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    Hi, All
    Hardware: MB GigaByte GA-870A-USB3 rev3.1 (latest BIOS), CPU AMD Phenome II 925, Video Nvidia GeForce 560GTX.
    Soft: Sabayon 7 KDE, Ubuntu 11.10
    Everything worked well, then I bought a AMD FX 8120 - not loaded both systems, after GRUB black screen and computer freezes.
    Windows 7 x64 works fine.

    Sorry for my english, I'm from Russia, and writing through Google Translate

  • #2
    In grub, remove quiet and splash from kernel parameters. See what is the last message on the screen.

    Also try to boot from LiveCD.

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    • #3
      Maybe you need a bios update.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chithanh View Post
        In grub, remove quiet and splash from kernel parameters. See what is the last message on the screen.

        Also try to boot from LiveCD.


        I tried to create a live usb with sabayon 7 x64 and sabayon daily x64. And the result is the same - after GRUB, black screen and then computer freezes

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        • #5
          Does it make a difference if you boot with radeon.modeset=0 kernel parameter? Can you also try Ubuntu 12.04 beta?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chithanh View Post
            Does it make a difference if you boot with radeon.modeset=0 kernel parameter? Can you also try Ubuntu 12.04 beta?
            There are no results. I think that Gigabyte has deceived its support the AMD FX for this MB

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            • #7
              If w7 boots on same cpu, mb is fine.
              Try to switch "C1E" to "OFF" in BIOS.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                If w7 boots on same cpu, mb is fine.
                Try to switch "C1E" to "OFF" in BIOS.
                It worked. So this is a problem with ACPI?

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=Dennis8888;246353]Maybe you need a bios update.[img]

                  BIOS has been updated to the latest version.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AleksK View Post
                    Hi, All
                    Hardware: MB GigaByte GA-870A-USB3 rev3.1 (latest BIOS),
                    AleksK has already mentioned that he is using the latest bios in the OP.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AleksK View Post
                      It worked. So this is a problem with ACPI?
                      Worked? Really? Glad to have helped


                      I happen to have Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H, with athlon II x4-630 currently.

                      And here is magic...

                      It does not boot with C1E on.

                      Not Linux, and not Windows - all hang.
                      If you install windows with C1E enabled, it will boot. But if you switch it even once to off and reboot, it will never boot back with C1E enabled.

                      Problem? I think Gigabyte. But they are not great with Linux, they are highly pro-Windows. My next, next to next and all following motherboards will not be from Gigabyte, be sure.

                      1st) This C1E, which I quickly figured out
                      2nd) Wireless keyboard which is not detected (or, when later discovered - any keyboard), when inserted into USB-Hub and not directly. What it took? 2 Weeks explaining it to german office. 1 Week explaining it to taiwan office. FOUR videos for them. Then, 2 weeks they trying to fix it. And left BIOS in beta stage. And it still sometimes not working.
                      3rd) BIOS Image as .exe file. If you find Gigabyte reference how to update your Motherboard BIOS when using Linux - be sure, I wrote it.

                      Anyway.. you donīt need c1e for hibernation or powernow.
                      Last edited by crazycheese; 01-11-2012, 09:01 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                        Worked? Really? Glad to have helped
                        Thank you.
                        I wrote to tech support Gigabyte. They replied that this motherboard only supports AMD FX 8100. So, there may be problems with AMD FX 81xx. It's funny, I've never seen on sale AMD FX 8100.
                        I asked them about their plans to update the BIOS. I wonder what they will answer me.

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                        • #13
                          Planning to buy Gigabyte mobo. Fortunately, I read this thread. Same with crazycheeze, looks like my next mobo will not be gigabyte.

                          BTW, what's good mobo for linux? Asrock?

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                          • #14
                            Asrock. Indeed. But you might not be able to use the hardware monitoring from Linux (with lm-sensors). If you like to have working hardware monitoring, you'd better buy an Asus board with AMI BIOS. The M4N68T LE V2 is working perfectly with Linux, though it is slightly outdated with its limited front side bus (4GB/s including the graphics card port) and lack of PCIe 2.0. But any other board with a modern Intel/AMD/nVidia chipset should also work well.

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                            • #15
                              *falcon punch*
                              You can read more about the AMD C1E setting at Linux Weekly News {lwn}. From the article, this paragraph is of special interest:
                              ... by the dreaded ATI chipset timer wreckage. On those which have the problem, the box needs help from the keyboard to continue working.
                              Other than that C1E problem and really rather big ignorance to Linux userbase in general (they simply ignored usb keyboard via usb hub in BIOS problem, till understood it has actually nothing to do with linux), I can say nothing good/bad about Gigabyte.
                              Donīt tell "I should have buyed Gigabyte, that Xxxx is such a crap" please, Iīm no weather meteorogist
                              I had asrock back in E5300 days, and its usage was rather very unproblematic.
                              Last edited by crazycheese; 01-12-2012, 02:43 PM.

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