I bought an ASRock DESKMINI A300W and installed a Ryzen 3200G/Vega 8 in it yesterday. I'm trying to install Manjaro Cinnamon on it. I almost was able to do this, but ran into a hiccup.
What I've done so far
- Cinnamon install CD didn't boot to GUI after trying various options so switched to Manjaro Architect installer.
- I completed the install on Manjaro Architect, installing a variety of kernels since I knew some might workable and some might not. I have 4.19, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 right now
- 4.19 / 4.4 kernels will not start lightdm no matter what I've tried. Xorg.0.log just shows it going through all the various modules from ati to radeon to fbdev/etc. and it seems to be failing each and then drops out entirely at the end.
- 5.2 kernel gets all the way to lightdm, and it looks perfect, but keyboard and mouse both do not work. Same occurs with 5.3 and 5.1. I can't even use the keyboard to switch out to a terminal.
I'm just trying to figure out what to try next. What's the easiest way for me to get to terminal in 5.1 and bypass lightdm loading automatically? I have read about editing the startup for grub but none of the posts I've seen this mentioned on matches with what I see in the configuration so I'm not sure exactly how to change it.