I'm having the same problem from a live cd, but on a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop. But when I run the old 2010 Gnome version it works fine?
I've tried all the versions of PCLinuxOS KDE Openbox LXDE XFCE and the all do the same screen goes blank after the live cd has finished booting. Even If i try video safe mode same thing. I've tried installing as well but that gives the same result
I'm pulling my hair out here.
I hope someone can point me in the right direction.
Thank you in advance.