This sounds like what I've been experiencing with sonar, a manjaro based distro that's designed for accessibility. I just got a new, well new to me anyway, dell precision workstation, and although the flash drive boots and works fine, the installed system won't boot to the desktop. I do get past the grub screen, but right as the display manager starts, the screen turns black, and then goes all white, at which point the system seems to hang. I've tried everything I can possibly think of, including clearing the bios, installing in both bios and uefi modes, nothing seems to work so I'm forced to use windows. This is with the gnome and mate desktops, so it's clearly not the display manager or the kernel, since we use the current lts kernel. I can provide specs if needed, but the core specs are an intel core i5 3320m processor at 2.6 ghz, a radeon fire pro m6000 graphics card, and 8 gb of ram.
On 10/29/2016 6:16 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
On Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:01:42 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
On Sat, 29 Oct 2016 05:48:29 -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
Any other thoughts?
Store the BIOS settings, turn of the computer, remove the CMOS battery, set the jumpers to clear the CMOS RAM, wait a few seconds, set the jumper back, turn on the computer, do not restore the BIOS settings, perhaps it solved the issue. Then restore the BIOS settings ...
PS: Don't use the same battery again, replace it by a new battery, or at least measure the voltage of the old battery under load, e.g. measure with a resistor parallel to the multimeter.