I'm experiencing random desktop freezes (I have to hard shut down the system) after recent updates on my Archlinux box. Today it happened a few minutes after startup. The only programs running were:
- Google Chrome 43.0.2357.134 (recently installed)
- Gnome shell 3.16.3
- Gnome Terminal 3.16.1
- pacman 4.2.1
My kernel version is 4.1.2-2-ARCH
The only two common things running across all freezes are kernel 4.1.2 and chrome 43. And I started having this issues after upgrading to linux 4.1.2 and installing chrome instead of chromium. Unfortunately I did both upgrades at the same time. Does anyone else is experiencing the same?
EDIT: It seems that not even Chrome is to blame. As I had a system freeze without having run Chrome on that session. Sometimes happened with WMWare, but it also happened without having run WMWare too. So my guess is that this is a kernel / driver issue. Today I had an update of the x86-video-intel driver... let's see if things will get better.