I have bought a new Laptop Entroware Kratos, with CPU: i7 8750H GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB link - https://www.entroware.com/store/kratos
After installing Manjaro i3 (I had to install free drivers, or it'd hang on boot) I have discovered that any method of installing the proprietary Nvidia driver with mhwd hangs the system (I've tried the GUI (which hangs as soon as I click graphics), TUI, and CLI methods. I managed to install video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee using the b menu (Mod+Ctl+B on i3) but after restarting, it hangs on startup.
I followed this Nvidia installation guide https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Configure_NVIDIA_(non-free)_settings_and_load_them_on_Startup during driver installation however running inxi -G freezes the terminal, however the system remains functional.
I have looked at other posts I've come across, such as adding boot parameters (pci=no msi, acpi_osi= and acpi_osi=Windows, and some others, I can't recall them right now).
These are 2 other posts I've followed - Manjaro hangs at mhwd command and Graphic driver freezes booting
I've also noticed that the system hangs on shutdown (it unmounts partitions first as I don't get errors on next boot) prior to installing the video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee, but once it's installed it shuts down properly.
I have being using Manjaro i3 on my main machine for about a year now, so I'd prefer to use it on my laptop for the sake of consistency, but I'm running out of ideas.
Any further information will be given on request, I can't think of anything else relevant.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks in advance.