XFCE install hangs at 75%



I’m trying to install the current stable of release if the xfce edition and the install hangs at 75% (mhwd). Everything freezes. It does this with both free and non-free drivers. Architect installs fine. Any recommendations on what is causing this?

I have a dell laptop. I don’t have it in front of me but I can post the specs if needed, but I didn’t know if there was a quick fix for this issue.

Manjaro i3 installation problem

try pressing something like caps lock or numlock and tell if they respond
also it would be usefull if you use could the terminal output of the command inxi -Fx from the live session


Will do. Also the no response from caps/num lock but the caps lock light blinks on and off when the system hangs with no input. I’ll post the results shortly


Here is the output of inxi -Fx

System: Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.9.34-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.1.1)
Desktop: N/A Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E5430 non-vPro v: 01
Mobo: Dell model: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A09 date: 12/10/2012
Battery BAT0: charge: 56.0 Wh 118.9% condition: 47.1/56.0 Wh (84%)
model: Sanyo DELL NH6K934 status: Full
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-3320M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10370
clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1199 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
4: 1200 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: N/A drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting)
tty size: 80x24
Audio: Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.34-1-MANJARO
Network: Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n
driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0b1 state: down mac: 76:f6:04:4d:78:24
Card-2: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 0c:00.0
IF: enp12s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: f0:1f:af:11:eb:df
Drives: HDD Total Size: 507.8GB (0.8% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS725050A7 size: 500.1GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: STORE_N_GO size: 7.7GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 2.9G used: 72M (3%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 168 Uptime: 2:36 Memory: 471.7/3829.9MB
Init: systemd Gcc sys: 7.1.1
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.20


You could try running the installer (calamares) in the terminal, start the installation process, then check for the messages you see when it hangs.


You may open /etc/calamares/settings.conf and remove the entry for mhwdcfg. Since you use a intel graphics card, no driver is needed.


I got it working. I needed to flash my bios to a newer version…rookie mistake.


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