• Antergos freezes completely, at random

    First off, would like to thank the development community, Antergos is great, I love it :)
    Recently, however, it seems to randomly freeze, entirely. The mouse/keyboard/screen stop responding, and I’m left with only the hard-reset option.

    I’ve scrolled around the different forums here but none of the solutions worked for me.
    Furthermore, I couldn’t find any hints in journalctl, etc, but I’m attaching the logs as instructed in the pinned post.

    This makes working on Antergos almost inviable at the moment, and is quite frustrating :(

    Would appreciate some help, thanks :)

  • Can you give me systemspecs?

    copy paste this in terminal and give the url it gives out at the end:

    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
  • @idan
    Another thing to check: have you installed stuff from AUR lately? You could see AUR (=unofficial) stuff with command

    pacman -Qm
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  • @idan
    Can you remove any of them? If yes, then I’d try removing them one by one, but cautiously, since they may break other programs.

    Especially jdk, jre and js should be replaced with their current versions.
    And if possible, remove ncurses5 and use ncurses version 6.

    Which package(s) need that intel-opencl?

  • ArchWiki…recommend not installing the xf86-video-intel driver, and instead falling back on the modesetting driver for fourth generation and newer GPUshttps://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Intel_graphics

  • Hey!

    No I can’t - they’re all for projects and/or work, and require those specific versions unfortunately :(

    However, I did use @joekamprad’s link and the first attempt, using 20-intel.conf just crashed X and wouldn’t let me boot (luckily, commandline was still available after spawning another tty, and I could revert the changes and boot again).

    It took me a while where to set intel_idle.max_cstate=1 (that could use some clarifying up in the wiki perhaps); after setting it in grub and booting, it seems fine at least for the last couple of hours.

    Will report back if it remains stable or continues to freeze.


  • @idan
    To help experimenting with the kernel boot parameters, you can write boot menu entries into file /boot/grub/custom.cfg. That file will automatically be checked by grub, and if there are menu entries, grub will show them and let you select them.

    Here’s some more info and examples:

    Kernel parameters can be written to the end of the line starting with word linux.

  • @manuel
    Thank you! I think that should be incorporated into the wiki for future help :)
    I almost broke my grub trying to experiment with different options…

    Either way, the intel_idle.max_cstate seems to resolve the issue indeed (took a few days to verify that it doesn’t freeze under different workloads).
    It’s weird that it started happening randomly, but I guess such is life ;)


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