I just recently installed Manjaro KDE. I'm having problems with Shutdown, Reboot, and Logout, whenever I attempt any of these, the desktop just freezes indefinitely and it doesn't Shutdown, Reboot etc.
I've had this problem on Antergos aswell so I'm assuming it might be an Arch problem. I feel like I've tried everything, nothing has worked.
I'm pretty new to Linux, so I'd appreciate answers that are well explained
Actually, I can't even do that, worked fine when I installed Manjaro yesterday, now I'm stuck at A start job is running for LiveMedia MHWD Script.
with drivers=free and stuck at Started TLP system startup/shutdown.
Seems like my laptop is cursed with one problem after the other.
When you get to grub, press e, then append a “3” to the line starting with Linux. This should get you into a command prompt. Then run dmesg, and journalctl -b. Look for anything funky. Lastly, try running startx from the command prompt.
It's been a while, I had to resort to using Windows again for the time being, as I was busy with school and couldn't afford to not have my laptop working. But I'm back with a fresh install, and exactly the same problems. I tried what you suggested, assuming you meant appending that to the line running the live media, did nothing, still wasn't able to boot to live media, not even command prompt. Seems like the problems keep stacking up, very frustrating.
Do you know if you have an nvidia graphics card in your laptop?
If you do have an optimus nvidia card, this should help.
I an optimus nvidia card, and it causes all kinds of boot issues for just about any linux that I have tried. The root cause is the nouveau (open source nvidia drivers) just don't work with my card and the kernel hangs at boot or crashes shortly after boot.
Try booting with free drivers only and blacklisting nouveau at boot. If you get to grub press "e" to edit. You'll be able to edit your boot parameters here, the changes will only effect the current boot attempt. You will see something similar to:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=978e3e81-8048-4ae1-8a06-aa727458e8ff quiet splash
Add modeset.nouveau=0 to it so it looks something like:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=978e3e81-8048-4ae1-8a06-aa727458e8ff modeset.nouveau=0 quiet splash
Press cntrl-x to boot. If everything starts up ok, you know it is a problem with the nouveau drivers. I would suggest blacklisting them permanently at that point.
You can do this by creating a file in /etc/modprobe.d
$ sudo bash -c "echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf"
$ sudo bash -c "echo options nouveau modeset=0 >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.
I also open /etc/default/grub file and add my nouveau blacklist there, looks something similar to:
Try rebooting and all should be well, but the nvidia GPU is effectively disabled and useless on your system. You have some options to improve the situation below, but I would make sure you have a stable booting system before trying 2 or 3! Both methods work, but if you configure something wrong you will fail to boot again and will need to use the live CD to fix/edit things.
Improvements going forward are:
1.) Leave it alone, if all you want is a workstation and/or development station you're likely just fine with the integrated GPU.
2.) You want to game and need that nvidia GPU on all the time and don't care it will reduce battery life:
3.) You want the best of both worlds by selecting which card you use: