Manjaro Live USB not booting right way


Hi, everyone!

I impressed with Manjaro so much, but i faced the problem.

I can’t boot even Manjaro Live CD whether free or non free driver selected.

At first - about machine. This Gigabyte P56XT with intel i7 7 gen, Nvidia GTX 1070 mobile. Inxi output from working system looks like:

System:    Host: thevoid Kernel: 4.19.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: Deepin 15.9 tk: Qt 5.12.0 
           wm: DeepinWM dm: LightDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: GIGABYTE product: P56X v: N/A serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: GIGABYTE model: P56X serial: <root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: FA09 date: 07/24/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 68.5 Wh condition: 91.2/91.2 Wh (100%) volts: 12.6/11.4 model: GIGABYTE P56X serial:   
           status: Charging 
Memory:    RAM: total: 15.54 GiB used: 1.96 GiB (12.6%) 
           RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Are you root? 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           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: 840 3: 800 4: 839 5: 825 6: 827 7: 800 8: 805 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:591b 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP104M [GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1ba1 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: intel resolution: 3840x2160~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.2 compat-v: 3.0 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a171 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.16-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8168 v: 8.045.08-NAPI 
           port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: e0:d5:5e:2e:58:3f 
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 8086:24fd 
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: 28:c6:3f:99:8d:97 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.29 TiB used: 1.27 TiB (55.6%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 PRO 512GB size: 476.94 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
           serial: S463NF0KA02712T 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000LM015-2E8174 size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: WDZ441KN 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 367.96 GiB used: 98.68 GiB (26.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: 29.8 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 206 Uptime: 16m Init: systemd v: 239 Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.0 
           running in: deepin-terminal inxi: 3.0.30 

Yep. I’ve already installed Manjaro, but i will write about it later. At first i would like describe the problem.

with free drivers i stuck with nouveau driver try to handle my nvidia. This is not good, and i can boot with live usb if i set kernel option for nouveau “nouveau.modeset=0”. I did it when i installed the current system, but looks like it is a bad way for system works good. I’ve met many graphical bugs, despite of I’ve installed bumblebee software.

sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

I decided than if I will install system with non free drivers pre-enabled than i will get less amount of gpu bugs :slight_smile:

I downloaded Manjaro Cinnamon, try to load it with non free drivers and remember, why I haven’t install it that way right away.

This is because i can not boot Live USB with non free drivers. Looks like mhwd install something and then it is not working. System boot stops at “Reached target Graphical Interface”

I can wait 20, 30 minutes. I haven’t wait more, but i think it bring no results.

How can i launch and install manjaro with non free drivers pre-loaded? Why have i met same behavior? It is looks weird, than good “non free” drivers not working even at start.



Looks like what i’ve done. In both cases nvidia disabled during installation process. I want to install os with non free drivers enabled. I pretty sure it is a way to setup many system parts automatically without any interventions and doing magic later.

Beecause now i have too many problems

  1. with wine (maybe non-gpu case, but looks like gpu based)
  2. scaling problems with many apps.
  3. playing 4k videos not smooth at all, whatever i try. Both intel and especially nvidia have 4k support

maybe i’ve cooked manjaro wrong, but on ubuntu (for example) i have less of these problems