I just performed a clean installation of openSUSE 13.1 on an HP Pavilion 10 TouchSmart 10-e010nr with AMD Radeon HD 8180 graphics. I needed to run the installer with the “no KMS” video option. The installation appeared to work well. Upon reboot, however, attempting to boot into X halts before X begins, with the last message to scroll by being:
OK ] Started LSB: X Display Manager
The openSUSE 13.1 release notes suggest that I try to boot with nomodeset:
However, that parameter is already present on the kernel boot command, presumably as a result of my running the installer with no KMS. Just for laughs I tried booting with that parameter removed; no change.
dmesg | grep radeon says:
[drm] VGACON disable radeon kernel modesetting.
[drm:radeon_init] ERROR No UMS support in radeon module!
Per man radeon, the HD 8000 series is supported.
Searching the web, I found recommendations to try booting with the kernel parameter radeon.modeset=0. Specifically, I tried all of the following, but none brought X to life:
radeon.modeset=0: no change
nomodeset radeon.modeset=0: no change
nomodeset: no change
radeon.modeset=1: froze earlier in the boot process; I could not access the console
nomodeset radeon.modeset=1: kernel panic
(null: none of the above): no change
Finding no further tips either in the release notes or in searching here and the web, I’m out of ideas. What might I try to get X working on this hardware?