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Bug#926149: AMD: Add nomodeset kernel parameter to avoid black screen

On Wed, 2019-04-03 at 10:14 +0800, 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
> So the question becomes why does that installer ISO know how to properly deal
> with the
> BH> 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Carrizo [1002:9874] (rev e6)
> BH> 	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8719]
> giving nice splash screens, a snappy graphical install interface, crisp
> non-graphical rescue shells etc. ... but then the system that it
> installs oddly cannot deal with that hardware anymore? (Black screen.)

The installer normally uses a dumb framebuffer driver (probably efifb
on this system) that is built into the kernel.  This is too low-
performance for a proper desktop.


> Note the whole experiment was done offline as to reduce outside
> interference in isolating the problem.
Ben Hutchings
Q.  Which is the greater problem in the world today,
    ignorance or apathy?
A.  I don't know and I couldn't care less.

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