UPDATE: Somehow it started working after reinstalling and following guide with the workaround I mention down below. I’m not sure what I did differently, but it works for now.
I have been trying to install Manjaro 17.1.12 GNOME on my laptop and have been unable to do it (at least in a usable way).
Installing it with the free drivers leads to a blank screen after login and being unable to tty or do anything really.
Installing with the nonfree drivers leads to the same problem, but I found a workaround (here) by using the
acpi_osi=! acpi_osi=\"Windows 2009\" flag.
So far so good, I’m able to boot into Manjaro and “use it”. However, shutting down freezes the computer, opening settings freezes the computer, running ‘mhwd’ commands hangs the terminal, running ‘inxi’ commands hangs the terminal. How can I solve it?
From a previous Ubuntu 17.10 installation, which I “documented” here, I have a list of my laptop’s specs.
Machine: Device: laptop System: Notebook product: N85_N87 HJ HJ1 HK1 serial: N/A Mobo: Notebook model: N85_N87 HJ HJ1 HK1 serial: N/A UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.05.13 date: 05/08/2017 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 2800 MHz 2: 2800 MHz 3: 2800 MHz 4: 2800 MHz 5: 2800 MHz 6: 2800 MHz 7: 2800 MHz 8: 2800 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 591b Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.5 ) drivers: modesetting,nvidia Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111 Audio: Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 Card-2: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi
The strangest part is: the live version runs flawlessly.
This is my
inxi -SGMxx output in the live version:
System: Host: manjaro-gnome Kernel: 4.14.65-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.28.3 wm: gnome-shell dm: gdm Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: Notebook product: N85_N87,HJ,HJ1,HK1 v: N/A serial: <root required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <root required> Mobo: Notebook model: N85_N87,HJ,HJ1,HK1 serial: <root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.05.13 date: 05/08/2017 Graphics: Card-1: Intel driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:591b Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c8c Display: x11 server: N/A driver: N/A compositor: gnome-shell resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.1.6 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
This is my
mhwd -li output in the live version:
Warning: config '/var/lib/mhwd/db/pci/graphic_drivers/nvidia-304xx/MHWDCONFIG' is invalid! Warning: No installed PCI configs! Warning: No installed USB configs!