Alacrity fails downloads

I came from manjaro to garuda, looks amazing videoplayback and gui smoothness is great. i have one problem though. No matter how fast alacrity is downloading it fails and tells me it failed to retrieve files because the connection was too slow and sent less than 1byte in ten seconds. my connection isnt fast but it seems like 1mb is fast enough to be usable and not time out. i could watch the downloads working going over 150k each, so i have no idea whats wrong.

im looking to figure this out so i can make garuda my daily and move on from manjaro. thanks in advance...

Doanld

specs are as follows


Info: Quad Core model: AMD A8-3520M APU with Radeon HD Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Fusion
family: 12 (18) model-id: 1 stepping: 0 microcode: 3000027 cache: L2: 4 MiB bogomips: 12776
Speed: 1562 MHz min/max: 800/1600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1562 2: 1272 3: 1358
4: 1540
Flags: 3dnow 3dnowext 3dnowprefetch abm aperfmperf apic arat clflush cmov cmp_legacy
constant_tsc cpb cpuid cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de extapic extd_apicid fpu fxsr fxsr_opt ht
hw_pstate ibs lahf_lm lbrv lm mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl
npt nrip_save nx osvw pae pat pausefilter pdpe1gb pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rdtscp rep_good sep
skinit sse sse2 sse4a svm svm_lock syscall tsc vme vmmcall wdt
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected

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System:    Kernel: 5.14.14-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=5c34e67c-0dc1-4b14-944d-63557742d816
rw [email protected] quiet
cryptdevice=UUID=57edb8fb-b436-4592-bb3d-4b51ee69ea4d:luks-57edb8fb-b436-4592-bb3d-4b51ee69ea4d
root=/dev/mapper/luks-57edb8fb-b436-4592-bb3d-4b51ee69ea4d splash rd.udev.log_priority=3
vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
resume=/dev/mapper/luks-6ab855cc-bf6a-446b-b5db-c1060cf0445b loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
v: 0690210000204710000620100 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1805 v: 33.58 serial: <filter> BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: F.1C
date: 01/25/2013
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 700.4 Wh (99.0%) condition: 707.5/95.0 Wh (744.4%) volts: 8.0 min: 10.8
model: Hewlett-Packard 8800 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: AMD A8-3520M APU with Radeon HD Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Fusion
family: 12 (18) model-id: 1 stepping: 0 microcode: 3000027 cache: L2: 4 MiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm bogomips: 12776
Speed: 894 MHz min/max: 800/1600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 894 2: 1655 3: 2059
4: 825
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Sumo [Radeon HD 6620G] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:9641 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Chicony HP TrueVision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-1:2 chip-ID: 04f2:b252
class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: ati,radeon
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1848 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 506x487mm (19.9x19.2") s-diag: 702mm (27.6")
Monitor-1: LVDS res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
Monitor-2: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 305 size: 160x90mm (6.3x3.5") diag: 184mm (7.2")
OpenGL: renderer: AMD SUMO (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.14.14-zen1-1-zen LLVM 12.0.1) v: 3.3 Mesa 21.2.4
compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: AMD BeaverCreek HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500D and 6400G-6600G series]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:1714
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1022:780d class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.14-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: enp0s16f1u1 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: half mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 126.34 GiB used: 12.19 GiB (9.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST9120817AS size: 111.79 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: B
scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB model: General USB Flash Disk size: 14.55 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 104.48 GiB size: 104.48 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.19 GiB (11.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-57edb8fb-b436-4592-bb3d-4b51ee69ea4d
ID-2: /home raw-size: 104.48 GiB size: 104.48 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.19 GiB (11.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-57edb8fb-b436-4592-bb3d-4b51ee69ea4d
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 104.48 GiB size: 104.48 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.19 GiB (11.7%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-57edb8fb-b436-4592-bb3d-4b51ee69ea4d
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 104.48 GiB size: 104.48 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.19 GiB (11.7%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-57edb8fb-b436-4592-bb3d-4b51ee69ea4d
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.32 GiB used: 414.8 MiB (12.2%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 7.3 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1
maj-min: 254:1 mapped: luks-6ab855cc-bf6a-446b-b5db-c1060cf0445b
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 49.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 227 Uptime: 5h 30m wakeups: 2 Memory: 3.32 GiB used: 1.9 GiB (57.3%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1133 lib: 285
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08

Hi there, welcome.
Are your mirrorlists updated?
E.g. do you update using the update command, which embeds that step?

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i believe so, i used the setup assistant and let it update itself after a fresh install. if i remember correctly then alacrity does that by default when i do this. i tried this on my llano laptop that i posted the specs for and my other I5 1st gen laptop as well, so i don't think its a compatibility issue.I also tried wifi and wired connections as well. same results in both test cases.

Hi there, welcome to the community.

Run update command in konsole.

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The update command does a lot of useful things every time you launch it:

  • updates itself, if necessary
  • refreshes the mirrorlists (which could be useful in your case)
  • updates the system
  • etc...
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will do brb

This is the same outcome i explained in the first post. I'm anew user so i couldn't post the entire output because it had more than 5 links. when this failed the download meter on my taskbar said 800 kb to 1.1 mb per second

╰─λ update
[sudo] password for archy:
:: Synchronizing package databases...
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
multilib is up to date
chaotic-aur 1585.2 KiB 351 KiB/s 00:05 [------------------------------------] 100%
warning: garuda-update-1.2.8-1 is up to date -- skipping
there is nothing to do

Refreshing mirrorlists..
[2021-11-03 01:20:58] WARNING: failed to rate http(s) download (https://mirror.telepoint.bg/archlinux/community/os/x86_64/community.db): Download timed out after 5 second(s).
[2021-11-03 01:21:07] WARNING: failed to rate http(s) download (https://mirror.cyberbits.asia/archlinux/community/os/x86_64/community.db): Download timed out after 5 second(s).
[2021-11-03 01:21:14] WARNING: failed to rate http(s) download (https://archlinux.thaller.ws/community/os/x86_64/community.db): Download timed out after 5 second(s).

Maybe check if this can help:

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i never had to do this, i don't know how.

I see it is available in the AUR, so
paru rate-mirrors
for usage (I also don't know it), you could read something upstream:

Another option could be with reflector, extending the timeout, e.g. (15 sec):
reflector --latest 5 --protocol http,https --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist --download-timeout 15

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I opened octopi installed rate-mirrors ran rate-mirrors arch and to my suprise alacrity pulled down 3mb per second and everything went through with no hitch when i updated...

Thanks for the greats support...best support ive got on a linux distro's forum in my many years of using linux..

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