• Black screen on UEFI installation


    3 days… 3 days and nights trying to install Antergos but I stumble across a problem after a problem after another one.

    Long story short, I have a GTX 970 and followed your dual booting guide and tried the UEFI installation but a black screen appears with very mashed up huge letters that I can’t read fills up the screen and freezes my PC. So here are my attempts:

    • Disabled security and fast startup

    • Tried the first UEFI options including no graphical installation and nvidia fallback, or something like that.

    • Added the following codes to the UEFI kernel line nouveau.modeset=0, nomodeset, modprobe.blacklist=nvidia-current

    • Removed quiet splash from the kernel line

    • Booted up as non UEFI and here is where things got interesting. I set the resolution to 1080p and those huge mashed up letters? They are not readable and it gives me nouveau timeout at the end when I remove quiet splash.

    • So I removed quiet splash and added nouveau.modeset=0. Still the same

    I tried F3 then no KMS and it actually works but this is not UEFI installation so I can’t go through with it. I already installed antergos that way and it never boot up after that. Only windows would login so I learnt the only way to do it is through UEFI. So I had delete the partition it installed on.

    At this point, If I compiled arch-linux itself. I would have been done by now but since I’m very new to linux. I have to stick with antergos. but I’m really losing my mind here. It seems like you guys had this issue for years on end and you never did anything about it.

    So far I’m really frustrated with my first linux experience. Even signing up on this website gave me a suspicious email error and it took freaking 30 minutes to get it to work.

    For the love of everything that is sane… Help me out here!

    Thank you

  • Hi and welcome @Otakami !

    I’m sorry to learn you have so many problem installing Antergos. I had some problem to install it myself. I’m glad you still there! You won’t regret it, Antergos is such a great distro!

    I have a GTX 970 like you! This is how I managed to install Antergos on my computer -> I never find a way to make it work trough UEFI. I had to use legacy/bios mode. I used F3 to switch to “No KMS” as you did! Once Cnchi installer loaded, I had to select Proprietary driver in the feature selection screen to make it boot after installation finished.

    I don’t know if you have tried proprietary driver yet, but if you didn’t, I suggest you do, it may work.

    I hope it help and I also hope it work! You deserve it!

    Proprietary driver

    Good luck my friend!

    New Linux user | No more Windows in my life No more Windows at home | In love with Antergos && Arch! | A lot to learn!

  • If proprietary driver do not work for you, or if you really want to install it using UEFI mode, you can read this topic!

    Nvidia enabled Iso-Installer now available!

    I’ve tried @joekamprad iso myself and I successfully load Cnchi installer using UEFI mode! I think what @joekamprad did was to replace nouveau opensource driver for nvidia proprietary driver.

    But yeah, I agree with you. It would be cool to make it work out of the box with official release. I don’t know why it’s not the case. But, other than that, everything in Antergos work wonderfully! :slight_smile: (Except maybe lightdm/light-locker but it’s Gnome fault, not Antergos fault! :p But that’s another story!)

    Good luck again!

    New Linux user | No more Windows in my life No more Windows at home | In love with Antergos && Arch! | A lot to learn!

  • @iSpeakVeryWell Hey. Thank you very much for the response!

    Yeah I believe Antergos is a great distro and I’m very much looking forward using linux as a whole. Everything is just great about it. I hoped the installation experience was flawless but nothing is perfect I guess.

    Now to answer your question. Yes, I have switched on proprietary drivers during my first time install. The installation was successful. It’s just that I couldn’t boot into antergos after it was done and restarted. I was told that I had to make it a UEFI install (also because my windows is UEFI installed so both have to match) to be able to boot into it in future.

    I haven’t taken a look at the link you graciously provided but I will be sure to do so now. From the looks of it, I don’t have much of a choice interms of the installation path I take sadly.

    Nonetheless, thank you for your time!

    Edit: As much as I’m trying to save what little data I have left. I don’t have much of a choice but to download his copy. Hopefully it works for me though. I feel like it’s aimed more towards 10xx GTX cards. but it worked for you so I feel safe downloading that 1.3GB.

  • Hope it works! Keep us in touch!

    New Linux user | No more Windows in my life No more Windows at home | In love with Antergos && Arch! | A lot to learn!

  • It’s working flawlessly! Thank you very much for your help :3

    Now to start my linux road of learning. It’s going to be fun!

  • @Otakami said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    It’s going to be fun!

    Welcome to the Antergos Community!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • @Otakami said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    It’s working flawlessly! Thank you very much for your help :3

    Now to start my linux road of learning. It’s going to be fun!

    Ohhh! I did nothing! You should thank @joekamprad!! Not me! :p

    I’m glad it worked! :slight_smile:

    I think you did a very good choice by picking Antergos! I started my road on Linux 6 week ago and I I’m still in love with it while I can’t stand any others distribution more than 2 hours.

    New Linux user | No more Windows in my life No more Windows at home | In love with Antergos && Arch! | A lot to learn!

  • Hey! Now that your problem is fixed, I would like to introduce you to this thread! It was a good read for me in the very first week of trying Antergos! I don’t know if you like to have a desktop that look good, but if so, this thread is for you and will give you a lots of good idea and nice tips.

    Show your desktop

    I read it backwards (most recent to older) because first posts are little outdated. If you like, try make your desktop feel more like home and post a screenshot! :slight_smile:

    New Linux user | No more Windows in my life No more Windows at home | In love with Antergos && Arch! | A lot to learn!

  • @Keegan said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    Welcome to the Antergos Community!

    Thank you very much! It’s nice being here =) (Though one of your devs scares me a little)

    @iSpeakVeryWell said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    Ohhh! I did nothing! You should thank @joekamprad!! Not me! :p

    I’m glad it worked! :slight_smile:

    I think you did a very good choice by picking Antergos! I started my road on Linux 6 week ago and I I’m still in love with it while I can’t stand any others distribution more than 2 hours.

    I will be sure to thank him on his topic. but still your help kept me sane. Everyone would have probably gave me more code lines to try and I would have pulled my hair out if they didn’t work. So thanks again =)

    @iSpeakVeryWell said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    Hey! Now that your problem is fixed, I would like to introduce you to this thread! It was a good read for me in the very first week of trying Antergos! I don’t know if you like to have a desktop that look good, but if so, this thread is for you and will give you a lots of good idea and nice tips.

    Show your desktop

    I read it backwards (most recent to older) because first posts are little outdated. If you like, try make your desktop feel more like home and post a screenshot! :slight_smile:

    I just took a look at it and it’s quite helpful since I can’t decide between KDE or gnome. I will post the results there when I’m satisfied with my desktop.

  • @iSpeakVeryWell said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    Ohhh! I did nothing! You should thank @joekamprad!! Not me!

    See, I was thinking the same thing, only that you @iSpeakVeryWell, should be the one being thanked:slight_smile:. Without you, I think that this thread may have been overlooked.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • @Otakami said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    (Though one of your devs scares me a little)

    OK, now I’m curious. Which one are you referring to? (Don’t worry about offending people here, it’s a great, understanding community full of kind people. If this particular dev sees it, they will probably just laugh!) This community is just that amazing.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • @Otakami said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    Everyone would have probably gave me more code lines to try and I would have pulled my hair out if they didn’t work.

    I know what you mean! Sometimes an excess amount of code just drives me crazy! (especially when there is an easy way to do the same thing graphically).

    Anyways, glad to have you on the team:slight_smile:.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • @Otakami said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    I can’t decide between KDE or gnome

    Interesting…

    I know that if you can not decide at all, there is the option of having them both installed, with the choice of each on the login screen. However, doing this can sometimes interfere with a few small things such as icons and (in a great while) sound. Other times, it works flawlessly. It just varies from computer to computer. Thus, I would advise you to try to settle on one choice or the other, but if you cannot decide, simply ask about it here and I can tell you how to install another Desktop Environment (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc.) It is really easy and can be done without any coding skills using Pamac. (the software center on Antergos) under 10 minutes.

    Hope this helps!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • @Keegan said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    OK, now I’m curious. Which one are you referring to? (Don’t worry about offending people here, it’s a great, understanding community full of kind people. If this particular dev sees it, they will probably just laugh!) This community is just that amazing.

    Karasu. I was researching about DEs and I’m not a person who decides things easily at all. Like it took me weeks just thinking and thinking about linux and researching. I don’t just go like “Hey, gnome looks nice. I will try it and see how it turns out”. But yeah I saw him reply in an old topic with kind of a passive aggressive tone but he was pretty tired and he apologised later. He had an excuse and I can’t blame him. He seems like a cool guy though ^_^

  • @Otakami said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    it took me weeks just thinking and thinking about linux and researching.

    It was actually the same thing with me when I first entered the Linux world six months ago!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • Karasu.

    hehehe…

    This may sound kind of weird due to your experience with Karasu, but he is actually the most helpful dev on the Forum (generally). He has a lot of patience and is (to my knowledge) the only dev that takes time to regularly answer questions on the Forum, all the while juggling the process of developing Antergos.

    But I know what you mean. When I first joined the Forum a few months ago, @joekamprad scarred me a bit because he seemed so impersonal and just spouted off so much code to everyone! Since then, I have learned that the sense of him being impersonal is just due to English not being his first language (I think German is) and his excess code was often necessary for the users’ problem!

    Thanks for satisfying my curiousity!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • @Keegan it is true that you can do a lot of stuff with graphictools now on linux, but often it is hard to explain to users, code is code and you can copy paste ;)
    But yes i am not in anyway nativ english speaker… i would not call english at all what i write …

    Before i join here at Antergos i do not use any graphical configuration tools at all i was hardened from using pure ArchLinux :martial_arts_uniform: but i learn from users to go back to get satisfied by GUI!

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  • I know that now, but at first I was a little shaken up!

    hehehe…

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-deepin
    https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • @Keegan said in Black screen on UEFI installation:

    Karasu.

    hehehe…

    This may sound kind of weird due to your experience with Karasu, but he is actually the most helpful dev on the Forum (generally). He has a lot of patience and is (to my knowledge) the only dev that takes time to regularly answer questions on the Forum, all the while juggling the process of developing Antergos.

    But I know what you mean. When I first joined the Forum a few months ago, @joekamprad scarred me a bit because he seemed so impersonal and just spouted off so much code to everyone! Since then, I have learned that the sense of him being impersonal is just due to English not being his first language (I think German is) and his excess code was often necessary for the users’ problem!

    Thanks for satisfying my curiousity!

    I love how this forum is just like a group of friends! Keep it up guys :)

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