[arch-general] Must use nomodeset to enable boot [SOLVED]

Anthony Campbell ac at acampbell.org.uk
Fri Mar 28 09:18:56 EDT 2014

On 16 Mar 2014, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> 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?
There's been a lot of dicussion of this on the kernel-hardware forum,
with lots of proffered solutions. Nomodeset stops the radeon module
from being loaded. But at least for me, the problem has gone away today
after an upgrade of systemd to 212-1.

Anthony Campbell - ac at acampbell.org.uk 

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