I am a medium experienced linux user and recently i decide to tryout Manjaro KDE. My older experience was with Debian based distros.
When i installed Manjaro KDE on my new laptop (an HP 15 with intel core i5 7th gen CPU nvidia MX110 and intel GPU 8 GB RAM) and tried to install nvidia drivers i probably messed up my system.
By default system had installed bumblebee drivers but nvidia-settings was not running with message "ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded ERROR: Unable to load info from any available" system message appeared.
So i tried to correct this error as follows:
First i try solution of this link [HowTo] Set up PRIME (output offload) with NVIDIA proprietary driver but laptop hangs on startup.
After that i try to install the nvidia driver by downloading the driver from nvidia website and running it on a tty. And this solution was not successful. So i uninstalled it.
At the end i try the solution of this link https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Configure_NVIDIA_(non-free)_settings_and_load_them_on_Startup#Introduction but when i tried to install non free drivers using "sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0302" i get a pacman error and during the procedure says that all needed files are installed.
Meanwhile mhwd says that there is no display driver installed on system!!.
The following photos showing the installation errors.
Is there any solution, after all my actions, or it is time for another format????
this is output from inxi -Fx:
System: Host: panagiotis-pc Kernel: 4.19.30-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.15.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-da0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <root required> Mobo: HP model: 84A7 v: 80.28 serial: <root required> UEFI: Insyde v: F.04 date: 08/02/2018 Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 40.6 Wh condition: 40.6/41.9 Wh (97%) model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 status: Full Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Anywhere 2 charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 21704 Speed: 2509 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2509 2: 2674 3: 2735 4: 2442 Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce MX110] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.3.4 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.30-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8168 v: 8.045.08-NAPI port: 4000 bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: eno1 state: down mac: 84:a9:3e:5d:94:94 Device-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8821ce v: N/A port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlo1 state: up mac: 80:2b:f9:44:35:53 Drives: Local Storage: total: 2.05 TiB used: 64.04 GiB (3.0%) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Toshiba model: KBG30ZMV256G size: 238.47 GiB ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000LM015-2E8174 size: 1.82 TiB RAID: Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:17.0 Partition: ID-1: / size: 220.09 GiB used: 36.08 GiB (16.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 ID-2: /home size: 1.79 TiB used: 27.96 GiB (1.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-3: swap-1 size: 11.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0 C mobo: 29.8 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 233 Uptime: 1h 36m Memory: 7.71 GiB used: 2.93 GiB (38.0%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 clang: 7.0.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.0 inxi: 3.0.32
And this is output from dkms status
nvidia, 418.56, 4.19.30-1-MANJARO, x86_64: installed rtl8821ce, 1.0.1.r26.gab6154e, 4.19.30-1-MANJARO, x86_64: installed!
Well i finally went to "format" option. On the fresh installed system with only the driver for wifi card (network-r8168), i tried to install the nvidia driver as prime following at first this link https://medium.com/@vfbsilva/howto-set-up-prime-with-nvidia-proprietary-driver-c647e3597447 and secondary with this link [HowTo] Set up PRIME (output offload) with NVIDIA proprietary driver. There is a difference on step 5. Both of attempts failed. I don't know the reasons but is probably because my laptop BIOS don't have an option to select which chip set i want as primary. My old laptop (Sony Vaio SZ-650 N) had also a hybrid video card (nvidia and intel) but i had an option to select which one want to use from a switch on panel. Probably the best way to use Manjaro on my new laptop is with bumblebee display driver at list for now.
Thank you for your concern and your help.