Until now, I figured the freezing on my rockpro64 in Manjaro was from kernel bugs, since it's still pretty young in mainline. The freezes are frequent. I haven't been able to get past one full round of updates.
So this last time, I set it up, installing just the kernel, mesa, and keyring updates, figuring I could get them in before it froze again. I was able to install them and reboot. On the next boot, there was severe graphical corruption. KDE was unusable.
I hit ctrl+alt+f2 and killed the ssd task, bringing down KDE. Then I ran Pacman -Syu. I managed to get as far as "195/252 upgrading kdelibs4support 65%" before it froze again. It's once again dead.
The board isn't defective. It was running openmediavault for months just fine. I tried armbian and it was fine too.
I suspect the mainline isn't stable enough for this board yet. Has anyone gotten this working stable yet?