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Old 08-13-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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Black screen on boot with AMD Radeon R7 370


When I boot Arch from my USB stick, I get a black screen. I tried "nomodeset" and it works but when I complete my install and reboot to finish customizing I get the blacks screen again and theres no way for me to enter the "nomodeset" again. Please help.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 06:52 AM   #2
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Simply add "nomodeset" to the kernel command line via your bootloader.

I would be more specific but I don't know which boot{loader,manager} you are using.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 02:58 PM   #3
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Hi.After multiple attempts I just gave up and installed Windows. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 09-11-2015, 05:43 PM   #4
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Thought i'd revive this and see if I got some tips. I'm trying to install Arch again. During the install, the screen just turns blank and stays that way and there's no way to get a prompt. This only began when I installed the R7 370. I would love to get Arch installed with my AMD card. Any tips would be cool. Thanks.
 
Old 09-11-2015, 05:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Simply add "nomodeset" to the kernel command line via your bootloader.
For the Arch live ISO, press "e" at the boot menu and add the parameter (without quotation marks) to the end of the line that starts with "linux" and press return to boot the modified entry.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick; 09-11-2015 at 08:08 PM. Reason: added "at the boot menu"
 
Old 09-11-2015, 11:21 PM   #6
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I tried that already. It will run for a few seconds and then the screen will just turn blank. I'm currently running Manjaro Gnome until I find the answer to this problem.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 12:05 AM   #7
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I tried it again this time it worked. I added the "nomodeset" to the linux line. However, it requires me to do it everytime I restart my PC. Is there anyway to make it permanent?

Update:

I figured it out. I edit the file /etc/default/grub and put in nomodeset and using the catalyst-test drivers.

Now running Arch with R7 370.

Last edited by Deezol; 09-12-2015 at 01:40 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2015, 09:46 PM   #8
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Now i'm getting this error while doing a "pacman -Syu":

:: Synchronizing package databases...
catalyst is up to date
core is up to date
extra 1804.9 KiB 2.10M/s 00:01 [----------------------] 100%
community is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: catalyst-hook: requires linux<4.2

Can somebody help me fix this? Thanks.
 
  


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