Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum, so I take the chance to say hello, and congratulations for the OS. I think you are doing a great job. Everyone I ask says Antergos is the real deal.
So, this weekend I crashed into this problem: I tried to install Antergos on a MacBook Pro 8,2 15", and as this thread I quote, it UNFORGIVINGLY FAILS to boot.
I’m posting this not only to ask for advice, but also to post the progress, and things I try.
Unforgivingly is a good term for this, because what happens is that it hangs up on startup, and the logs show variable messages before the death of the system, even if you use
debug loglevel_ignore on startup options. It stays just there, if you try to boot normally it show a black screen with an unblinking underscore. Every try to get a response from the computer is futile, no tty change, no rootfs, nothing.
After fiddling with startup options, it sorta came down to a Xorg start up problem:
rescueon startup kicks me into a rootfs terminal, just after systemd has finished doing its business (i think). When you type
startxyou can get either two things: It hangs up after the message:
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/"or you can get a
(EE) screens found but none has usable configurationand exits back to rootfs.
- If you fiddle with i915.modeset and radeon.modeset, it also hangs, but the last message shown on screen before clearing is
fb: switching to nouveaufb from EFI VGA. Using nomodeset also renders the system unresponsive.
- I also tried rebuilding vmlinuz and initramfs files (by booting the live USB and arch-chrooting into the disk) and putting block before autodetect in HOOKS in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, but that has the same result: Black screen, frozen underscore
journalctl --since=todayreveals a lot of call traces with
INFO: task Xorg:433 blocked for more than 120 secondsjust before I push the startup button to hard reset. (after letting it sit there, hung up, for around 30 minutes)
- Downdating Xorg to install catalyst drivers yields the same results: Black screen, frozen underscore
I’m using refind, but grub doesn’t work either. I need the computer to keep working, so I fallback on Apricity OS for now, because is the closest thing to antergos that works. When I have a little more time, I’ll try again.
As the cited post states, the solution has got to be something trivially simple, because the USB live boots flawlessly, it renders everything quick and clear. And it’s not a matter of drivers (although xf86-video-ati misbehaves when it comes to shaders) because Apricity got it right. lscpi reveals that xorg is using both Intel and Radeon GPUs.
Is there anyone with antergos on a MBP 8,2? Is there anything I can try? I don’t know why I don’t have Xorg.log, I remember that some of the times, the log didn’t even generate.
Greetings, and thanks for your attention