So I am running manjaro cinnamon edition on a MSI Apache Pro GE6VR 7RF and I dual boot between manjaro and Windows 10 for games. My laptop uses an optimus setup with a Intel HD Graphics 630 and a GTX 1060.
I use manjaro mainly for all programming tasks so initially I disabled my nvidia gpu because I thought I wouldn't need it. At that time my laptop was working and I could boot into manjaro with no issues, however, after connecting my laptop to my dual monitor setup the input was no being read which I believed was because my monitor signals and display were being handled by my gpu which was disabled.
To attempt to fix that I re-downloaded the nvidia-390xx driver and installed bumblebee and optimus. After this I am welcomed to a black screen with a blinking cursor after selecting manjaro in the grub listings. I cannot use a tty terminal because if I press CTRL + ALT + F1-6 the screen will switch to the tty terminal and then about 3 seconds later switch back to the black screen with blinking cursor.
I can edit my grub settings to boot straight to a terminal and that works but not sure how to go about fixing this graphics issue. Any probes for information about my gpu using mhwd or inxi will lead to a system freeze. Any help would be appreciated. Preferably starting with purging everything involved with nvidia and bumblebee and starting over on the driver fronts. Also this is my first post on the forums so any advice on formatting and general things I need to do are greatly appreciated.