ThinkStation P340 with Intel UHD 630 cannot get display output

Having a hell of a time trying to get Manjaro onto this new desktop. I cannot get any video output at all from this Intel graphics. After grub, the screen just goes blank, says no signal, and turns off. I’m using the latest KDE live USB image.

I was able to finally get Manjaro to install by putting an older AMD 7770 video card in, however I cannot get any resolution larger than 1024x768 to display, no matter whether I’m using HDMI or VGA out. Ideally, I would like to be able to use 2 displays via the onboard graphics via 2 display ports without needing to use the AMD card. However, I do technically have a “working” install to start from, hopefully with the help of some of you lovely folks I’ll be able to get this UDH 630 working.

Easily the most difficult Linux install I’ve ever come across! Never had issues like this before.

Oh, and to complicate things further, I can only get into the BIOS settings if I take the AMD card out and use the onboard graphics. So I can boot Manjaro with the AMD card in, but there’s no video output until after the bootloader.

The points to hardware failure - most Lenovo business products comes with 3y onsite NBD repair.

I have a P330 gen2 - with Intel 630 - it just works using Manjaro.

Did you test the ports with different cables?

For the past decade I have been using Lenovo hardware for it’s stability, compatibility and supreme warranty program.

Lenovo usually comes with Windows so disabling secure boot is mandatory.

I my experience Lenovo works OOB with Manjaro - any Linux actually - so you can verify using e.g. Ubuntu or Fedora.

I agree, Lenovo hardware has been great for Linux compatibility. I bought my thinkpad for this exact reason, especially because it uses Intel graphics, and wireless chipsets. Previously I had been using old Macs to install Linux on and they all came with their complications.

Anyway, I did end up figuring out the issue when I brought the computer home from work to mess around with. As soon as I plugged in a display that actually had a proper display port, everything worked perfectly off the onboard graphics. Turns out the issue was the adapter I was using to convert from DP to HDMI as the cheap displays I have at work only support HDMI & VGA.

I’ve since purchased a couple DP to HDMI cables that claim to support the resolutions I need and they should arrive today.

The only issue I have now is that Linux cannot see the SSD that came with Windows 11 on it. It’s an M2 SSD plugged into a 1B1F2 slot on the motherboard. Intel Optane is enabled in the BIOS settings, but it warns me that turning it off may make the drive inaccessible (not that it isn’t inaccessible now tho…), so I just left that setting alone.

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Form factor M2 but it is likely an NVMe

Intel Optane is a label for their RST (Rapid Storage Technology if I recall correct) and there has been severel topics over the years.

I think you can safely disable it - but before you do - perhaps adding vmd to the cmdline options before booting into the installer will reveal the device - I vaguely recall requests for adding it to the ISO - I don’t know where it landed though - if it landed at all.

You could also try loading the module after you booted the ISO - sudo modprobe vmd

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