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  1. #16
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    Re: Laptop won't boot on 4.14.xx kernels

    Quote Originally Posted by bobx001
    I see UEFI: in his inxi output, yeech

    I just had an experience of installing from my SSD->USB dongle an Xfce Spin, and when I chose the "UEFI Generic Storage" to install, the machine was after that, unstable, and rebooted by itself.
    Afterwards, I chose in the BIOS to boot from "Generic Storage" (without UEFI), and did another full install, and no probs at all.

    I wonder if that has anything to do with it. My system:
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    [bobx@nova ~]$ uname -a
    Linux nova 4.14.13-300.fc27.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jan 11 04:00:01 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Attachment 29330
    Attachment 29331
    Attachment 29333
    So UEFI is bad? I'm completely out of my element here. I did try to disable EFI from the BIOS settings, but again, same results.

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    Re: Laptop won't boot on 4.14.xx kernels

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkD
    I tried removing the NVIDIA driver and defaulting back to nouveau, but the nvidia driver kept coming up even after I thought it had been removed. Seems to be hard to get rid of. There is a new NVIDIA driver (384.111) that supposedly fixes some kernel issue related to missing header files, but that particular driver also isn't working. I also tried installing the driver without DKMS support - same results.

    Here's the bug report: https://forums.fedoraforum.org/showt...54#post1801654
    I just downloaded and installed nVidia driver 384.111 and that resolved the issue for me. Did you try that driver yet? The release notes from nVidia indicated that the 384.98 version introduced the kernel incompatibility bug now fixed with 111. I did download and install the kernel-4.14.11 src and compiled it using the kernel-4.14.8 config file and it still failed to solve the problem so I figured it wasn't a linux kernel issue.

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    Re: Laptop won't boot on 4.14.xx kernels

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkD
    So UEFI is bad? I'm completely out of my element here. I did try to disable EFI from the BIOS settings, but again, same results.
    UEFI isn't bad when setup correctly as you must have done in the first place. otherwise your system wouldn't have booted from any kernel let alone 4.14. persevere with trying to fix the broken nvidia installation (screwing with UEFI settings which worked until now is not the way to go). Leigh is the expert with proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Wait for his further advice or seek it from other similar threads here on the forum.

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    Re: Laptop won't boot on 4.14.xx kernels

    Quote Originally Posted by STARBASEn
    I just downloaded and installed nVidia driver 384.111 and that resolved the issue for me. Did you try that driver yet?
    Oops, I see you did. I have 2 of my desktops in UEFI mode and haven't had any issues. To switch back to legacy BIOS, one would need to reinstall everything in legacy mode... not worth it for me to switch back. Not sure why you have an issue removing the NV drivers. Did you remove xorg-x11-drv-nouveau when you originally installed NV? If so, it needs to be reinstalled. I'm not positive but to completely remove NV drivers you invoke the
    install binary with the --uninstall option while in run level 3 and you also need to get rid of the blacklist references in the /etc/default/grub file command line regarding nouveau and make sure there is not a /etc/modprobe/config file with blacklist nouveau present then use grub2-mkconfig to rebuild grub.cfg in the appropriate /boot dir then reboot.

  5. #20
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    Re: Laptop won't boot on 4.14.xx kernels

    I repeated the NVIDIA uninstall and was successful this time. Work nouveau in place, I still have the same problem.

    I've tried the 384.11 driver as well as the 390.xx beta driver and still no luck. On all cases, the 4.13 and prior kernels still work, so in functional as long as I keep one of those kernels around.

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