Greetings. I searched before I ask. I looked through search engines as well. I think I am in over my head. Specs:
RX 580 GPU
Illuminated KB and Mouse
Hard Drive is NOT SSD
UEFI, with Secure Boot disabled (I was getting warnings)
Booting with the live USB (18.1.3) KDE. I get wha seems like the usual dmesg, as everything scrolls by, with TLP system startup/shutdown being last seen before the screen briefly shows the mouse pointer for a few seconds, then goes black.
I am unable to switch to other consoles via Shft-Alt-F1, F2, etc... I just get black screens.
I added nomodeset. While this still gives a black screen, I can switch to a console. There I used 'mwhd -li'. I received the following:
WARNING config '/var/lib/mwhd/db/pci/graphics_drivers/catalyst/MHWDCONFIG' is invalid.
There were other warnings, but they all referred to hardware I do not have, such as nvidia.
I also noted;
Name Version Freedriver Type
video-linux 2018.05.04 true PCI
That was the extent of what I could figure out after doing research. F7 (I believe is supposed to be X) is still black.
I then rebooted and tried adding xdriver=radeon to the boot line. This resulted in the same black screen, and NO other console access.
I am obviously no expert. I do use Manjaro quite happily on my cheap Acer laptop, and would love to install it on my desktop. I have simply had enough of Win10, and microsoft in general.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if I can provide more info.