Installing Peppermint on Asus Rog [ Solved]

Hello
Today I got my new laptop Asus Rog gl552v, i7 6700hq 8g ram .
I downloaded peppermint 7 into usb , then enter the menu of peppermint ,choose live cd then … Stop at startup!!
I tried some other distro ( Ubuntu 16, mint 18) same thing.
I have Ubuntu 14 cd it’s worked , but without touchpad !!
Ok install them , same problem no touchpad, try to upgrade to version 16 also stop working !

In BIOS
NO secure boot and no virtuallzation
Thanks

When you say Peppermint 7 stops at startup, what exactly happens ?

do you get as far as the Peppermint splash screen (with the spinner) ?

if so, hit the Esc or Tab key … is anything displayed onscreen ?

Okay after some googling it seems the detection for the Elan touchpad was only added in the 4.3 or greater kernel.

but the ROG doesn’t seem to like the 4.x kernels because of the skylake CPU (this is fixed in 4.5 onwards I think).

There is however a couple of kernel boot parameters that are supposed to work for the 4.4 kernel as used in Peppermint 7 / Ubuntu 16.04 / Mint 18 / etc.


Boot the Peppermint 7 (64bit) LiveDVD/LiveUSB, and when you get to the “Try Peppermint” or “Install Peppermint” screen, hit F6

now hit Esc

Now you should see some white writing at the bottom of screen that ends with:-

quiet splash —

change that so it ends with:-

quiet splash acpi_osi=! idle=nomwait

and hit enter to boot.

Did it boot ?


Bug report:

Hello
When I hit F6 nothing happened , then press Esc , screen of GNU GRUB appear, then grub>

Oh sh** yeah it’s different for UEFI … I’ll post instructions in a bit

Boot the Peppermint 7 (64bit) LiveDVD/LiveUSB, you should be presented with the GRUB menu…

now hit the E key (to edit)

Now you should see some white writing on screen where one of the lines ends with:-

quiet splash —

change that line so it ends with:-

quiet splash acpi_osi=! idle=nomwait

and hit enter to boot.

Did it boot ?

Ok I write the line then boot… Starting Up and … Stop
I pressed Esc or Tab , nothing happens just freeze

Just as a matter of interest, does Ubuntu 16.10 (yaketty yak) work, including the touchpad ?
(which theoretically should have skylake support baked in)

You can download the daily build of yakety here:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/yakkety-desktop-amd64.iso

Let me download it and try?
Also as I notice the only version that is worked is booted from CD not usb!
Is there problem with transfer iso into usb ? I’m using Rufus ?

It’s also stop working…

it might be a problem with Rufus … try something else such as

or maybe

Have you tried a different USB port ?

Try this …

Boot the Peppermint 7 (64bit) LiveDVD/LiveUSB, you should be presented with the GRUB menu…

now hit the E key (to edit)

Now you should see some white writing on screen where one of the lines ends with:-

quiet splash —

change that line so it ends with:-

quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 tpm_tis.interrupts=0 acpi_osi=! acpi_backlight=native i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 idle=nomwait

the above is all one line, eg.

quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 tpm_tis.interrupts=0 acpi_osi=! acpi_backlight=native i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 idle=nomwait

and hit enter to boot.

Did it boot ?


Source:

It’s worked…
But no touchpad

Peppermint 7 worked ?

Yes

Can you post the output from:

inxi -F

and

xinput --list

I can’t cause the mouse not working
How to select from terminal?

Try running:

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput

does the touchpad work now ?

No

Try that on the installed version of Peppermint 6 … as it may require a reboot before the changes are picked up (you can’t do this on a Live session)

OR

Try the working boot parameters on the Ubuntu 16.10 live session