If you’re installing linux on a Asus UX31A laptop, and intend on using the 3.10 or 3.11 kernel, you may want to take a look at this before trying to fight with X.

If you reboot and nothing shows up after grub, there is an issue with modeset, Linux 3.10/11 kernel, and the i915 driver. To get the laptop to boot in a non-X and non-modeset mode, append “nomodeset” to the kernel arguments via Grub.

These guys have seem to have fixed the issue directly on the kernel. [Note: You must have make, gcc, and patch installed to get the package]

Additionally the guys from Fedora found that you can fix the issue by enabling CSM and disabling secure boot.


Also, if you’re having issues wtih NetworkManager not connecting, it may be due to dhcpcd running in the background.