Manjaro not booting - Dual Boot SSD UEFI - Notebook hybrid GPU

After installing Windows (SSD too), i immediately installed manjaro and APPARENTLY the grub + dual boot everything was working fine! I installed manjaro normally (SSD with root, swap and home in HDD), but instead of creating a new /boot/efi partition, I used the windows /boot/efi partition, setting the /boot/efi flag on it when installing the manjaro, which i think is more correct.

After restarting, i can choose between windows or manjaro normally as planned!

Windows now works perfectly, but manjaro crashes when loading (keeps loading infinitely after the “Started TLP system startup / shudown” log)

After that, i realized that the name of the boot (in the boot list of BIOS) it’s blank, in the first moment was “null string” haha, and after one reboot, it’s just blank…

I tried to disable fast boot, and i already tried too boot with my usb pendrive, and tried with the non free driver too, but… Nothing. Sometimes it works and starts manjaro, but my keyboard and mouse does not work! It’s very strange.

I already tried to press E in grub and edit modprobe.nomodeset setting the 0 value, and nothing (tried this only with live usb)

I use a notebook Acer Nitro 5 AN515-43-R4C3 with AMD Ryzen 7 3750H CPU (it has an Integrated Video Card “Vega”) and Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU (dedicated card), 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD




Do you guys know something that i can do now?

1 - Maybe this issue it’s because of my graphic card… A conflict with the CPU integrated GPU (Ryzen 7 3750H has an vega GPU integrated) :frowning:

2 - Maybe it’s because my home it’s on HDD and not SSD. I saw in a topic that the user solved this issue switching HD SATA to AHCI on BIOS…

3 - Maybe it’s because of my kernel version? That maybe doesn’t support amd integrated gpu + nvidia dedicated gpu

I found 4 links that looks to be a nice try. I will try that now:

1 - https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/f79trt/how_to_setup_a_ryzen_laptop_with_an_nvidia_gpu/

2 - GUIDE: Hybrid graphics on Linux ( Nvidia Optimus - Intel / AMD hybrid graphics) : linux_gaming

3 - Unable to install Ubuntu in my NITRO AN512-42 — Acer Community

4 - Linux Mint - Community

PS: I can login with tty :slight_smile:

Tried to add blacklists lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ( i created this file)
blacklist nouveau
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivafb

And the same problem…

When i run mhwd -li, show me that i have only the video-linux driver installed

Do i have to do that? :
1 - sudo mhwd -r pci video-linux

2 - sudo mhwd -a nonfree 0300

Result of commands:

1 - sudo dmesg | grep gpu:

[    4.063597] [drm] amdgpu kernel modesetting enabled.
[    4.064005] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers: bar 0: 0xb0000000 -> 0xbfffffff
[    4.064006] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers: bar 2: 0xc0000000 -> 0xc01fffff
[    4.064008] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers: bar 5: 0xc2600000 -> 0xc267ffff
[    4.064011] fb0: switching to amdgpudrmfb from EFI VGA
[    4.064087] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: vgaarb: deactivate vga console
[    4.066663] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: VRAM: 2048M 0x000000F400000000 - 0x000000F47FFFFFFF (2048M used)
[    4.066665] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: GART: 1024M 0x0000000000000000 - 0x000000003FFFFFFF
[    4.066667] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: AGP: 267419648M 0x000000F800000000 - 0x0000FFFFFFFFFFFF
[    4.068322] [drm] amdgpu: 2048M of VRAM memory ready
[    4.068325] [drm] amdgpu: 3072M of GTT memory ready.
[    4.068348] [drm] GART: num cpu pages 262144, num gpu pages 262144
[    4.074805] amdgpu: [powerplay] hwmgr_sw_init smu backed is smu10_smu
[    4.353514] snd_hda_intel 0000:05:00.1: bound 0000:05:00.0 (ops amdgpu_dm_audio_component_bind_ops [amdgpu])
[    4.373021] fbcon: amdgpudrmfb (fb0) is primary device
[    4.373029] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: fb0: amdgpudrmfb frame buffer device
[    4.392656] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring gfx uses VM inv eng 0 on hub 0
[    4.392659] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.0.0 uses VM inv eng 1 on hub 0
[    4.392661] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.1.0 uses VM inv eng 4 on hub 0
[    4.392663] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.2.0 uses VM inv eng 5 on hub 0
[    4.392664] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.3.0 uses VM inv eng 6 on hub 0
[    4.392666] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.0.1 uses VM inv eng 7 on hub 0
[    4.392667] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.1.1 uses VM inv eng 8 on hub 0
[    4.392668] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.2.1 uses VM inv eng 9 on hub 0
[    4.392670] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring comp_1.3.1 uses VM inv eng 10 on hub 0
[    4.392672] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring kiq_2.1.0 uses VM inv eng 11 on hub 0
[    4.392674] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring sdma0 uses VM inv eng 0 on hub 1
[    4.392675] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring vcn_dec uses VM inv eng 1 on hub 1
[    4.392677] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring vcn_enc0 uses VM inv eng 4 on hub 1
[    4.392679] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring vcn_enc1 uses VM inv eng 5 on hub 1
[    4.392680] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring vcn_jpeg uses VM inv eng 6 on hub 1
[    4.405591] [drm] Initialized amdgpu 3.35.0 20150101 for 0000:05:00.0 on minor 0

2 - sudo dmesg | grep sd:

[    1.888098] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 1953525168 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/932 GiB)
[    1.888100] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 4096-byte physical blocks
[    1.888113] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[    1.888115] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[    1.888133] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[    2.028409]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda4
[    2.029419] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[    2.781747] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[    3.689610] EXT4-fs (sda2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[    4.065578] [drm] add ip block number 5 <sdma_v4_0>
[    4.392674] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: ring sdma0 uses VM inv eng 0 on hub 1

1 - systemctl status systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service:

â—Ź systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service - Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:acpi_video0
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-backlight@.service; static; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2020-10-28 18:24:04 -03; 5min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-backlight@.service(8)
  Process: 942 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-backlight load backlight:acpi_video0 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 942 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Oct 28 18:24:04 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: Starting Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:acpi_video0...
Oct 28 18:24:04 Nitro-5 systemd-backlight[942]: Failed to get backlight or LED device 'backlight:acpi_video0': No such device
Oct 28 18:24:04 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct 28 18:24:04 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct 28 18:24:04 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: Failed to start Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:acpi_video0.

2 - systemctl status sddm.service:

â—Ź sddm.service - Simple Desktop Display Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sddm.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2020-10-28 18:24:06 -03; 8min ago
     Docs: man:sddm(1)
           man:sddm.conf(5)
  Process: 1215 ExecStart=/usr/bin/sddm (code=exited, status=127)
 Main PID: 1215 (code=exited, status=127)

Oct 28 18:24:06 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: sddm.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Oct 28 18:24:06 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: sddm.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
Oct 28 18:24:06 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: Stopped Simple Desktop Display Manager.
Oct 28 18:24:06 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: sddm.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Oct 28 18:24:06 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: sddm.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct 28 18:24:06 Nitro-5 systemd[1]: Failed to start Simple Desktop Display Manager.

Now i lost my manjaro grub and i can’t boot manjaro with my live usb, it’s freezing at the same moment, and when i use live usb but changing to use the nonfree driver, my screen appear all messed up, full of pink, white pixels and you can’t see anything, it’s like the screen has completely broken!

Finally! Success! Now i have dual boot with windows and manjaro working nice

Steps i followed (you need a windows installed first):

1 - Format pendrive usb
2 - Set GPT type partition (the same pendrive usb)
3 - Download the new version of manjaro
4 - Mount the iso in usb pendrive with Rufus (windows 10 application) in FAT32
5 - Boot with pendrive
6 - Select to install manjaro with the free drivers default
7 - Install using manual partition
8 - Set /boot/efi tag in the windows 10 boot partition (100MB size) (DO NOT FORMAT!!!)
9 - Set or create a new partition with 4GB to swap (set the swap tag)
10 - Set or create a new partition with the size that you want and select tag / (root)
11 - Set or create a new partition with the size that you want in HDD and select tag /home
12 - Click to install and wait for finish! :slight_smile:

you can also use
ventoy , in option GPT

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