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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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Blank screen on boot after installing 18,04

Can only get live USB to function with "nomodeset" - 18.04 can then be installed on new Gigabyte Brix (Western Digital SSD, Intel Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz Processor with Intel 620 HD graphics). After ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 installation freezes on Acer Nitro 5

first time posting. I have a new Acer Nitro 5 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.10 on it. I disabled secure boot, tried nomodeset and it still didn't work. I got it to install adding acpi=0, but ...
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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 18.04.1 LTS and Radeon R9 390 - can't install video drivers (not proprietary, not additional)

First of all sory for any nonsense, but after days and days of trying to set it up and reading forums, I still fell like I have missed something important. I am totaly new in Linux world. And sorry ...
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Issue with video playback

new Linux user here So I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and so far so good. However, playing any video at any video quality will result in massive stuttering, and I also can’t change the display ...
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amd card causes black screen

So I just installed ubuntu 18.10 yesterday and know practically nothing about it. But whenever I booted it, it would either work, or go into an infinite state of blinking a white underscore on my ...
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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, visual artifacts on purple splash screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 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-...
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Cannot install NVidia drivers on 18.04

I have an HP Envy 13 laptop (i7-8550U, NVidia MX 150, 16 GB of RAM). I've been trying to install 18.04 LTS to dual boot with Windows. I have disabled secure boot. When I use the 18.04.1 image, I can'...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Intel graphics driver not working with nomodeset in grub

I am currently trying to set up a system with a Intel Atom CPU (Braswell). I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it. Display is a small touch display and in order to get the right screen format, so ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 cant boot without nomodeset AMD R9380 [duplicate]

I cant boot without nomodeset, which causes my graphic card to not work. I’ve tried updating the drivers but nothing changed. $ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. OpenGL ...
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Ubuntu screen struck at purple screen

I am running two OSs in my system. I have booted into Ubuntu after a long time. I had updated to be installed, it asked me to enter a password which will be used after boot. It said waiting to be ...
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Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK can install but can't boot

Just got my new Intel NUC today. It installs just fine, but booting up it gets stuck forever with no error message (black screen). Ubuntu 18.04
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Ubuntu 18.04 server black screen

I am try to install the 18.04 server but the screen is black. The Desktop version works well, but with the server version the screen is black. To install it i needed add to grub start "nomodeset" but ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 “Mode not supported” during install

I am getting a "Mode not supported" error coming back from my monitor (older LDC Samsung) when installing Ubuntu Server. I solved this before with GRUB (nomodeset), but that was for normally booting ...
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Setting display to reduce migraines, what does nomodeset and fbdev mean? and how to set them? [duplicate]

In a forum about migraines and computer displays, i've found these instructions:"and try nomodeset for intel kernel module i915 and the fbdev video driver. It's basically the same thing as Standard ...
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Why do I need to replace “quiet splash” with “nomodeset”? [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu but could not load it. By searching on Interned I found a solution which works for me but I do not understand it. The solution is taken from here. In more detail, ...
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The second monitor does not work (after solving the problem of the black screen 'nomodeset')

To change the kernel parameters in the Grub, just place the cursor on the desired item and press e: Go to the end of the line, add the nomodeset, and also add a quiet splash to display the download ...
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Black screen after suspend (iMac 11.2, Ubuntu 16.04)

On my iMac (mid-2010, specs) I have Ubuntu 16.04 with a recent kernel update (4.15.10) but am still not able to recover from suspend. I have been able to figure out how to wake up the computer with ...
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Ubuntu live stucks on boot: nomodeset and wrong resolution

I tried Ubuntu on VB under Windows for a few days and I want to install it in dualboot on my second hard drive, but there is a problem: I can boot from USB in two ways: legacy and UEFI. Under both ...
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Unable to set screen brightness - xubuntu 16.04

Here are my issues : I can't change the screen brightnesss on my laptop. The keyboard combinations made for it (Fn+F5, Fn+F6) do not work. I read that the desktop environment (Xfwm, or Xfce, I don't ...
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Can't install Ubuntu try almost all the way get error: end Kernel panic

I know you maybe say this question answered before, but I check anything I found in the net and they didn't work on my situation. I tried to install Ubuntu on my PC. I download Ubuntu 16.04 and ...
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Intel HD graphics on HP Stream 13 only working with nomodeset

Already installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 17.10 and 18.04 alpha. All these versions just boot up to a blank white screen with some fuzzy colored lines where I can't do anything. It works with nomodeset or ...
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Display driver issue on Dell Vostro i5 with Ubuntu 17.10

I just installed Ubuntu 17.10 in my DELL Vostro i5 laptop. Initially Ubuntu was showing a blank screen after booting, but when I added nomodeset in GRUB, then I was able to see the login screen and ...
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Gnome/Ubuntu only starts when in nomodeset

computer info: HP Pavillion Notebook // OS: Windows 10, Home Single Language 64 bits // BIOS: F.23 /// Proc: AMD A10-9600P First of all I'm an absolute beginner with Linux and programming in ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 installer freezes on boot text right after choosing to install

This question is not a duplicate of: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? There is no purple screen nor black screen and the problem comes out while some loading text ...
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Why can I only get a usable resolution in the Live CD environment?

I am trying to install Ubuntu(or any distro that works, really) on an old Compaq CQ5500F with integrated Nvidia Geforce 6150se Nforce 430 GPU. It was using Windows 7 and looked fine, but was ...
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Can't install Ubuntu/Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 on my desktop [duplicate]

Initially I had issue even getting to the start of the setup; I had all sorts of screen tearing, and the screen would freeze at the Ubuntu boot screen. I solved that by setting nomodeset during boot. ...
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UbuntuGNOME fresh install stuck on boot (dualboot with WIN10)

Today I installed Ubuntu Gnome from a bootable USB alongside Windows 10 in my computer. Previously, as seen on this question, Computer restarts after selecting ''try ubuntu'' or '...
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Black window without login screen [duplicate]

I'm in this problem all the day searching for a solution . I'm new to Ubuntu . I'm using 14.04 . When I open the system I got black window. How can I solve this ? Google-talkplugin.list Google-...
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not able to use xrandr after booting ubuntu tablet with nomodeset

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my intel-z3735f baytrail tablet. I can boot this device and get the desktop only with nomodeset parameter.(When booted without nomodeset getting blank screen) But when ...
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Can suddenly only boot with “nomodeset” (radeon, 16.04)

As of yesterday, I can only boot with the kernel option nomodeset. The only thing that happened before normal shutdown was an upgrade: Start-Date: 2016-11-26 00:09:51 Commandline: apt-get -y dist-...
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Not Optimum Mode: Recommended Mode: 1280x1024 60Hz

I have a problem I can't seem to fix. I have acquired an old server: - Intel Xeon CPU 3.20 GHz - 4 Gigs RAM - 250 Gig HDD - Generic VGA (I think - I can find no way of checking) I have installed ...
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Interrupt boot process

I've got a Pascal nvidia card that Ubuntu doesn't understand, and instead of automatically booting into a low graphics mode it just blanks the screen. I could install Ubuntu by editing boot parameters ...
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Cannot boot LiveCD of Ubuntu GNOME 16.10

After having issues with a black screen (nomodeset resolved this) now the system gets stuck on booting. I tried to boot without splash and quiet. It boots normally to some point and then simply stops (...
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“no ums support in radeon module” error when booting to the Ubuntu 16.04.1 installer with nomodeset on 2011 MacBook Pro

The only way of successfully booting past the GRUB menu was to use nomodeset on this old machine, but now I've gotten the error mentioned in the title. Does anyone know what else I can do to get this ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu 16.04.1 on Formatted Drive Black Screen After Boot-Repair

I'm brand new to Linux and I'm so, so very confused on what I could have done wrong when I installed my OS. I have formatted my hard drive so this install of Linux should be a fresh install. Since I ...
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Change default Grub settings for installation from DVD

I've got bunch of PCs with NVIDIA GPU to install, that are subject to a "black screen" bug on boot. The problem can be easily solved by adding "nomodeset" to Linux entry in grub.cfg. I would really ...
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ATI Radeon 2900 causes Radeon driver to crash on Ubuntu 16.04

FULL DISCLOSURE: First time Ubuntu user here. I currently have an ATI Radeon HD 2900 in my PC (I believe R600); I can boot into Ubuntu 16.04, however it crashes almost as soon as Unity loads, and I ...
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Boot problem ubuntu + fan max power

I have installed the last version of ubuntu using an usb drive (rufus). My device is an Asus Rog g501 laptop with a Nvidia Gtx 960M if it can helps. I got some trouble to install it, I finally ...