I know Linux isn't officially supported but still here is my configuration and issue:
I have it for exactly 3 weeks now .. after reading all these issues I'm starting to feel lucky I guess.
See the attached image for the Serial Number.
- [BIOS Version 0024 - SYSKLi35.86A.0024.2015.1027.2142](https://downloadmirror.intel.com/25822/eng/SY_0036_ReleaseNotes.pdf)
The stock BIOS 0.24, all defaults.
Kingston Value RAM 2x4GB DDR4 2133MHz, nothing fancy or otherwise overclocked.
- [Kingston M.2 2280 120GB](http://www.kingston.com/en/ssd/s#sm2280s3g2)
Kingston 120GB M.2 22x80, SN: sm2280s3/120g
- Currently attached USB devices:
Bluetooth Nano Adapter, SN: 49218, plugged into the front USB3 port
I had issues with Ubuntu and the Intel's 8260 Wifi/Bluetooth, more on that [here](http://askubuntu.com/questions/736191/ubuntu-gnome-15-10-intel-8260-wifi-wifi-bluetooth-issues/737302#737302)
- USB3 Extension Cable on the rear USB3 port and then a cheap USB2 Hub, my keyboard is plugged in there
- My LAN cable is plugged in. I occasionally am switching to it through the Wicd network manager in Ubuntu, in cases when the Wifi becomes too unstable. Otherwise I have been using it through the Wifi adapter most of the time. Note that I'm not using the internal adapter for Bluetooth.
- I'm using HDMI to DVI cable with an old Samsung 1680x1050 60Hz monitor, but I'm planning on using the DP port with a 2K monitor soon.
- [Ubuntu Gnome 15.10](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME)
Regular clean install from a USB stick, all partitions were automatically created by the installer.
Kernel version: 4.2.0-30-generic
GNOME Shell 3.16.4
I'm kind of scared to say it, but it works pretty stable so far (exactly 3 weeks at the time of writing). Despite the bluetooth/wifi problems, that were kind of solved (see the link above).
I also disabled wake on USB in Ubuntu, and I'm waking it up using the Power Button.
What I've started experiencing this week after I finally started using the NUC for work is that the entire PC freezes for 10 seconds and restarts itself after that.
I narrowed down the issue to the Integrated Graphics unit. The issue is easily reproducible using this [WebGL demo](http://myshards.com)
I can easily get the NUC working for days, but if I'm doing certain GPU related tasks I'm starting experiencing some artifacts - a line appears for a second or the screen goes blank for a second.
I'm not watching WebGL demos all day long, but sometimes I do have around 5 instances of Sublime Text 3 running, and although it's a pretty light weight text editor it's actually a GPU intensive application. It uses heavy 2D rendering for its UI goodies. So having that with a bunch of open tabs in Chrome can lead to the freeze and restart issue at some point in time. It's not overheating related, the NUC is barely warmed up at the top.
So my best bet is a GPU driver issue, since there isn't official one for Linux. If anyone can test this demo http://myshards.com on a similar NUC with Windows that would be great.
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