After trying Manjaro KDE (Lysia) on a virtual machine for a few weeks, I yesterday installed it natively on a Dell Precision M4800, using the free drivers. The installation went well but the display resolution was set to maximum (3200) which made icons and text too small for my eyes. I changed resolution to 1920x1080 and the screen went black. I rebooted but after login the screen went black again.
As I didn’t know what else to do, I reinstalled Manjaro, this time using the non free drivers. This made for larger text but the resolution was still 3200 and I wasn’t able to change it to a lower resolution. Unfortunately, the installation stopped at 82% during “configuring hardware”.
I then installed it a third time, now using the free drivers again. After completion, I didn’t dare touch the resolution settings and only changed the magnification to 150%. This made the text look good but the icons were still too small. I opened System settings, selected Hardware configuration and tried to install the nvidia drivers but the installation failed (saying something about “core” missing).
Please advice! The native resolution for my display is too high and I need to lower it or use magnification that affects the icons too.