Live USB boot into blank screen (optimus)

Hello,I’ve been trying to install EndeavourOS using the latest ISO image shipped with kernel 5.13 but it directly boot into blank screen even after selecting the free and nonfree driver option. Currently I’m running Manjaro with kernel 5.10 but when trying to use newer kernel than 5.10, my laptop will just boot into blank screen.

I’ve also tried the previous release of EndeavourOS ISO which come with kernel 5.10 and successfully booted into the live environment. But when using the latest ISO image, it just boot into blank screen.

output of inxi -Fxxxz

Kernel: 5.10.63-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
Desktop: GNOME 40.4 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.0
Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: GL553VD v: 1.0 serial:
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL553VD v: 1.0 serial:
UEFI: American Megatrends v: GL553VD.308 date: 04/29/2019
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 36.4 Wh (100.0%) condition: 36.4/48.2 Wh (75.5%)
volts: 16.2 min: 14.4 model: Simplo SDI ICR18650 type: Li-ion
serial: status: Full cycles: 33
Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-7300HQ bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 cache: L2: 6 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 20004
Speed: 1800 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1800 2: 1800
3: 1800 4: 1800
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:591b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 470.63.01 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8d
class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Realtek USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 0bda:57f5 class-ID: 0e02 serial:
Display: x11 server: 1.20.13 compositor: gnome-shell driver:
loaded: modesetting,nvidia resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a171 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.63-1-MANJARO running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.35 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:095a class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac:
IF-ID-1: enp0s20f0u1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac:
IF-ID-2: virbr0 state: down mac:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb
v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:4 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 852.35 GiB (73.2%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB
size: 232.89 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial:
rev: 2B2QEXM7 temp: 42.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / size: 48.91 GiB used: 29.54 GiB (60.4%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 512 MiB used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
ID-3: /home size: 178.46 GiB used: 103.15 GiB (57.8%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Alert: No swap data was found.
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3200
Processes: 233 Uptime: 1h 26m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.52 GiB
used: 3.65 GiB (23.5%) Init: systemd v: 249 Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0
Packages: pacman: 1315 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: gnome-terminal
inxi: 3.3.06

Does anyone know how to resolve the issue?

Thank you.

The issue for you can be caused by different things p.e. an issue that system uses optimus hybrid GPU and fail to decide what GPU to use on liveboot as it is not set up …
As i would say hardware itself should not have an issue with latest kernels:

If Bios/Firmware has any settings to use only one of the GPUs it would help to boot to X.
You can also try to blacklist intel GPU driver to load on boot menu by editing the kernel line:


Thank you @joekamprad, I follow your instruction by blacklisting intel GPU and managed to boot.


Good to see it was working for you!
This thread will help others with the same issue i think…
We could also add an optimus entry to the boot menu… but we try to keep it simple, as it could also confuse users not know about what is optimus …
Same would work for the Nvidia boot entry also i think if you want to go for Nvidia proprietary driver… but in case of hybrid GPU it is better to set it up manually from installed system.


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