February 4, 2023, 1:05pm
Hello everyone. I got problem with launching Live ISO with Manjaro i3wm (Minimal). I never had such problem with KDE.
MSI H61M P31 G3
GTX 650 1GB
SSD & HDD
I burn ISO through Imagewriter (SUSE). When I try to boot with proprietary drivers It just stucks on
Reached target Graphical Inerface line.
BUT when I boot with open-source drivers Live ISO loads well!
I wrote that ISO again and nothing changed (inxi info below is current).
‘mhwd’ command listed video-nvidia-470xx, video-nvidia-390xx, video-linux, video-modesetting, video-vesa.
‘mhwd -li’ said there is no installed PCI configs. I used ‘sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300’ to install them (video-nvidia-470xx has been chosen automatically).
Here is output of installation command (failure due to conflicting files):
I didn’t do anything anymore.
Any questions, suggestions?
Edit: solution is below, but read the whole thread!
February 4, 2023, 1:16pm
In addition inxi from open source live iso, that boots well:
February 4, 2023, 1:18pm
is your system actually installed? because that looks like you wanted to install it on the live usb
February 4, 2023, 1:20pm
i cant boot on Live usb with proprietary drivers
February 4, 2023, 1:21pm
yes i know that, but i asked you if you have it installed or are you trying to install the proprietary drivers on the live usb?
February 4, 2023, 1:22pm
yeah I tried to install them, because there was nothing in mhwd li
February 4, 2023, 1:26pm
but why do you want to install them on the live usb? that will not work…
secure boot is disabled in bios…
fast boot is disabled in bios - you may not have this option;
fast startup is disabled in windows, if you are dual booting;
use Ventoy to flash the iso…
February 4, 2023, 1:55pm
i don’t have secure boot in bios, i’m not dual booting, i don’t have fast boot
i used burn method from manjaro wiki, but i’ll try ventoy
February 4, 2023, 3:41pm
what do I do?
February 4, 2023, 6:31pm
but other DE, like kde/gnome work normally? can you boot them with proprietary drivers?
February 4, 2023, 6:32pm
yeah, I can, I used KDE manjaro in the past, but i changed to garuda and want to comeback to something new to me
February 4, 2023, 6:33pm
well and how long was it when you tried booting with kde? there are new isos available with new nvidia drivers… so try booting into the latest manjaro kde iso, and test with it…
February 4, 2023, 6:34pm
I didn’t use KDE manjaro for few months, but ok I’ll try it again
February 4, 2023, 6:35pm
yes do that, so that we can rule out if its only the i3 issue, or general issue…
February 4, 2023, 6:36pm
also thanks for ventoy, now I can just put 2 iso images on my USB and use them whenever I want
February 4, 2023, 8:28pm
as I expected, Plasma version still works
here is output of
inxi -v7azy on KDE live ISO with open source drivers:
February 4, 2023, 8:47pm
so the plasma has a newer kernel than the i3 one…
if you wish, you can install the i3 with open source drivers, update it to the latest stable, then enable early loading of nvidia:
open this file:
sudo nano /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
and edit the modules section to look like this:
MODULES=(nvidia nvidia_drm nvidia_uvm nvidia_modeset)
save it with:
ctrl+x, press ‘Y’, and run this:
sudo mkinitcpio -P
then install the nvidia drivers:
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
reboot, and see if it helped…
you do all this in your installtion, not in the live usb!
February 5, 2023, 10:19am
okay, i’ll do it
so I need to:
Boot in Live USB with open source drivers.
Install manjaro i3.
Boot in installed system with open source drivers (
will I have option to boot with open source drivers?) Update it to stable (
through sudo pacman -Syyu?) Follow those steps, that you provided.
February 5, 2023, 10:47am
yes thats it…
there will be no option to boot with open source drivers, you boot automatically with them…
February 5, 2023, 12:44pm
when I type
sudo mkinitcpio -P it gives me:
==> ERROR: module not found: 'nvidia' (and the same for each module that I typed in MODULES)
is it ok?