EDIT FOR SOLUTION AND FUTURE READERS
So I feel sort of stupid now, it had to do with the drivers and linux kernel I was using. The initial problem was “solved” (more circumvented) thanks to @6x12 which is why I marked their answer as solution. This allowed me to install Manjaro and get a graphical interface. After booting (via Intel graphics) I updated the system via
pacman -Syyu and after this it would no longer boot using either the nvidia card or the intel card. I could still access a terminal using
ctrl+alt+f2 using the Nvidia card connection to my monitor.
After a lot of hassle and failures to install things using
mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300 I was about to give up, but found another post here here. This is where it finally clicked, they looked into which linux kernel was used. I found out I was trying 6.1 (the system had updated me to it).
Now I have installed and selected 5.15 LTS (as one should) and it works again!
Thanks all for the help and insight, cheers!
I'm sorry if I'm not supposed to post this on these forums due to Cinnamon being a community version, but I do not know where else to turn.
Whilst awaiting an answer I’m trying to see whether main branches such as KDE also result in this problem.
I am trying to boot a live USB stick with the latest Manjaro Cinnamon ISO. Booting seems okay, I get to choose with which drivers I want to boot and both end up in this terminal-like output state where it attempts to reach all manner of hardware devices. Finally it ends up at the graphical interface, to which it says [OK]. And then just stays there indefinitely.
- I’m using Ventoy to boot the ISO
- I’ve disabled secure boot
- I am not using windows fast boot
- I have set the preferential GPU to my RTX 4070 TI and to always use that GPU rather than intel HD graphics.
- AHCI is enabled
Might this just mean that the drivers are not up to date yet for this graphics card?
I’ve also tried to update the entire system via
ctrl+alt+f2 and updating via
pacman, but after
sudo systemctl reboot I feel like those potential changes are gone again due to it being a live USB.
I’m sort of at my wits end here, if anybody has any ideas, please let me know!
Thanks in advance,