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Unable to boot on Live USB with nomodeset

asked 2018-12-09 11:25:34 -0500

For some time now i've been looking to migrate from Debian based distros. I really liked Fedora Workstation 29 and decided to give it a try for my main distro. However, the process booting into the into my live usb has been a pain in the ass. Since my notebook has a gxt1050 graphics card i figured i'd have to boot it in basic graphics mode. However when i do so i get stuck in a black screen with a cursor blinking infinitely. I also tried to put nomodeset as a parameter in the "Start Fedora Workstation 29" but no luck for now :c. Anyone has any idea of what i can do now?

System:

gtx1050

i7700HQ

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answered 2018-12-09 13:10:29 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora! From what I can see, your card has only been out for about two years, so it's still very mainstream. Try booting without using either basic graphics or nomodeset and see if it works. The nouveau driver should handle it just fine in 2D. Once you've installed it on your system, you can install the nVidia drivers (There are many sets of instructions out there, telling you pretty much the same thing.) and get proper 3D rendering. Just remember that for most people, downloading the drivers from nVidia is strictly a last resort, as you'll have to boot into text mode and install them again every time there's a kernel update, and using the repackaged ones from rpmfusion (among other places) automates that process. Good luck and keep us informed.

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Last updated: Dec 09 '18