I tried installing first time KDE BlackArch edition and is was frozen on "starting version 248-3-arch"
I then this may be because of the discrete graphics card Radeon HD 6750M, so I then click 'e' on boot screen and changed radeon.modeset = 0 to disable graphics card.
This then load text but it gets stuck on "starting Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen..."
Any help greatly appreciated
Maybe removing splash from boot options will help? There have been a number of cases of being stuck on the boot screen while booting up the computer recently. This could be related I guess. Check this thread if you want more info:
Last update of sddm caused black screen after plymouth
Host: mx Kernel: 4.19.0-16-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0
root=UUID=55932dfd-406f-49b4-8f42-966ce2720cc7 ro quiet nomodeset splash
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.14.5 tk: Qt 5.11.3 wm: kwin_x11 dm: LightDM 1.26.0
Distro: MX-19.4_x64 patito feo March 31 2021 base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro8,3 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Chassis:
type: 10 v: Mac-942459F5819B171B serial: <filter>
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-942459F5819B171B v: MacBookPro8,3 serial: <filter>
UEFI: Apple v: 188.8.131.52.0 date: 06/13/2019
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 63.1 Wh condition: 65.8/92.1 Wh (71%) volts: 12.0/10.9
model: DP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Discharging cycles: 536
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2720QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 2F
L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 35199
Speed: 1580 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1580 2: 1774 3: 2078
4: 1944 5: 1409 6: 2277 7: 1774 8: 1841
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
vendor: Apple driver: N/A bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0126
Device-2: AMD Whistler [Radeon HD 6630M/6650M/6750M/7670M/7690M] vendor: Apple
driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:6741
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: none unloaded: fbdev
compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1200~77Hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.3.6 compat-v: 3.1
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1c20
Device-2: AMD Turks HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500/6600 / 6700M Series]
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 1002:aa90
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-16-amd64
Device-1: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
v: 3.137 port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:16b4
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme
driver: wl v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4331
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 494.58 GiB used: 13.43 GiB (2.7%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX500SSD1 size: 465.76 GiB block size:
physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 032
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 3.0 size: 28.82 GiB
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw size: 279.30 GiB size: 273.92 GiB (98.07%) used: 13.42 GiB (4.9%)
fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 231 Uptime: 2m Memory: 5.74 GiB used: 665.0 MiB (11.3%) Init: SysVinit
v: 2.93 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3
running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.36
I ran inxi command from MXLinux which is installed
Thanks c00ter, but I don't have garuda installed so therefore how am i going to fix as the base install is crashing? Apologies but from the usb with garuda how do i get it to install?
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Try the barebones editions as they use different kernels.
I have tried open source/closed source for KDE and gnome versions and not had any success.
I have created the usb using Mac OS Etcher and Fedora writer. I am am 100% confident that the usb pen drive is good as have managed to get Live copy running for other distros : endeavouros, Fedora 34 beta and MX Linux.
I have also tried barebones gnome. I have to press "e" and disable radeon by changing to 0. The good news is it boots to login. but when i type startx I get error message
"xinit: unable to connect to X server: connection refused".
I don't see why other distro's work fine (apart from wifi issues) but garuda just crashes and does not load live environment.
It's probably picking up your system as having hybrid graphics:
This is an additional complexity that may be tripping up the installer's tooling. Can you disable either of these GPUs in the BIOS/UEFI/whatever?
Otherwise, if Garuda simply doesn't work on your hardware then EndeavourOS is a perfectly good choice.
The amount of RAM in this machine? Did I miss it?
I'm no expert of Apple stuff at all, but an internet search brought me to this:
Most likely you've already checked it, of course.
I just saw:
AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 6770M: works with xf86-video-ati.
if this can be of any interest...
Ram is 6gb.
I remember I was able to install a previous version of garuda gnome on my Macbook Pro 2011 a few months ago. It worked flawlessly and i was very impressed.
Is there a link to previous releases? As mentioned, the previous gnome release worked 100%.