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    Default Can´t boot in to normal desktop mode.

    Hi,

    so i´ve got a new notebook- HP Pavilion g7 with AMD Radeon HD 8670 M/ Intel graphics stuff. I am newcomer in to OpenSuse world. For first, i disabled everything about secure boot in BIOS and tried KDE version of OpenSuse, bit it didn´t boot in to live enviroment- it just stoped at the splashscren and nothing was happening for 20 min, so i gave up. Then i tried OpenSuse DVD and.. yes, it booted in to installation process. I tried " use an entire disk" and also "recommended settings" and in bootloader settings i tried GRUB2-EFI with secure boot support and GRUB 2. In every case, installation went ok, system restart and in boot screen i chose Open Suse 13.1. What happened was some sort of configuration screen ( after splash screen with chameleon) where was some information with green OK status. First thing- it failed to activate SWAP eihter SWAP was on sda2 or sda3, but everything else was ok. Configuration process stops at permit user session(?) with OK status. After that, i tried to go in to recovery mode- when i pressed enter on "recovery" mode in bootloader, some sort of installation process looking like classic installation starts with text " Previous installation wasn´t succesful, do you want to reconfigure it?" I did insert DVD and pressed OK- then there was automatic configuration process going and at the end I finally went in to recovery mode. Nice and fast, beautiful plasma desktop- with no networking. I tried to connect to home wifi and it acted like i am connected, but after trying to go to web, it was disconnected again. I was clueless and for fun tried again restart- normal desktop mode and again, it was stuck and permit user session with ok status.. i waited for 5 minutes and finally- normal mode started with..no networking. I did restart and tried again normal mode and- nothing, just black screen ( 15 minutes nothing) and that´s it. I don ´t know what to do. Note: i tried another distributions and only Ubuntu 12.04.3 is working out of the box, even new 13.10 isn´t working ( low graphic mode), Fedora doesn´t even boot ( bash-like line editing tool prompt), netrunner and Kubuntu have problems with grub-efi- signed amd64 and i really don ´t want to get stuck only with Ubuntu 12.04 and no way i am going to install Windows... so please, help.. some tips.. or something.

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    Default Re: Can´t boot in to normal desktop mode.

    This is probably a video problem with your hybrid intel/radeon chips. There are known solutions (bumblebee) for intel/nvidia hybrids. I don't know about intel/radeon hybrids


    Try this at boot screen press e then find line starting with linux go to end (press end key) and enter a space and nomodeset. Then press F10 to continue boot.

    Note this is not permanent but if it works we may be able to formulate a work around

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    Default Re: Can´t boot in to normal desktop mode.

    I found it and typed nomodeset and after F10 it was doing configuration instead of blackscreen but it stucked with OpenSuse Firewall phase 2... after 10 min. still nothing..

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    Default Re: Can´t boot in to normal desktop mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by richie4422 View Post
    After that, i tried to go in to recovery mode- when i pressed enter on "recovery" mode in bootloader, some sort of installation process looking like classic installation starts with text " Previous installation wasn´t succesful, do you want to reconfigure it?" I did insert DVD and pressed OK- then there was automatic configuration process going and at the end I finally went in to recovery mode. Nice and fast, beautiful plasma desktop- with no networking. I tried to connect to home wifi and it acted like i am connected, but after trying to go to web, it was disconnected again.
    There has been a problem with network/internet in previous versions of openSUSE,
    which could be solved by simple re-booting, as far as I remember.

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    Default Re: Can´t boot in to normal desktop mode.

    Don't think that is the problem here

    Corrupt install disk or ISO maybe??

    Also the radeon/intel GPU combo is new to me

    YAF (Yet Another Frankenvideo)

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    Default Re: Can´t boot in to normal desktop mode.

    I tried USB and DVD with new downloaded iso from website. I am out of ideas on my own... probably going to stuck with Ubuntu 12.04 and I´ll be waiting till some changes in kernel happens.. or something. That´s the thing which bugs me, old 12.04 is working out of the box and new versions of any distributions just doesn´t work. Thanks guys for helping me.

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