Hi, long time lurker here, have been wanting to switch to Manjaro from Win10 for awhile, finally did it 4 days ago. However, there seems to be a persistent problem where the entire GUI just freezes. Audio is still working and the mouse too, but the rest of the GUI is just frozen in place. I've been trying to fix it for 3 days now to no avail. I've tried reinstalling drivers, switching between intel integrated graphics and the nvidia graphics, reinstalling the entire Manjaro, increasing swap space, but nothing seems to be working. I've searched every corner of reddit, this forum and the arch forums and still can't find an answer. I'm beginning to lose hope and might swap back to Windows if I am unable to fix it, which I really don't want since I kinda like Linux.
Here's my inxi -Fxz. It currently shows that theres no nvidia driver because I installed optimus-switch and I'm using the integrated graphics currently.
System: Host: chun-pc Kernel: 5.4.6-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X456UB v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X456UB v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: X456UB.203 date: 09/04/2015 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 5.6 Wh condition: 5.6/38.0 Wh (15%) model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery status: Not charging CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-6200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake rev: 3 L2 cache: 3072 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19204 Speed: 2700 MHz min/max: 400/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2700 2: 2782 3: 2700 4: 2739 Graphics: Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.6 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 19.3.1 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.6-2-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: c000 bus ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 43.76 GiB (4.7%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM014-1EJ164 size: 931.51 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 290.01 GiB used: 22.18 GiB (7.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8 ID-2: /home size: 38.20 GiB used: 21.58 GiB (56.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 4100 Info: Processes: 180 Uptime: 8m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 1.72 GiB (22.5%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 inxi: 3.0.37