[arch-general] Must use nomodeset to enable boot

Anthony Campbell ac at acampbell.org.uk
Sun Mar 16 05:36:45 EDT 2014

I have a Thinkpad T42 which has been happily running Arch for many
months. Its video is AMD/ATI.

After a recent upgrade I started getting the dreaded blank page on boot.
Googling showed a lot of discussion of this on various distros
including Arch. The only solution seems to be to set nomodeset, which
works, but it appears to be deprecated. It's supposed to prevent some
opensource drivers from working, although so far mine does.

Any comments or advice about this please?

Anthony Campbell - ac at acampbell.org.uk 

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