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Author Topic: HP Pavillion g7 - VL 7.0 std fails  (Read 3646 times)

giz73

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HP Pavillion g7 - VL 7.0 std fails
« on: December 21, 2011, 05:14:22 am »

HP Pavilion g7-1201em QH972EA / Core A4-3300M, DVDRW, 4GB, 500GB, Radeon HD 6510G2, 17.3'' LED, LAN, HDMI,

VL 7.0 std - installed it and  when I tried to boot, I got to ..starting udev... then the screen went black
I've tried Vl 7.0 live as well, same result.
Laptop has AMD dual graphics. Is that a problem for VL 7.0?
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Re: HP Pavillion g7 - VL 7.0 std fails
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 05:27:38 am »

When Grub pops up, press E to edit and add rootdelay=10 as part of the start up. Should look something like this:

linux16 /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.11 root=/dev/sdb1 rootdelay=10 vga=791
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Re: HP Pavillion g7 - VL 7.0 std fails
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 06:15:32 am »

giz73,

it seem bootsplash have some problem with certain graphic chipset, it will show black screen after udev process untill gdm...
when install VL7 and reboot for the first time...after udev then blank screen...press Enter key few time and wait for awhile it should go to gdm...try it...
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giz73

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Re: HP Pavillion g7 - VL 7.0 std fails
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 06:57:04 am »

rootdelay=10  , didn't work,
wait+press Enter a couple of times didn't work either, although wlan switched on, and ctrl+alt+del rebooted the system, but the screen remained black
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Re: HP Pavillion g7 - VL 7.0 std fails
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 07:27:53 am »

Try adding nomodeset.
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Re: HP Pavillion g7 - VL 7.0 std fails
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 07:56:57 am »

nomodeset did the trick.
Vl 7.0 is alive.
Thank You.
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