GNOME freezing at splash screen
Once in a while, when I had tried GNOME, it would freeze at the GNOME splash screen. There is no way to get around it. I remember reading somewhere about killing 'gksu' but I couldn't find any running processes last time that happened. I did this because I remember reading that if you leave GNOME and something is using gksu when you leave (and you save the session), gksu will be running behind the splash waiting for a password next time GNOME runs. There is no way that could happen for me because the only thing I would run as root would be from a terminal (ie. editing configuration files or using pacman).