# 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

sudo update-grub

Reboot the system

sudo reboot

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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