Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

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Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#1 by kalo86 » 11 Apr 2015, 21:43

Hello guys,

I just downloaded the latest release of Porteus-KDE4-v3.1-x86_64 in UEFI mode.
I tried to boot the OS on my laptop, Asus G751, but I have a problem after few seconds since the boot list:

Triggering udev events: /sbin/udevadm trigger --action=add

Even waiting for minutes there is not any progress and luckily I'm able to reboot the machine with CTRL+ALT+CANC sequence.
I tried also choosing text only boot but the problem is still at the udev triggering.

I downloaded also the NVidia drivers but this did not help me.
On this link you can see a picture of what I get on the boot of Porteus:
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Anyone can help me? Thank you in advance,

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#2 by francois » 12 Apr 2015, 00:53

Carpe diem.

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#3 by fanthom » 12 Apr 2015, 09:16

@kalo86

please use 'nomodeset' cheatoce or 'acpi=off' and if that helps then generate psinfo report -> upload to pastebin.com -> link here.

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#4 by kalo86 » 12 Apr 2015, 12:08

Hello, I just tried the nomodeset cheatcode and it does not help me booting Porteus.
The same result with acpi=off cheatcode.
I formatted again my USB drive in FAT32 and used the batch file to make it bootable.
Do I need to create the EXT partition in order to use Portues?
Since years ago and until one months ago I used to make a FAT32 USB drive bootable with Porteus by simply starting the .bat file.
Maybe I'm missing the details francois posted previously.
Thank you,

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#5 by kalo86 » 12 Apr 2015, 13:05

@fanthom

I managed to pass the triggering step and there is a new issue: X11.conf file is wrong.
Anyway I uploaded the psinfo.txt here:

http://pastebin.com/xAC2T3gV

Thank you always for your help!

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#6 by fanthom » 12 Apr 2015, 16:22

please share how did you manage to bypass the hand.
regarding incorrect Xorg config - this is dual GPU setup (one GPU integrated with i7 and second one is a dedicated nVidia card) which (as far as i know) is not supported by proprietary drivers.
please remove nVidia driver from /optional and drop 'vge_detect' cheatcode.

that should help.
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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#7 by kalo86 » 12 Apr 2015, 17:58

Hello fanthom,

my Asus G751 does not support the dual GPU. You are right, in fact the i7 processor brings by itself an internal GPU but in this laptop model there is not the Intel Graphic Card (it's not shown in the hardware properties in Windows).
Anyway I managed to bypass the triggering issue with the "nomodeset" cheatcode.
Now I am going to try with the opensource driver.

EDIT: Nothing... The same issue with the nomodeset cheatcode and the open source driver:
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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#8 by fanthom » 12 Apr 2015, 18:36

looks like nouveau hangs your PC at the udev stage and the only way of bypassing it is to use nomodeset cheatcode. unfortunately when you use nomodeset then GUI wont work as nouveau requires modesetting.

lets go back to proprietary driver. please do as follows:
- place nVidia-340.58-porteus-v3.1-x86_64-1ftm.xzm in /porteus/modules
- boot to text mode
- run 'startx' command
- upload every Xorg.0.log from /var/log (you may find there two or 3 logs)

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#9 by kalo86 » 12 Apr 2015, 19:17

Hi fanthom, this is the content of Xorg.0.log:
http://pastebin.com/7nxh7a4v

on the path /var/log there was only this log file and not other ones,
Thanks for your help, it's much appreciated,

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#10 by fanthom » 12 Apr 2015, 20:08

looks like proprietary driver also does not work ...

here are your options:
a) check if Porteus 3.0 works on this PC with opensource driver, if yes then use vmlinux+000-kernel.xzm from 3.0 release in 3.1
b) save /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa as /porteus/rootcopy/etc/X11/xorg.conf and boot 3.1 release
c) try to compile latest nVidia driver on 3.1 and check if it works

sorry but i have no other ideas at the moment ...
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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#11 by beny » 12 Apr 2015, 21:22

hi, kalo86 you need also the devel module if you want build the nvidia driver

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#12 by kalo86 » 12 Apr 2015, 21:23

Hi fanthom, my motto is never settle!
Finally I'm here writing good news: I'm on Porteus v3.1, I successfully installed the latest Nvidia drivers for my graphic card GTX 980M, I copied the /mnt/live/memory/changes folder, ripped the content and make a similar structure following the stock Porteus Nvidia driver, made a new xzm module and it's working very nice!
I would like to ask only one more thing: the character font and size is very big, consider that I cannot see the date under the clock on the taskbak.
Is there a way to resize the font size? I think it's related to the Xorg.conf file, but I'm not sure of this.
Thank you for the advices!

kalo86

@beny: thank you for the hint, I did know it because I'm not new to the Porteus/Linux word but I'm not an expert user.

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#13 by beny » 12 Apr 2015, 21:27

in console type nvidia-settings and you can tweak the real resolution of your monitor screen

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#14 by kalo86 » 12 Apr 2015, 21:50

@beny: the resolution is ok, 1920x1080p but I cannot find the parameter to resize the font of text :no:

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Re: Boot issue on ASUS ROG G751

Post#15 by beny » 12 Apr 2015, 21:55

kde setting font size sorry i am on xfce now and you have to use the changes option if you want that resize of font on every boot time

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