I got my PinePhone Convergence order recently and found a few bumps in the road.
I wanted to test the convergence connector, but no ethernet and HDMI resulted in black screens (both hdmi and phone).
To get “ifconfig” up, I had to “pacman -Syu net-tools”
To get pacman to update, I had to choose “upower-mobile” over “upower” to resolve the conflict. AOK after that.
The problem with the convergence connector is related to having it plugged into power. With the (red) power connector disconnected, I got both eth0/Ethernet and my HDMI display working (also with USB wireless keyboard & mouse).
I was also able to install the OpenSmalltalk VM and run Cuis Smalltalk.
So, some bumps, but pretty much able to muddle through so far.
-KenD [ken (do) dickey (at) whidbey (dor) com]