Manjaro KDE in MSI GE73VR GTX1060 works like a charm with LiveUSB, but not when installed

Hello
The liveUSB Manjaro KDE works like a charm in my MSI, but I have a lot of problems in the installed version.

In the installed version some programs and commands like mhwd -l , or inxi -Fxxx froze the laptop, instead, in the liveUSB they works pefectly:

In liveUSB
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxxx

System:    Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.14.30-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.1                                                                           
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.3 dm: sddm Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.7 Hakoila                                                                                 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GE73VR 7RE v: REV:1.0 serial: N/A Chassis: type: 10                                                                    
           serial: N/A                                                                                                                                                     
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-17C1 v: REV:1.0 serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends                                                                       
           v: E17C1IMS.102 date: 07/20/2017                                                                                                                                  
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 47.0 Wh condition: 48.6/53.4 Wh (91%) volts: 12.2/10.9 model: MSI BIF0_9                                                                             
           type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Unknown                                                                                                                                
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ type: MT MCP arch: Skylake rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KB                                                                          
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 44944 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 
           7: 800 8: 800 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:591b 
           Card-2: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 3GB] driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:1c20 
           Display Server: N/A driver: intel,nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nv,vesa tty: 184x35 
           Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           chip ID: 8086:a171 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.30-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel 
           bus ID: 02:00 chip ID: 168c:003e 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 9c:b6:d0:69:7b:3f 
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: alx v: kernel port: d000 
           bus ID: 05:00 chip ID: 1969:e0b1 
           IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: 30:9c:23:18:b8:69 
           Card-3: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1:4 chip ID: 0cf3:e300 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1.15 TiB used: 1.91 GiB (0.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_THNSNJ25 size: 238.47 GiB serial: 37US11AYTUTW rev: 0101 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: HGST_HTS721010A9 size: 931.51 GiB serial: JR100XBN0VALYE rev: A3U0 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB model: Cruzer_Switch size: 3.73 GiB serial: 4C532000061005112115 rev: 1.20 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 11.67 GiB used: 132.7 MiB (1.1%) fs: overlay dev: ERR-102 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: 27.8 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 196 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.36 GiB (8.8%) Init: systemd v: 238 
           Compilers: gcc: 7.3.1 Shell: bash 4.4.19 running in: konsole inxi: 2.9.07 

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ mhwd -l

> 0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:591b) Display controller Intel Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee            2018.02.23               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI


> 0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:1c20) Display controller nVidia Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee            2018.02.23               false            PCI
          video-nvidia            2018.02.23               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

If running the liveUSB I execute:

sudo mhwd-gpu --status
the results is

:: status
warning: could not find ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf’!

but if first I execute

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo manjaro-chroot /mnt

to checks the installed version

the results is:

sudo mhwd-gpu --status

:: status
** xorg configuration file: ‘/etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf’**

the results are different, but the strangest thing is that in the liveusb version that works like a charm it gives an error: warning: could not find ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf’!, and in the installed version that freeze it found the file: ** xorg configuration file: ‘/etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf’**

but if I try in the liveUSB

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ mhwd -l

> 0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:591b) Display controller Intel Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee            2018.02.23               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI


> 0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:1c20) Display controller nVidia Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee            2018.02.23               false            PCI
          video-nvidia            2018.02.23               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

and in the live USB with

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo manjaro-chroot /mnt

sh-4.4# mhwd -l

> 0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:591b) Display controller Intel Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee            2018.02.23               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI


> 0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:1c20) Display controller nVidia Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee            2018.02.23               false            PCI
          video-nvidia            2018.02.23               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

the results are the same

Any idea?

I have managed to solve the problem using the solution proposed by Jonathon.

When Grub show the initial message I pressed e and added acpi_osi=! to de linux line.

Now my problem is how to make these changes in grub permanent so I don’t have to add acpi_osi=! every time I start up

Actually, I’m a bit of an idiot. I just have to change /boot/grub.cfg :sweat:

Edit /etc/default/grub then run update-grub, otherwise your change will be lost the next time you get a kernel update.

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Thank you very much jonathon, you are my idol :yum: , after so many hours with my problem your solution worked perfectly.

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