I installed Manjaro with the xfce and GNOME desktop multiple times, but without success.
I'm using a Clevo laptop, the P641HK model.
- Create bootable usb stick with Rufus on Windows 10. I select the latest Manjaro xfce iso and use DD image writing option.
- I boot from the usb stick, the system loads into a live version of Manjaro xfce.
- I proceed with the installation
- Installation is succesful, I reboot my system into Manjaro
- Login screen appears, fill in my credentials and login.
- The desktop just shows a wallpaper and a (movable) cursor, nothing more. On GNOME it just shows a black screen.
- From the login in screen, when pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 (or F1-F6), the virtual console does not start, it just shows a black screen. So I can't read any logs etc.
- I tried various other Manjaro versions and distros, such as Manjaro i3 and Antergos.
What could be the issue? I myself think it has to do with my Nvidia graphics card, but I'm not sure.
I can't make anything of the stuff that appears on my screen, and like I mentioned, I can't get to logs etc.
Model: Clevo P641HK (Laptop)
CPU: Intel i7-7700HQ
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 630 & Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Drives: Samsung 960 EVO 250 GB SSD & HGST 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD
I'm installing Manjaro on a 50 GB partition I've created on the 500 GB HDD.
Any support is appreciated. Tried searching for my issue, but didn't find much so far.
EDIT: this reply: Nvidia GTX1050 Ti driver problem solved it for me. It was, as expected, a graphics issue. Now I'm running Bumblebee without problems.
The steps I took to get a working Bumblebee setup:
- Add modprobe.blacklist=nouveau to kernel parameters in grub, otherwise xfce would freeze on startup.
- Added config files to blacklist nouveau on the system.
- Added acpi_osi=! acpi_osi='Windows 2009' to grub config, and regenerated that. This is mentioned on the Fedora docs site: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/bumblebee/index.html#american-megatrend-bios-compatibility
Also see: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_parameters#GRUB
- Auto-installed proprietary driver from Manjaro settings.
- Added myself to Bumblebee group (sudo gpasswd -a bumblebee).
- Enabled Bumblebee service (systemctl enable bumblebeed.service).
- Reboot the system.
- Tested Bumblebee as told on the ArchWiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee#Test