With Manjaro on laptop that has i7 7700hq and GTX 1050 the graphics drivers will freeze the boot process about 50% of the time. I am using kernal 5.8.16-2 and graphics driver video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-455xx-prime. During boot with “debug” option turned on in grub I will always get to a point where it outputs
kernel: nvidia 0000:01:00.0: Enabling HDA controller
After this message is displayed the system will freeze and become unresponsive. Within 2 - 4 seconds the login screen will either show up or the the system will remain frozen indefinitely. Either occurance has 50/50 chance even on a fresh install.