switch to Linux but whenever I load a USB drive and I choose try Ubuntu without ...
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Switch driver to modesetting for improved OpenGL support?

I switched to Lubunutu because I read it offers better OpenGL support to run emulators (Via Batocera.Linux) I found the following post from @thefallenrat re. switching to 'modesetting' https://forum....
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Problem with rx 480

I can't boot my Ubuntu 18.04 machine without using nomodeset in grub, to start the live usb for the installation. I needed that command too and without it the system stucks with a weird screen. I ...
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18.04 black screen during install

I have an Asus FD503vx with GTX1050 Nvidia. I am trying to install 18.04 from USB. I can get to the install Ubuntu screen, i edit it and add nomodeset ( i have tried every variation with order and ...