# GUI Apps Freezes Randomly In Void Linux
I had this problem with my Thinkpad X1 running Void Linux. The gui applications get freezes randomly, Brave (appimage), qutebrowser and sigil to name some. I don’t have to many gui apps installed in my systems.
Searching for a fix I get this somewhere, Void’s kernel are built with CONFIG_INTEL_IOMMU_DEFAULT_ON=y and this can cause problems with some GPU model.
Here is a quick fix
sudo vim /etc/default/grub
Find GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and add intel_iommu=igfx_off to the end at the line like
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="loglevel=3 snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0 intel_iommu=igfx_off"
Then update grub
Reboot the system
Added that to the grub parameters fix this problem in Void Linux. I haven’t had this problem in other distros that I use (Arch Linux, Debian)
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