Boot on install problem black screen blink cursor [log attached]

i want to give linux a shot as a replacement for desktop environments.
sadly i'm having trouble installing manjaro distributions. namely: XFCE, KDE and Deepin.

the gui wont load and all i am able to do is login via terminal and upload logfiles to my ftp hoping somebody is happy to help me out.

if you need any other info i will do my best to provide that asap.
i'm planning to run manjaro with Windows 10 on dualboot for starters and then later down the road somewhere decide if i ever want to run windows again outside of a VM.

my system is:
i5 4670k
Z87-GD65 mainboard from MSI
i'm running a dual monitor setup; one is connected via DVI and one via HDMI directly from the gpu itself, not the mainboard; both are the same model and spec
i tried installing via uefi and legacy, every time i am stuck on the same issue.
this last log is from installing in uefi.

[    34.052] 
X.Org X Server 1.18.4
Release Date: 2016-07-19
[    34.052] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    34.052] Build Operating System: Linux 4.5.4-1-ARCH x86_64 
[    34.052] Current Operating System: Linux manjaro-deepin 4.4.36-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Dec 2 19:09:52 UTC 2016 x86_64
[    34.052] Kernel command line: initrd=\manjaro\boot\intel_ucode.img initrd=\manjaro\boot\x86_64\manjaro.img misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MJRO1610 logo.nologo overlay=free
[    34.052] Build Date: 19 July 2016  05:54:24PM
[    34.052]  
[    34.052] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[    34.052] 	Before reporting problems, check
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    34.052] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    34.052] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Dec 13 05:42:04 2016
[    34.052] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    34.052] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    34.052] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    34.052] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    34.052] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    34.052] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    34.052] (==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using the first device section listed.
[    34.052] (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
[    34.052] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using a default monitor configuration.
[    34.052] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    34.052] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    34.052] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    34.052] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[    34.052] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/" does not exist.
[    34.052] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    34.052] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/".
[    34.052] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    34.052] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/").
[    34.052] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/".
[    34.052] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    34.052] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/").
[    34.052] (==) FontPath set to:
[    34.052] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    34.052] (**) Extension "Composite" is enabled
[    34.052] (**) Extension "RENDER" is enabled
[    34.052] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    34.052] (II) Loader magic: 0x821d40
[    34.052] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    34.052] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    34.052] 	X.Org Video Driver: 20.0
[    34.052] 	X.Org XInput driver : 22.1
[    34.052] 	X.Org Server Extension : 9.0
[    34.052] (++) using VT number 7

[    34.052] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration
[    34.053] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 1002:67df:174b:e347 rev 199, Mem @ 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xf0000000/2097152, 0xf7e00000/262144, I/O @ 0x0000e000/256, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[    34.053] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
[    34.053] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    34.053] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/
[    34.054] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    34.054] 	compiled for 1.18.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    34.054] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 9.0
[    34.054] (==) AIGLX enabled
[    34.054] (II) LoadModule: "amdgpu"
[    34.054] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
[    34.054] (II) Module amdgpu: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    34.054] 	compiled for 1.18.4, module version = 1.2.0
[    34.054] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    34.054] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 20.0
[    34.054] (II) AMDGPU: Driver for AMD Radeon chipsets: OLAND, HAINAN, TAHITI,
[    34.054] (II) [KMS] drm report modesetting isn't supported.
[    34.054] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[    34.054] (II) UnloadModule: "amdgpu"
[    34.054] (EE) Device(s) detected, but none match those in the config file.
[    34.054] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[    34.054] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
[    34.054] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
 for help. 
[    34.054] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    34.054] (EE) 
[    34.056] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

k. so.. tell me what to do and i'll do it :slight_smile:



First of all can you boot into a Manjaro Live environment?

If the Live DE loads then check the driver used with mhwd -li.

There was another user having AMD driver blackscreen booting issues today... have a look at that thread first, hopefully it will help.


[    34.054] (II) AMDGPU: Driver for AMD Radeon chipsets: OLAND, HAINAN, TAHITI,

First, I'd check my specific GPU against these supported chipsets, make sure you are using the right driver.

[    34.054] (II) [KMS] drm report modesetting isn't supported.

This is the error I think.

I don't use AMD GPUs, but I would maybe try and turn modesetting off. Not sure where though, have a search other AMD driver threads in this forum, this probably isn't the first time someone has experienced something similar. It could be a GRUB setting, but now I'm just guessing.

well yes, that is kind of my point.

my gpu is a polaris gpu and for unknown reason i had zero issues whatsoever installing booting live into Antergos and installing.

and i cant even boot into a live boot except to exactly that point where the screen blacks out with a blinking cursor. from there i can go to the console which was the only possibility for me to even get the log.

i already deleted all the modesettings from the grub menue (the one where you press E and you can edit the arguments). so i deleted everything which had "modesetting" in them (2 entrys) and still i wasnt able to get past the blackscreen.

maybe because my gpu is not an official rx480 but from sapphire and therefore (holy maybe) a different pcb layout and ofc the factory overclock.

i never had any of these issue, neither with kali live boots or rescue boots.
i think i'll have to read more on the topic before giving in. its kind of weird because Antergos is working just fine.

Should not make a difference, I think you need the right kernel to boot those RXx cards.

@Paulh thanks for your reply. i usually never do that (very bad habit). but after you suggested i did and they do match.

@anika200 yes, maybe. i'm very good when it comes to linux outside of the daily casual stuff on servers.

i might try a different build of manjaro later on.

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