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Cannot load graphical interface of Live USB on a computer with a NVidia RTX graphics card
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Hello,

I'm currently trying to install Solus Budgie 4.0 on my computer.
I created a USB bootable drive with Rufus and booted on it.
On a screen with 2 choices "Solus 4.0 (Budgie)" or "Reboot Into Firmware Interface", i stay on the line for Solus, hit e to add the option nouveau.modeset=0 and then press return.
It loads stuff for a few seconds then i arrive at a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner and then nothing happens.

So i changed tty, log in with root/root and check lightdm status : failed

journalctl -xeu lightdm

i carry on with a startx

and then :

less /var/log/Xorg.0.log


so i can see that nouveau still is not disabled, even with the provided argument at boot time.

My hardware :
AMD Ryzen7 2700X
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070
MSI B450I Gaming plus ac

I've liked Solus so far in a VM, i would very much like to take the experience a step forward, thanks for the hard work! :)

Rashguir created this task.Apr 12 2019, 2:05 PM
Rashguir renamed this task from Cannot boot on Live USB on a computer with a NVidia RTX graphics card to Cannot load graphical interface of Live USB on a computer with a NVidia RTX graphics card.Apr 12 2019, 2:34 PM
henres added a subscriber: henres.Apr 12 2019, 3:08 PM

Does a regular nomodeset not work?

You will still need to install the nvidia-glx-driver-current package after installing to disk.

@Rashguir is a friend of mine.

For now we have tested so far to boot with`nouveau.modeset=0` or nomodeset.
The exact same think happen.
Blinking white dash on a black screen.

Have you tried blacklisting the nouveau driver?

rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau

Should default to vesa then, giving you a chance to install the proprietary driver.

Hello,

Sorry for the delay, i was away this week-end.
I tried

nomodeset

, then

rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau

, then, in despair,

nomodeset rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau

but i still got the same result... :/

Thanks for the help :)

Hi,

For the record, i managed to install an other distribution (elementary OS) without taking care of nouveau nor altering anything, with the same hardware of course.

I'll be willing to test again if a solution is presented :)

DataDrake triaged this task as Normal priority.Tue, Apr 30, 1:28 PM