So all the programming of the hardware specific clock rates and registers on the video card happen in the kernel rather than in the X driver when the X server starts.10 Things to do first in Manjaro
This makes it possible to have high resolution nice looking splash boot screens and flicker free transitions from boot splash to login screen.
Unfortunately, on some cards this doesn't work properly and you end up with a black screen. Adding the nomodeset parameter instructs the kernel to not load video drivers and use BIOS modes instead until X is loaded. At the same time you want the boot process to be quiet, as otherwise all kinds of messages would disrupt that splash screen. Although specified in GRUB these are kernel parameters influencing the loading of the kernel or its modules, not something that changes GRUB behaviour.
This answer covers acpinoapic and nolapic :. In general, such boot parameters are not needed unless there is a problem with your BIOS and how it handles these standards, or it just might be old enough where these standards were not fully implemented properly. Older systems may not support ACPI full, so sometimes it helps to give the kernel a hint to not use it.
What this controller can do is be set up to generate and handle interrupts, a signal the hardware uses to pass messages. Again, some implementations of APIC can have problems on older system, and so it is useful to disable it. Sometimes the APIC is working, but it slows things down by getting in the middle of messages being passed around. This can mess with audio and video processing, for example.In part 1 — Which Linux is best for a Java developer?
In this part, I explain some fundamental basics you should know before starting the installation. Desperate users have had over 50 unsuccessful installation attempts. The most frequently asked questions are:. Most of these questions are answered in the relevant forums, but first and foremost by Linux professionals who formulate the answers in such a way that they do not help a beginner, such as:.
Do you get it? Neither do I. I only go as far into the details as it is necessary for the installation. It was developed in the 70s and has been extended again and again since then. The MBR Master Boot Record is a record in the first sector of the hard disk and contains the boot loader or the first stage of it and the partition table. Thus, you can create a maximum of four primary partitions — or three primary partitions and one extended partition, which in turn can contain logical partitions.
A partition can have a maximum size of 2 TB. With the GPT, there is no distinction between primary, extended, and logical partitions, and the number of partitions is not limited except by available space. So the choice should be GPT without a doubt.
GRUB is, as the name suggests, a bootloader that loads the actual Linux operating system. In addition to GRUB, you can also install other boot loaders on this partition, which greatly simplifies the setup of a multiboot system. I have tried to illustrate this once again.
In the following, you can see an example partitioning of the hard disk:. The partitions are not displayed correctly in relation to each other. If your hard drive contains confidential data, you should completely encrypt it — especially if it is in a laptop that you regularly carry around with you. You can easily activate software encryption during the installation of the operating system.
The installer takes care of the rest:. If the data of a running system is to be encrypted, it is a bit more complex. There is no graphical user interface for this.
Instead, you have to use the command cryptsetup-reencrypt with the --new option.Find your card's code name a more detailed list is available on Wikipediaand compare it with the feature matrix for supported features. Install the mesa package, which provides the DRI driver for 3D acceleration. Also see Hardware video acceleration. Kernel mode setting KMS is required by the Nouveau driver.
By default, the KMS is done after the other kernel modules are loaded. You will see the text "Loading modules" and the size of the text may change, possibly with an undesirable flicker. See the Nouveau KernelModeSetting page for more details. It is also possible to start the KMS as early as possible in the boot process, when the initramfs is loaded. If you're experiencing troubles with Nouveau leading to rebuild nouveau-drm several times for testing purposes, do not add nouveau to the initramfs.
It is too easy to forget to rebuild the initramfs and it will just make any testing harder. Just use "Late start" until you are confident the system is stable. There might be additional problems with initramfs if you need a custom firmware generally not advised. Nouveau supports the xrandr extension for modesetting and multiple monitors. See the xrandr page for tutorials. Use the fbset tool to adjust console resolution. The lack of proper power management in the nouveau driver is one of the most important causes of performance issues, since most cards will remain in their lower power state with lower clocks during their use.
Experimental support for GPU reclocking is available for some cards see the Nouveau PowerManagement page and since kernel 4. For example, to check the available power states and the current setting for the first card in your system, run:. The factual accuracy of this article or section is disputed. Xorg compositors are prone to show issues with Nouveau. Unlike most of them, Picom offers lots of options to tweak for a smoother and tearing free result. A configuration which is expected to deliver a good result would be the following:.
Add drm. If you are still having problems loading the module or starting X server append nouveau. It is possible for the nouveau driver to detect "phantom" outputs. The problem can be overcome by disabling the phantom output VGA-1 in the examples given with Kernel parameters :. The nouveau kernel module also has an option to disable TV-out detection  :. Specific Nvidia chips with Nouveau may give random system lockups and more commonly throw many kernel messages, seen with dmesg.
Try adding the nouveau.The first problem occurred when booting the live usb with nonfree drivers, it simply hangs with the message A start job is running for LiveMedia MHWD Script. Possibly the Manjaro Hardware Detection a. With some research I find the kernel flag systemd. First of all update your system with sudo pacman -Syu and once completed install the linux headers with sudo pacman -S linuxheaders use your kernel version then the non-free drivers with sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree and follow the bumblebee instruction from manjaro website.
Don't forget to prepend optirun or primusrun before any command in order to run with the dedicated GPU. It helped me a lot.
Thanks a lot! Installing it right now. Wasn't able to get in the installation in the first place, thanks! I'm using an laptop with GTXM. After installing and rebooting, I had to recreate the symlink or mhwd would hang even when just listing devices. Hi, MissakaI. Edit the kernel parameters in grub Press E key and add the systemd. Thanks for the really helpful posts. What am I making wrong? I have an image DVD with manjaro on it.
I did the setup like like described about. After a min or so the installation stops. A reboot brings me back to the beginning with no change. I am really frustated now. Ok now I've managed the installation and restarted right away. I was able to reach the login page. I entered the password, hit enter, login screen fades away and nothing beyond that point. Vlw cara, eu tenho um novo notebook avell e tive o mesmo problema. Excellent guide! I have the exact same model you have.
Today I'm using Manjaro i3 community distro, but at the time I was setting up the machine about two years ago I wasn't able to make bumblebee work, so I went with nvidia only, which is working fine for this distro. However, few weeks ago I've tried to setup a new environment, Manjaro Gnome, and I had a few problems, so I have a couple of questions:.
Does your setup work fine with external displays? What desktop environment are you using? Thanks a ton OP, I had a hard time with my new laptop and was about to give up and use Windows What a great guy! I used this method to successfully install the system to my laptop, but at startup, enter the login interface to enter the password, and then directly stuck in the login interface, what may be caused by this?
Install manjaro live usb; In grub activate non-free drivers Then edit the kernel parameters in grub Press E key and add the systemd.
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And for boot the installed system, i use nouveau.Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of November 4th, 1. Join Date Oct Beans Hidden! In this how to I will explain briefly what this is and how to do it.
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This how to applies to ubuntu It may not apply to wubi, I dont know how to do it in wubi. So all the programming of the hardware specific clock rates and registers on the video card happen in the kernel rather than in the X driver when the X server starts.
This makes it possible to have high resolution nice looking splash boot screens and flicker free transitions from boot splash to login screen. Unfortunately, on some cards this doesnt work properly and you end up with a black screen.
Adding the nomodeset parameter instructs the kernel to not load video drivers and use BIOS modes instead until X is loaded.
Note that this option is sometimes needed for nVidia cards when using the default "nouveau" drivers. Installing proprietary nvidia drivers usually makes this option no longer necessary, so it may not be needed to make this option permanent, just for one boot until you installed the nvidia drivers.
What I understand it does but corrections are welcomeis prevent the kernel from reporting to the bios that its any windows version the bios asks for. By default, the kernel pretends to be all windows versions, that way we are certain the bios executes all the code needed to initialize the hardware.
Unfortunately, some bioses contain fixes to fix problems with specific windows versions notably vista that arent needed or dont work for other OS's. Setting Code:. Adv Reply. November 4th, 2. November 4th, 3.Where installing the full version of Manjaro i. Whether free or proprietary drivers are installed will depend on your initial choice of using free or nonfree graphics drivers to boot up.
Otherwise, it will be necessary to run the mhwd command manually as part of the post-installation process for the minimalistic NET-Edition of Manjaro.
For Beginners, it is recommended to use "Hardware Detection" in Manjaro Settings Manager to change or install new graphics drivers.
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For intermediate and advanced users, it is also possible to use the mhwd command to install, re-install, and remove installed graphics drivers at any time, as illustrated below. This is the recommended method for the detection and installation of graphics drivers. The syntax for the automated installation method is:. For example, the following command would result in the automatic detection and installation of the best available proprietary driver for a pci-connected graphics card:.
Otherwise, the following command would result in the automatic detection and installation of the best available free driver for a pci-connected graphics card:. Taking a do-it-yourself approach is itself relatively easy and straightforward using the mhwd command. This should be undertaken in two stages:. Prior to manually installing a graphics driver, it will be necessary to identify what drivers are available for your system.
To list the appropriate drivers available, the basic syntax is:. Using this command without the additional options will list basic information for all the available drivers for devices connected to your system. All drivers graphics card drivers will have the prefix video- in their name. The basic information provided for all listed drivers will be:. In addition, using the --pci filter in the following example will list detailed information for only the drivers available for devices e.
For example, to install the proprietary nvidia graphics card driver, the following command would be used:. To force the re-installation of an existing driver without removing it first, the syntax is:.
For example, to force the re-installation of a previously installed nvidia graphics card driver, the following command would be used:. On occasion it may be necessary to remove an installed graphics card driver.
Similarly to manually installing a graphics card driver, two steps should be undertaken for removal:. After all, it would be somewhat difficult to remove an installed driver if you don't know what it's called!
To identify and list Manjaro's installed drivers - including the graphics driver to be removed, the syntax is:. Using this command without the additional options will list the basic information of all the drivers currently installed on your system. Once again, all drivers for graphics cards will have the prefix video- in their name. As with listing drivers available for your system, the -d option used in the following command will list detailed information:. This information may prove useful to determine any otherwise unforeseen consequences or problems upon removing a driver.
And again, it is also possible to filter your list of installed drivers by whether they are used on hardware connected via pci or usb. In this instance, a detailed list will be generated only for installed drivers used on hardware with a PCI connection:.
One other way of reporting drivers installed andin use is using the inxi tool. For example, to remove the installed driver for a nvidia graphics card connected internally via pcithe following command would be used:.
Note about ati, xorg file and login artifacts or kicad: if you get artifacts upon logging in or if kicad rendering and zooming is slow, try adding [Option "EXAPixmaps" "off"] in the "Device" section of xorg config file. See here. For example, to use the second card with Gimp.Regular installation was failing even before the GUI was opened due to kernel panic for both free and nonfree GPU drivers. It seems that since than default vesa? Attachment for screenshot.
Any suggestions? Of course it will not work with nomodset, since kernel modesettings are a requirement for the linux graphicsstack nowadays. Would be good to know what kind of kernel panic. I cannot reproduce the kernel panic since saw it only via installation process. Than I contacted someone over IRC from manjaro and he suggested me to try nomodset - this is what I did.
I assume you added nomodeset to grub boot options. Heh, yeah I didnt even double-check - you arent running vesa. You are running modesetting. Which makes sense without nomodeset. But you are still going to want to set up prime, which might even work OOTB with all open-source drivers now…. On looking again ,it looks like you have everything you need installed already, but it cant hurt to reverify with mhwd that you want to be on video-linux - just an umbrella for open drivers for your HW.
These reports are all somewhat conflicting. Please install video-linux and reboot. Then lets see if any of those commands reports change. Start again with xrandr --listproviders. AMD card still reports modesetting. I want to see what Tids thinks. But I would make sure you dont have anything funny in blacklists. No idea why. Maybe some kind of xorg config thing, No real Idea. Progratron 23 April 1. Hello, I have just installed manjaro Progratron 23 April 3.
But how can I try to switch back from nomodset? Progratron 23 April 5.