So, I've been using Manjaro for a few years now as main OS and never had much problems I couldn't solve. But since my laptop died yesterday I bought a new one. I've gotten myself a Asus ROG GL753VD-GC366T, with a GTX1050, a i7-7700HQ, 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
When I tried to install Manjaro, I already can't get in without setting
systemd.mask=mhwd-live.service . Then, in order to be able to even install I have to open
/lib/calamares/modules/mhwdcfg/main.py and change de return from the
def run(): function to
None. After this, instalment goes well.
Then when I boot in the just installed OS, it runs on free drivers despite my choice for nonfree ones before install. Trying to install nonfree ones makes it hang. Trying to do anything that would normally use my GPU also makes it hang. The only thing I can do when that happens is simply press the power button until the laptop goes out.
I've tried the KDE versions of Manjaro 18.0 installer, the Manjaro 17.0.6 installer, the version linked in the Developers release page (a bit above 18.0), and their all the same. I also tried using the architect version, but it only results in not having to do those changes to make installation work, and still makes me install free drivers and unable to install nonfree nor use my GPU. I also tried multiple programs to write the bootable USBs, just in case.
I've tried adding
acpi_osi=! acpi_osi="Windows 2009" to my grub and regenerated my Grub config. I've also tried manually installing the drivers, both on bumblebee as on other ways, but the best I got was that I could install it, but after reboot it wouldn't even get starting anything with a graphical interface.
Commands with mhwd crash, any command asking for my hardware specs or info about it crashes, making it near impossible for me to see much information.
Beside that, when I use
reboot Manjaro just hangs and stops reacting, just like when I try to update my graphics driver or use my GPU[/reboot]. Next to that, it for some reasons complains my CPU is getting to hot when booting Manjaro, even when I just got the laptop and everything is fine in BIOS and when I used Windows to set the LED colours in my keyboard (so I wouldn't assume hardware issues), I also haven't done any overlocks.
I can't find anything off in the BIOS, nor can I turn of any GPU. I just want to use dedicated graphics, I don't care for the Intel one, I prefer to run Nvidia only. Right now I'm seriously doubting if I should return the laptop for another that will work with Manjaro, or switch back to Windows if it can't be fixed. I just want it to work on this one, but I've spend 12+ hours (non-stop) trying to fix it and I feel like I'm getting out of options. I need a working laptop for work...