I was going to install Manjaro KDE onto my old iMac mid 2010, but ran into a problem. When I try to boot into my bootable usb, the screen simply goes black.
This isn’t the first time I install Manjaro on that machine, previously I successfully used Manjaro Architect… although, I DID have an issue: it turned out, as soon as the
radeon driver started, it failed to determine where to send the output, so I had to put the following thing into a
xrandr -d :0 --output eDP --crtc 1
This did force the X server to show me the login screen, and then I was able to successfully use KDE, but it rendered all tty’s unusable (black screen instead of a console made debugging way more difficult than it should’ve been), but I couldn’t come up with another way to tell the system about the DisplayPort issue with my hardware.
The old installation got accidentally wiped out
So, Manjaro Architect at least presented me with the GRUB and so I could perform the installation, but when I try to boot into
manjaro-kde-21.0.3-210428-linux510.iso I get a black screen right before I can do any further actions!
Does anyone know anything about how this problem could be fixed (I don’t have a second monitor, so I can’t use it to install Manjaro and then reconfigure the system to use the proper display)? And maybe someone could help finding a better solution to the problem of redirecting the