[Workaround] Random freezes with the Linux Kernel update

Dear users,

There are reports on Reddit (and I experienced this issue personally too) that for some users, the Linux 6.7 kernel update may result in seemingly random freezes. If you have that problem too, and if you don’t see a rogue process on top taking up excessive resources, you can switch to the LTS kernel temporarily to see if that solves your problem. If you choose to do that, you may follow the instructions below:

  1. When you reach the graphical login screen after booting your computer, you should be able to switch to a tty with Ctrl Alt F3

  2. Upgrade and install the linux-lts kernel with

sudo pacman -Syu linux-lts linux-lts-headers
  1. Assuming you have the Grub bootloader, regenerate grub menu entries with
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
  1. Reboot your computer
  1. On the Grub menu that follows, you can choose Advanced Options and select the first linux-lts menu entry to boot with the LTS kernel.

If you need help, please post on the Forum or on Discord.

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