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Stuck at gdm start

asked 2018-11-04 17:19:43 -0600

I decided to dump my windows installation in favour of Fedora 29 Workstation, however when I try to boot up the LiveCD installation media I get stuck at "[ok] Started GNOME Display Manager".

Tried ctrl + alt + fn + F keys to get a console, however system appears unresponsive and after some time I get a #1 CPU has been stuck for 22s message, followed by absolutely nothing. Im trying to install on a MSI GE62 6QF laptop, with i7-6700HQ CPU and GTX 970m.

Any help is greatly appreciated since I'm still new to Linux.

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answered 2018-12-08 13:56:03 -0600

coblau gravatar image

...tried again an put the modeset to another place (the line that starts with 'linux') -> works now :)

coblau

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answered 2018-12-08 13:18:52 -0600

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Thanks, booting live-cd works with nouveau.modeset=0. After install and adding nouveau.modeset=0 again there is no desktop, only gray screen with mouse working. Tried with Gnome Wayland and Gnome XOrg. Any further suggestions?

thanks, coblau

have a msi ge62 6qf too. Worked fine with f27, not really after upgrade to f28.

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answered 2018-12-02 10:41:14 -0600

Hi, I believe I might be facing the same issue. Trying to install f29 on Ryzen/Nvidia desktop but I can't get live CD to start. Gets stuck at Started gnome display manager. I tried basic graphics mode as well as nouveau.modeset=0, neither helped.

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answered 2018-11-04 18:31:15 -0600

ed209 gravatar image

Try to boot adding at grub prompt

nouveau.modeset=0

and then report.

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