I finally tried to get on the Juno(release-juno) ship, but I'm having a major issue in that when I boot up, I get the elementary OS logo followed by a black/blank screen.
What I can do
I can press CTRL + ALT + F1 to F6 and enter TTY mode, log in, and execute commands. I ran a
sudo apt update and
sudo apt upgrade this way.
I can enter the graphic interface if I put
nomodeset in grub. This was a suggestion I saw often while searching for a solution. However, performance is not great, and I can't even use my monitor's resolution of 1920x1080. (Max available is 1600x1200 when I enter through
- Motherboard: MSI MS-9818
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 @2.53GHz
- Graphics: Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (Intel GM45 is the specific one listed in the motherboard's manual.)
- RAM: 4GB
- Monitor: Asus VW246H connected through the built in HDMI port
To install Juno, I also had to use
nomodeset in grub on the live USB because otherwise, it would also lead me to a blank screen.
I am running a dual boot with Windows 10. Don't have a spare drive to test out a pure elementary install, but I did have Loki running fine since its release on this same hardware, drive structure, etc. before this.
Jan 29 2019 edit: Not sure how relevant or helpful this is, but I also just tried installing Ubuntu 18.04 to test if it was purely an elementary OS issue. I again had to use
nomodeset on the live USB in order to be able to access the install wizard. Once installed, I am once again faced with a blank screen after the grub and logo screens. However, unlike with elementary, I can't even enter TTY mode.
That's all the relevant info I can think of at the moment. Let me know if there's any other info that might be helpful to add. Thanks in advanced.