Installation on Monster Abra A5 stuck at black screen (Optimus graphics)

I have i5 8300H laptop i couldnt install arch based OS when it comes to graphical interface it stucks.I saw threads about 8th generations have problems with intel drivers is there a fix for it ?

  Host: serhat-ABRA-A5-V13-1 Kernel: 5.0.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.32.2 wm: gnome-shell 
  dm: GDM3 3.32.0 Distro: Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) 
  Type: Laptop System: MONSTER product: ABRA A5 V13.1 v: Standard 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Standard model: Standard v: Standard serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: N.1.10 date: 01/23/2019 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 46.7 Wh condition: 46.7/46.7 Wh (100%) volts: 12.9/11.4 
  model: standard type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36864 
  Speed: 1117 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 
  3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 801 8: 801 
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] 
  vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited driver: nvidia v: 418.56 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10de:1c8d 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting,nvidia 
  unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa compositor: gnome-shell 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.56 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fb9 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-25-generic 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
  v: kernel port: 6000 bus ID: 00:14.3 chip ID: 8086:a370 
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus ID: 03:00.1 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp3s0f1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 937.12 GiB used: 35.67 GiB (3.8%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 1B2QEXM7 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000LPLX-66ZNTT1 
  size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 1A02 scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: A-Data model: SU800NS38 size: 238.47 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 4A scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / size: 118.72 GiB used: 25.66 GiB (21.6%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 14.90 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C mobo: 48.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 39 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 264 Uptime: 10m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 946.7 MiB (12.0%) 
  Init: systemd v: 240 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Shell: bash 
  v: 5.0.3 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.33

I think you are mistaken. My desktop workstation here has an Intel i5-8400 with an integrated Intel UHD 630 graphics processor. That's 8th-generation too, and I'm not having any problems at all.

However, there are several hurdles when your machine has both Intel and nVidia graphics. There are many threads on the forum about that ─ mostly because people don't look for existing threads and solutions before they post about their own problems. :wink:

Also, when posting about a technical problem, you'll need to provide sufficient information, such as the output of the command...

inxi -Fxxxz

In order to paste the output of a command in your reply, click the </> button in the toolbar of the editor and paste the output between the two lines of backticks. This formats the output so that we can more easily take a look at it.

Option 1: Try a newer installer image, e.g. 18.1-rc9

Option 2: try

Thread title edited to make the issue more distinct, moved from #technical-issues-and-assistance:drivers to #support-for-official-editions:installation

I'll try it thanks for advice

it looks like your already setup for prime, or your using optimus-manager or optimus-switch. thats not the problem though im assuming. when you say that it "sucks" are you referring to stuttering when resizing/moving windows?

if yes, that's due to gnome and it compositor (mutter), i refer to it as mutter stutter.

I can't even see the enviroment(any) its just stucks black screen even while trying to boot live os

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ok, i didnt notice the distro from the inxi info was ubuntu. you should be able to boot live environment and install by selecting the free drivers. you dont want to keep the free drivers but just use them to get it installed and then after it's installed and you run a full update you can switch to the proprietary nvidia drivers.

the problem your having is because when you select the "nonfree" option, the default nonfree setup for an optimus laptop is bumblebee and it's terrible and often results in a black screen like your getting.

does the free option boot to a graphical desktop?

on non-free It stucks on graphical interfaces start
on free It goes for like 4-5 seconds then shutdowns my laptop its really weird
Edit:Login starts then shutdowns

yeah, thats new. :sweat_smile:

so select the nonfree option, then move the selector to the boot option and instead of hitting enter, press E, you'll see a bunch of kernel parameters like nouveau.modeset=0 , just add nomodeset next to one of those parameters separated by a single space, then CTRL+X to boot

Still same :confused:
Edit1:After the hang i managed to reach terminal module when i type startx im getting "No screens found" i got this error when i install arch too im not sure why im getting this error

there are other parameters you can try but it might be easier to get one of the rc iso's as @jonathon suggested.

problems getting started with an optimus laptop are to be expected but it will work.

I was trying for KDE Plasma ill try that too

go for the kde preview then.

Oh i meant im already trying preview builds i got screen :open_mouth: only i915modeset 1 works i guess lol

so you got it to boot then?

after you get it installed, you may run into the same problem but you can add whichever parameter lets you boot from the grub menu like you did with the live usb. then pick which optimus solution you want to use from here

and follow the directions for whichever option you go with. i suggest prime or optimus-switch but you decide

Thanks so much for your helps ^^

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no problem, post an update on how it works out. im actually looking at a few models of laptop and tongfang is one of the manufacturers, same as your monster which is a rebranded tongfang.

As you said i replaced the startup kernel configs and its working now i will try nvidia-prime now Thanks again ^^
Edit1:And stuck on black screen again i will continue tomorrow for testing i will let you know
Edit2:Fixed it completely after adding to grub file kernel settings, after quite acpi_osi=! acpi_osi=\"Windows 2009\" pcie_port_pm=off its working well now

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