This is a follow up to my previous post, where I installed arch using antergos and the Cnchi installer.
Now, my problem is the following:
When I boot, I get a black screen with an arrow cursor.
I can, however, press “Ctrl Alt F2” to get to the command prompt, and can log
in using the username and password I defined during the installtion.
I think what I need to do is: pass “nomodeset” to the kernel when booting.
By googling, I found some information on what nomodeset does:
On some video cards you end up with a black screen. Adding the nomodeset parameter
instructs the kernel to not load video drivers and use BIOS modes instead until
X is loaded.
“nomodeset” seemed to help when I was installing, so now I have arch installed,
the question is, how to pass nomodeset when booting?
I notice that on the command line, I can cd to “/boot/grub”. So, my newly
installed antergos system uses Grub.
Using the information here:
… I can work out how to pass the “nomodeset” parameter to grub.
Edit /etc/default/grub and append your kernel options to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
I removed “quiet” from the beginning of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line.
I appended “nomodeset” to the end of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line.
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Unfortunately, I am still getting the black screen with the arrow cursor.
Some more information about my system:
$ lspci | grep VGA
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R5 Graphics]
After reading the instructions here:
… I have installed the following packages:
… I am attaching my logs.
EDIT - when I try to upload my logs.tar file I get the following error:
You do not have enough privileges for this action.
EDIT - This post looks promising, I will read it next:
Hmm. Not sure whether or not to follow the advice in the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P-mG8s8Deg
I don’t know if my graphics card:
[AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R5 Graphics]
… is one to which these instructions apply.
I read here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI that, generally speaking, it is preferred to use the open source drivers over the proprietary ones.
But basically, I’m at the end of my knowledge here, and I need to take a break from this for a few hours.
If any of you reading this can provide me with any pointers, I would be most grateful.