In this post, I said I was going to try to install the KDE RC3 on a new laptop my company sent me. This is a Dell Precision 5520.
To make a long story short, I tried several times to get Manjaro installed on this bad boy and failed. The RC3 failed to boot, because systemd was waiting forever for the completion of one of the LiveMedia scripts. I couldn't get it going via either the free or non-free option (I'm using EFI boot).
I then tried the Manjaro Architect installer. That resulted in an installed system, but that also failed to boot, hanging somewhere after the kernel initialized.
So now I'm on Arch, where I could go step by step and enable things to see where the hangup was coming from. It turns out it's got to do with the NVIDIA card in this machine. This is listed on Dell's site as:
Nvidia Quadro M1200 w/4GB GDDR5 10
When I enabled bbswitch in Arch, it hung on boot just like Manjaro did, so I've uninstalled it and all the NVIDIA drivers and am running on Intel/Nouveau without bbswitch.
Right now, I could continue (and indeed, I'm currently copying all my files to the machine), but I don't want to be on Arch; I want to be on Manjaro. Can anybody think of a way to get over to Manjaro without installing all the automatic Bumblebee stuff until this card is fully supported?
Thanks for your help!