Currently with nvidia optimus laptops the mhwd nonfree driver defaults to
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee, and the free driver defaults to the
video-linux catch all, which is specifically
For newer laptops there have been situations recently where both of these options led to a non booting system, both live environments and installed systems not booting (ie cli architect install).
A valid option is to simply use the intel gpu only to get the system booting, but there is no way to install the
video-intel driver using mhwd. It has been squashed into the
video-linux catch all driver, which is defaulting to nouveau-prime.
Would it be feasible to separate
video-intel to its own driver again, currently using mhwd on an optimus laptop it is not possible.
Of course a user could simply not use mhwd at all to achieve this, do it the Arch Way, but that defeats the purpose as mhwd should be used for all driver management in Manjaro.