I switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro at the beginning of March. One of the problems that has happened since I changed distro is that, sometimes, seemingly randomly, Manjaro simply fails to boot.
The Laptop is a MSi GF63 8RC, no dual boot, just manjaro.
I turn the pc on and, 1 out of 5 times, I end up at a black screen.
System is completely unresponsive, I get no tty if I use CTRL-ALT-number, I don't get anything interesting with CTRL-ALT-DEL, clicking the power button, or any other input I could think of. I can only force a shutdown by pressing the power button for a couple seconds.
Sometimes I get unlucky and I have to try 2 or 3 times, but I can always press F8 early on and get the menu with the advanced options before the complete lockdown, if I act quickly enough.
My first try was to try with refind instead of grub, but I got the same result: I get to the boot menu, whichever I used at the moment, and it fails later down the boot process.
Some extra data:
- I have extra boot options to fix another issue I had since I bought this laptop:
intel_iommu=igfx_off(removing them doesn't fix anything, I tried already)
- The video driver config I'm using is
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-435xx-prime, but I got the same result with 440xx.
- The kernels I tried are 5.4.31-1, 5.5.16-1 and the one I'm currently using, 5.6.3-2, no change in behaviour here.
I also have versions without timestamps for ease of diff, but I'm limited to 2 links per post.
$ inxi -Fxzc0 System: Host: simone-pc Kernel: 5.6.3-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GF63 8RC v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16R1 v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16R1IMS.10C date: 05/22/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 43.7 Wh condition: 47.8/51.3 Wh (93%) model: MSI Corp. MS-16R1 status: Unknown CPU: Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 9216 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 52815 Speed: 900 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 900 2: 901 3: 900 4: 901 5: 901 6: 901 7: 900 8: 900 9: 900 10: 900 11: 900 12: 900 Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 435.21 bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting,nvidia tty: N/A OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.4 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.3-2-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5000 bus ID: 00:14.3 IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter> IF-ID-2: virbr0-nic state: down mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.03 TiB used: 190.94 GiB (18.2%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: RBUSNS8180S3128GJ size: 119.24 GiB ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-17Z10T1 size: 931.51 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 85.08 GiB used: 28.90 GiB (34.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: /home size: 915.89 GiB used: 162.03 GiB (17.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 ID-3: swap-1 size: 32.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 286 Uptime: 35m Memory: 15.48 GiB used: 2.40 GiB (15.5%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: zsh v: 5.8 inxi: 3.0.37