[Driver 430.14] system sometimes hangs when playing VRChat with Proton on Linux Mint 64bit [GTX 1080]

When playing VRChat on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon (Ubuntu based) using Proton (Steam), the system sometimes hangs when loading avatars. The hangs seem to happen randomly rather than when loading specific content. It also only seems to hang when using VR, not in desktop mode.
The system also hangs with all older driver versions that I have run (418.56 415.27 410.78).
This it the only situation where I am experiencing hangs.
I am posting here because I basically have no idea where the issue actually lies. No idea if it is actually the drivers fault, or if DXVK (part of Proton) is sending some commands to the driver that are faulty.

Passage from “kern.log”:

May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094287] NVRM: GPU at PCI:0000:17:00: GPU-84e2b85e-7a23-43cd-6a70-67698b059cb4
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094292] NVRM: GPU Board Serial Number:
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094297] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: ESR 0x405848=0x80000000
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094322] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: Shader Program Header 8 Error
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094328] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: ESR 0x405840=0x90000100
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094804] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: ChID 0093, Class 0000c197, Offset 0000238c, Data 00000000

Passage from “syslog”:

May 23 01:39:01 MotoFckr9k-Tessa CRON[4488]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php/sessionclean ] && if [ ! -d /run/systemd/system ]; then /usr/lib/php/sessionclean; fi)
May 23 01:39:07 MotoFckr9k-Tessa systemd[1]: Starting Clean php session files...
May 23 01:39:07 MotoFckr9k-Tessa systemd[1]: Started Clean php session files.
May 23 01:40:13 MotoFckr9k-Tessa assert_20190523014013_11.dmp[4919]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)#012/tmp/dumps/assert_20190523014013_11.dmp
May 23 01:40:15 MotoFckr9k-Tessa assert_20190523014013_11.dmp[4919]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
May 23 01:40:15 MotoFckr9k-Tessa assert_20190523014013_11.dmp[4919]: response: CrashID=bp-3a93a40f-8284-4c9e-a93c-657082190522
May 23 01:40:15 MotoFckr9k-Tessa assert_20190523014013_11.dmp[4919]: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20190523014013_11.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-3a93a40f-8284-4c9e-a93c-657082190522''
May 23 01:42:07 MotoFckr9k-Tessa systemd[1]: Starting Message of the Day...
May 23 01:42:07 MotoFckr9k-Tessa systemd[1]: Started Message of the Day.
May 23 01:43:07 MotoFckr9k-Tessa upowerd[1562]: unhandled action 'bind' on /sys/devices/pci0000:b2/0000:b2:03.0/0000:b3:00.0/usb13/13-2/13-2.2/13-2.2.4/13-2.2.4.4/13-2.2.4.4.1/13-2.2.4.4.1:1.0
May 23 01:43:09 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_5.dmp[5438]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)#012/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523014309_5.dmp
May 23 01:43:11 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_5.dmp[5438]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
May 23 01:43:11 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_5.dmp[5438]: response: Discarded=1
May 23 01:43:11 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_5.dmp[5438]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523014309_5.dmp'', upload yes: ''Discarded=1''
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094287] NVRM: GPU at PCI:0000:17:00: GPU-84e2b85e-7a23-43cd-6a70-67698b059cb4
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094292] NVRM: GPU Board Serial Number:
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094297] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: ESR 0x405848=0x80000000
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094322] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: Shader Program Header 8 Error
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094328] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: ESR 0x405840=0x90000100
May 23 01:49:17 MotoFckr9k-Tessa kernel: [48332.094804] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:17:00): 13, Graphics Exception: ChID 0093, Class 0000c197, Offset 0000238c, Data 00000000
May 23 01:51:29 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015125_3.dmp[8782]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)#012/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523015125_3.dmp
May 23 01:51:30 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015125_3.dmp[8782]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
May 23 01:51:30 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015125_3.dmp[8782]: response: CrashID=bp-6e8fb3e9-aad1-4e81-9c48-03ab12190522
May 23 01:51:30 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015125_3.dmp[8782]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523015125_3.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-6e8fb3e9-aad1-4e81-9c48-03ab12190522''
May 23 01:51:34 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014308_1.dmp[8790]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)#012/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523014308_1.dmp
May 23 01:51:35 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014308_1.dmp[8790]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
May 23 01:51:35 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014308_1.dmp[8790]: response: CrashID=bp-9baeacf7-584f-4db4-b541-f9f482190522
May 23 01:51:35 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014308_1.dmp[8790]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523014308_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-9baeacf7-584f-4db4-b541-f9f482190522''
May 23 01:51:45 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015145_3.dmp[8794]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)#012/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523015145_3.dmp
May 23 01:51:45 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_1.dmp[8797]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)#012/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523014309_1.dmp
May 23 01:51:47 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015145_3.dmp[8794]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
May 23 01:51:47 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015145_3.dmp[8794]: response: CrashID=bp-2583cf05-127d-4812-86cc-c9e092190522
May 23 01:51:47 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523015145_3.dmp[8794]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523015145_3.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-2583cf05-127d-4812-86cc-c9e092190522''
May 23 01:51:47 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_1.dmp[8797]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
May 23 01:51:47 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_1.dmp[8797]: response: CrashID=bp-539a70ab-2388-405a-b477-39d5a2190522
May 23 01:51:47 MotoFckr9k-Tessa crash_20190523014309_1.dmp[8797]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20190523014309_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-539a70ab-2388-405a-b477-39d5a2190522''

You might want to attach here:
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1051300/linux/inconsistent-but-frequent-freeze-caused-by-steamvr/2

Thanks.

Updating to 418.52.07 fixed this issue for me.
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1051300/linux/inconsistent-but-frequent-freeze-caused-by-steamvr/post/5342522/#5342522