Hi all, and thanks in advance for reading this - my problem is probably not Solus-specific, but Solus is the distribution I most want to make work on my new system, so I am reaching out here, I hope it’s not inappropriate.
The problem: I created a live USB stick with the latest Solus (Budgie) in order to try it out. However, when booting up, these messages popped up ("SGX disable by BIOS", multiple ACPI error, such as "AE_NOT_FOUND, While resolving a named reference package element PV01 (20210331/dspkginit-438)" and an usbhid error ‘couldn’t find an input interrupt endpoint'). At this point the boot sequence gets stuck and nothing further happens.
Link to image of my screen: https://ibb.co/zFPFW6T
My system: HP Z2 Mini G5 Performance
Intel Core i5
NVIDIA Quadro P620
2 SSD discs (currently both with Windows 10, planning to dedicate one to Solus).
What I tried to troubleshoot this:
0) Updated BIOS (and disabled secure boot, however, couldn’t locate the ‘Legacy’ option, which I saw suggested in related problems).
1) Based on some posts (such as https://askubuntu.com/questions/139157/booting-ubuntu-with-acpi-off-grub-parameter and the first two answers there), I tried modifying the GRUB options for acpi. I went through the whole list of acpi = off/ noapic/ acpi=noirq etc. provided in the second answer in the link with little to no change. Also tried getting around the graphics card by nomodeset to no effect.
2) I tried using the usb stick in my older Dell laptop, where I was able to boot up Solus from it without issue, so I think the stick isn’t the problem.
3) Instead of using Gnome MultiWrite, I tried creating the live stick with Rufus (with the dd option). No change.
4) To see if it was something specific to Solus (as opposed to my system/mistake), I tried creating live sticks of several Ubuntu versions. 21.04, 20.04 and 18.04 got stuck in the same manner. 16.04 kinda loaded, but the desktop was squeezed to about one third of its height in the middle. Ubuntu 14.04 loaded without problems.
5) After trying the “noquiet” GRUB option, I saw that the boot sequence gets stuck at “fb0: switching to nouveaufb from simple”. Next, I think what I did next was to try the
nomodeset nouveau.modeset=0, which led the sequence to get stuck indefinitely on “Input: HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0/input16
I probably tried a bunch of different things as well, digging through the fora here and elsewhere, but didn't document those, but couldn't find anything that would really change the outcome.
So, if you have any insights/comments, I would be very grateful for your help.