I’ve only been using Antergos Cinnamon for a few months and really like how efficient it is. I was a software engineer a long time ago, so I’m no computer fool. Every now and then, maybe every three weeks or so, I will login and accept updates. After the updates complete, I will see a dialog telling me that Cinnamon has crashed and do I want to restart it. Regardless of whether I select Yes or No, the system will no longer boot into the desktop, even after a reboot.
I solve this problem by wiping the SSD and reinstalling a few days later with the latest release (I have other systems to use). At first, I thought the problem had to do with a wireless card (this is a desktop), so I removed it, but the problem happened again. A few days ago, I noticed that there were Cinnamon updates and then the system crashed, so I wonder if Cinnamon updates have always been the cause.
The hardware (Sandy Bridge processor and 6-series board) is likely not the problem because it has a swap-rack which I use with many different OS: W-7, Fedora, and other Linux distributions. RAID is not used in the PC.