Hi, I try to install Manjaro on a Macbook Pro 2014.
Currently I am running the latest Ubuntu on it. The setup of Ubuntu worked without any problems.
Trying to install Manjaro fails because sddm fails to start.
[FAILED] Failed to start Simple Desktop Display Manager. See `systemctl status sddm.service` for details. Details: sddm .service: Failed with result `core-dump`
ISO used: manjaro-kde-20.0.3-200606-linux56.iso
SHA1 checksum verified
Currently I have the laptop in my hands and could provide additional information.
[Failed] Failed to start Light Display Manager. See `systemctl status lightdm.service`for details. lightdm.service: Failed with result `exit-code` code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
gdm started but TTY1 is on blinking cursor top left.
Could walk through all setup steps, answered all settings as I knew from my Arch experience. The installed system boots but stops at
/dev/sda2: clean xxx/xxx files xxxx/xxx blocks
I really tried but have to flip back to Ubuntu now, sorry! A desktop operating system must be installable with a live-CD without being a Guru. I am not new to Linux, installed Arch several times manually on “normal” hardware. I understand, that a Macbook is a “special” hardware but I assume that enough people have a 2014 macbook and the installer should be able to handle it out of the box. An I can not spend an entire day to get the OS up and running.
Thanks for your help. It seems for a macbook from 2014 Ubuntu is the best choice for now.