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[SOLVED] MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

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[SOLVED] MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#1 Postby MX-16_fan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:10 pm

Just wanted to help replace a friend's Linux Mint system by MX-16 February snapshot (64-Bit).

Unfortunately, whatever I do (UEFI / BIOS compatibility, use the "failsafe.efi", try to boot on text mode, etc.), MX-16 crashes. I never got any further than something like "Starting NetworkMananager". Sometimes it doesn't even get that far but it only shows me a black screen with some random rectangles on it.

I guess this is due to the video card (lspci says it's an AMD RS780 video card).

My friend noticed this was never a problem when installing Linux Mint, and the Mint GUI said there's no proprietary driver in use for the video (only for the WiFi).

I checked the manual but I found no info on what to do with AMD video cards when booting MX-16 live.


Greetings, Joe
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Re: MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#2 Postby asinoro » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:36 pm

Did you try as boot parameters to put:
nomodeset xforcevesa
Kernel:4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 x86_64
Desktop:Xfce 4.12.2 Distro: MX-15_x64 Fusion
Lenovo G50-30 Dual core Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics:Card:Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx
Network:Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 W/N/Adapter driver: ath9k
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Re: MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#3 Postby Stevo » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:20 pm

I'd check to see if the official Dec. 2016 release also suffers the same problem.

Possibly, if the proprietary AMD driver is installed, it would also solve the issue, though I think that would require a respin of the live ISO.

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Re: MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#4 Postby dolphin_oracle » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:34 pm

I assume this is a liveUSB or DVD that doesn't boot, not an installed system.

Is there an external monitor hooked up to the laptop?
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Re: MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#5 Postby MX-16_fan » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:04 am

asinoro wrote:Did you try as boot parameters to put:
nomodeset xforcevesa


Thanks. I gave that a try, but to no avail. Maybe I was wrong on the syntax. It doesn't know "nomodeset". Which boot option would I have to choose here, and where exactly would I have to put in the boot parameters? Greetings, Joe

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Re: MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#6 Postby MX-16_fan » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:12 am

Stevo wrote:I'd check to see if the official Dec. 2016 release also suffers the same problem.


Thanks, just tried that out. The December MX-16 official release boots up nicely, so obviously in the meantime some regression has taken place. Hope that helps. Greetings, Joe

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Re: MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#7 Postby MX-16_fan » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:13 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:I assume this is a liveUSB or DVD that doesn't boot, not an installed system.

Is there an external monitor hooked up to the laptop?


No, live, see above. No external monitor. Greetings, Joe

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Re: MX-16 Live crashes on boot on hp 6735s notebook (AMD RS780 video card)

#8 Postby MX-16_fan » Fri May 19, 2017 8:53 am

Just tried to reproduce this on an identical machine using the April 2017 snapshot, and no error occured. So it looks like this has been fixed in the meantime. Hence I'll mark this "SOLVED".

Thanks to everyone!


Greetings, and have a nice weekend, Joe


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