Garuda Xfce freezes frequently because my PC has too little memory, cannot be updated

My system freezes often when I am using e.g. Firefox maybe due to graphics driver. I am using nouveau driver for Nvidia graphics card; alternative would be now unsupported nvidia-340 I guess. Suspend to RAM does not work either; it just seems to blank screen and thereafter nothing works and I can not resume.

Another issue is that I can not upgrade system. I click on the shield in the panel and start upgrade, but it fails after long time downloading and whatnot with error dialog just stating "Failed to commit transaction".

We can't help without logfile from terminal.
Did you search in forum about?
Did you refresh the mirrorlist?

As always post your inxi -Faz.

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Which logfile do you mean? Do I have to refresh mirrorlist each time even If I use the presented graphical tool for updating?

logfile from pamac update
in terminal use

upd

post in and output as text.

Read

please
and post

inxi -Fza

as text!

Even if you personally think it is unnecessary.

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upd results "bash: upd: command not found".

Output of inxi -Fza:

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.43-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts 
  root=UUID=4dec2acf-2a0d-49ba-84fa-f30bd31d0515 rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet 
  splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
  systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBook5,1 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-F42D89C8 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F42D89C8 v: Proto serial: <filter> UEFI: Apple 
  v: MB51.88Z.007D.B03.0904271443 date: 04/27/09 
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P8600 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Penryn family: 6 model-id: 17 (23) stepping: A (10) microcode: A0B 
  cache: L2: 3 MiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 9551 
  Speed: 1592 MHz min/max: 1596/2394 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1592 2: 1592 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: EPT disabled 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 
  mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA C79 [GeForce 9400M] vendor: Apple MacBook5 1 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0863 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: Apple Built-in iSight type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:2 
  chip-ID: 05ac:8507 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: nouveau 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x800 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 338x211mm (13.3x8.3") 
  s-diag: 398mm (15.7") 
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 res: 1280x800 hz: 61 dpi: 114 
  size: 286x178mm (11.3x7.0") diag: 337mm (13.3") 
  OpenGL: renderer: NVAC v: 3.3 Mesa 21.1.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:08.0 chip-ID: 10de:0ac0 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.43-1-lts running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet driver: forcedeth v: kernel port: 21e0 
  bus-ID: 00:0a.0 chip-ID: 10de:0ab0 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp0s10 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN 
  vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme driver: wl v: kernel modules: ssb port: 1000 
  bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:432b class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wls3 state: up mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  bus-ID: 4-1.1:3 chip-ID: 05ac:8213 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter> 
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down 
  bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes 
  address: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 13.14 GiB (5.6%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: HFS250G32TND-3112A 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0P00 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 232.38 GiB size: 232.38 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 13.14 GiB (5.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 560 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 232.38 GiB size: 232.38 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 13.14 GiB (5.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 232.38 GiB size: 232.38 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 13.14 GiB (5.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 232.38 GiB size: 232.38 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 13.14 GiB (5.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.79 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
  dev: /dev/zram0 
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.79 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
  dev: /dev/zram1 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 54.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 201 Uptime: 5m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.59 GiB 
  used: 1.03 GiB (28.8%) Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1174 lib: 308 Shell: Bash 
  v: 5.1.8 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.04

Xfce, aha, than use in terminal

sudo reflector --country Germany --latest 5 --age 2 --fastest 5 --protocol https --sort rate --save /etc/p

By more RAM, fixed the freezes.

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I told Xfce in the title. What is the command you gave?

sorry, copy paste mistake, refresh mirrors and update you system

sudo reflector --country Germany --latest 5 --age 2 --fastest 5 --protocol https --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist && cat /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist && sudo pacman -Syu'

IDK that Xfce don't use the upd alias in .bashrc

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I suppose the last single quote was a typo.
Tail of output follows:

...
 chaotic-keyring-20210617-1-any is up to date
 chaotic-mirrorlist-20210620-1-any is up to date
 Total ( 34/136)                                                     6,6 MiB   607 KiB/s 00:11 [--------------------------------------------------------] 100%
error: failed retrieving file 'alsa-card-profiles-1:0.3.31-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst.sig' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds
error: failed retrieving file 'alsa-topology-conf-1.2.5.1-1-any.pkg.tar.zst.sig' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds
error: failed retrieving file 'alsa-ucm-conf-1.2.5.1-1-any.pkg.tar.zst.sig' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds
warning: too many errors from archlinux.thaller.ws, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'iana-etc-20210624-1-any.pkg.tar.zst.sig' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds
warning: failed to retrieve some files
error: failed to commit transaction (download library error)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

Now you have used upd from /usr/bin/update.

You have server/ISP problems. Try again later without the ' in my post above.

Use also forum search function.
Read also from DL page

Minimum requirements

  • 30 GB storage space

* 4 GB RAM

  • Video card with OpenGL 3.3 or better
  • 64-bit system
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I did not use ' even before. I don't know about OpenGL 3.3. Do you mean my system does not have enough RAM to run update? What is DL page?

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"
OpenGL version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 465.31

You can update but freezes came from less RAM.

Downloads

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