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[Bug 1568211] Re: no UMS support in radeon module


I have an AMD A10-5800K (HD 7660D graphics) and have not been able to
boot with 'nomodeset.' I get an error message, "ERROR: no UMS support in
radeon module," and then in a few seconds the screen fades to black.
I've had no problem booting from my USB with 14.04 LTS installed, or
from the 15.10 LiveCD, but 16.04 seems to be hopeless. I can't even get
a log of what's going on, because booting doesn't complete.

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  no UMS support in radeon module

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Bug description:
  I upgraded overnight from Wily to Xenial. The system will not boot.
  Only a blank screen after grub loads the kernel.

  The recovery kernel loads fine and I was able to find the following

  [drm] VGACON disable radeon kernel modesetting
  [drm:radeon_init [radeon]] *ERROR* no UMS support in radeon module!

  The recovery kernel command line had a nomodeset parameter that was
  not in the main kernel command line.

  Adding the nomodeset parameter the main kernel command line finally
  booted the system. It's kind of ugly but it seems to work.

  Note: For what it's worth I reported a similar issue against several
  Utopic kernels (bug #1407505). There was a back and forth with
  jsalisbury until a kernel finally worked. I have had no problems until

  Hope that helps.

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