Issue With No Output Booting From USB

Long time computer user, can you say DOS 1.0 and not grimace? Last looked at Linux in the early-mid 2000’s. Given EOL of Win 10 and not wanting to replace a perfectly good computer, thought Fedora would be a nice start.

Followed the instructions for Fedora Workstation 40 Live ISO from Getting Started and built a bootable USB. When I pick either of the first 2 GRUB options my screen blanks and stays that way until I get tired of waiting.

I can choose the troubleshooting/low res option and do get to a desktop. Was able to join wifi, install the browser of my choice and generally poke around.

This seems to indicate a possible issue with my graphics setup. I believe the Radeon drivers are built into the kernel. So should not need to disable safe boot. Did anyway. Same result. This would also mean updating drivers may be interesting.

Hardware Details:
Graphic Card: Radeon RX 460
CPU : Intel(R) Core™ i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00 GHz
Memory: 32gb
Disk: 1tb SSD, 650 gb free

Have not installed on my local hard drive. I prefer to run from the USB right now.

Looking for ideas.


To fully answer your question we would need more details.
From the live install media when booted please run inxi -Fzxx and post that result here as preformatted text. You can highlight the posted text then click the </> button on the toolbar or enter ``` on the line preceding that text and on the line following that text to retain the on-screen formatting.

The issue with the blank screen seems that it probably is an issue with GPU driver but we need to know exactly which gpu is installed before we know how to solve the problem.

Thanks Jeff. Figured I needed more. Just not sure what. Will do some light reading on inxi.

liveuser@localhost-live:~$ cat inixout.txt

  Kernel: 6.8.5-301.fc40.x86_64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 2.41-34.fc40
  Console: pty pts/1 wm: gnome-shell DM: GDM Distro: Fedora Linux 40
    (Workstation Edition)
  Type: Desktop System: SAMSUNG product: 700C6A v: P05AFT serial: <filter>
    Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: SAMSUNG model: DP700C6A-X01US
    v: SGL8844A07-C01-G001-S0001+10.0.14393 serial: <filter>
    part-nu: ATIV A5A5-A5A5-A5A5-A5A5-A5A5-PAFT UEFI: American Megatrends
    v: P05AFT.061.170510.MK date: 05/10/2017
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M510
    serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: discharging
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech K350 serial: <filter>
    charge: 70% (should be ignored) status: discharging
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-6700K bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Skylake-S rev: 3 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1611 high: 3589 min/max: 800/4200 cores: 1: 2244 2: 800
    3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 3058 7: 3589 8: 800 bogomips: 63999
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Samsung Co driver: N/A arch: Gen-9
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1912
  Device-2: AMD Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro
    450/455/460/555/555X/560/560X] vendor: Samsung Co driver: N/A arch: GCN-4
    pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67ef
  Display: server: X.Org v: 23.2.4 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: dri: swrast gpu: N/A display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: Unknown-1 mapped: None-1 res: 2560x1440 dpi: 96
  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 vendor: mesa v: 24.0.5 glx-v: 1.4 es-v: 3.2
    direct-render: yes renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 18.1.1 256 bits)
    device-ID: ffffffff:ffffffff
  API: EGL Message: EGL data requires eglinfo. Check --recommends.
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Samsung Co
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170
  Device-2: Realtek USB Audio driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
    type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 0bda:4802
  API: ALSA v: k6.8.5-301.fc40.x86_64 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.4 status: n/a (root, process) with:
    1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
    3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Samsung Co driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24f3
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-6:5 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.2
    lmp-v: 8
  Local Storage: total: 982.78 GiB used: 6.18 GiB (0.6%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKKW010T7 size: 953.87 GiB
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 22.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: PNY model: USB 3.2.1 FD size: 28.91 GiB type: USB
    rev: 3.2 spd: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 serial: <filter>
  ID-1: / size: 7.78 GiB used: 6.18 GiB (79.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
    mapped: live-rw
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 42.1 C pch: 47.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.26 GiB used: 2.24 GiB (7.2%)
  Processes: 301 Power: uptime: 7m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 255
    target: graphical (5) default: graphical
  Packages: Compilers: N/A Shell: Sudo v: 1.9.15p5
    running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.34

Reporting back. Built out a full image, not a live image. Works just fine.


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