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Boot Fedora 28 on Acer Predator Helios 300 / NH.Q3EEZ.001 / PH317-52-7919

asked 2018-07-05 21:33:08 -0600

Marc Landolt gravatar image

Hello Fedora Team

I have a problem with Hybrid Graphics Card.

I tried Debian but Debian does not work with the proprietary driver and with nouveau Driver the second Screen over HDMI does not work. Then it tried with Ubuntu that only boots correctly if i attach a second Screen to the HDMI port and then install the nvidia-384 with apt. Then it works also with only one Screen but it consumes to much Battery power so i thought i try with Fedora.

But Fedora does not start at all. If i dont attach a second Screen then it starts the xserver but freezes in a few seconds. If i attach a second Screen over HDMI the xserver does not start at all.

Things i already found out while trying with other distros: (English version below)

With kind regards Marc Landolt

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answered 2018-07-25 13:17:20 -0600

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i found now out how to start the Fedora installer on Acer Predator Helios, you need to specify Kernelparameters when booting from Fedora USB Live Stick

Press "e" add to the kernel the parameters "acpi=! nomodeset" press "ctrl-x"

then it should work.

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answered 2018-07-20 00:53:17 -0600

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updated 2018-07-20 16:11:43 -0600

I got it running but with Ubuntu, i updated the way it works with External HDMI Monitor/TV and Sound on HDMI Port on:

Fedora is still giving me a crash when i would like to install. Ubuntu seems to handle the issue that the Laptop Screen is attached to the Intel UHD Graphics Card and the HDMI is connected to the NVIDIA 1050Ti in a good way with a tool (gpu-manager) that debian does not have. Debian still does not work with the additional Screen attached to HDMI.

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Have you tried booting Fedora (installer) with nomodesetkernel parameter? It should provide basic graphics mode until you get Nvidia drivers installed.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-20 16:54:58 -0600 )edit

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