Issues with videos streaming[multiple/all services]

ok don't laugh at my specs but..

garuda-inxi yields:

  Kernel: 5.18.15-zen1-2-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=31c91417-9b22-4a93-980b-39d2c2472adb rw [email protected]
    root=/dev/mapper/luks-38ffb085-16a1-4da9-b0b9-d6496d1ed13d splash
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=/dev/mapper/luks-cb02851c-4260-4bb5-91ff-e7c177503d58 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 15-5568 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0G2P21 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.18.0 date: 07/23/2018
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 16.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 16.2/42.0 Wh (38.5%)
    volts: 13.0 min: 11.4 model: SMP DELL 3CRH35B type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: full
  Info: model: Intel Core i3-6100U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
    gen: core 6 built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x4E (78)
    stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2300 high: 2301 min/max: 400/2300 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 2300 2: 2300 3: 2301
    4: 2300 bogomips: 18399
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Dell driver: i915
    v: kernel arch: Gen-9 process: Intel 14n built: 2015-16 ports:
    active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Realtek Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 0bda:568a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 model: AU Optronics 0x10ed built: 2016
    res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 gamma: 1.2 size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48")
    diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.4
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.15-zen1-2-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:3165 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 160.63 GiB (71.8%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Lexar model: SSD size: 223.57 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 7A scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 206.27 GiB size: 206.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 160.63 GiB
    (77.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-38ffb085-16a1-4da9-b0b9-d6496d1ed13d
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 682 KiB
    (0.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 206.27 GiB size: 206.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 160.63
    GiB (77.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-38ffb085-16a1-4da9-b0b9-d6496d1ed13d
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 206.27 GiB size: 206.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 160.63
    GiB (77.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-38ffb085-16a1-4da9-b0b9-d6496d1ed13d
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 206.27 GiB size: 206.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 160.63
    GiB (77.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-38ffb085-16a1-4da9-b0b9-d6496d1ed13d
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.49 GiB used: 1.8 MiB (0.0%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 17.04 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
    mapped: luks-cb02851c-4260-4bb5-91ff-e7c177503d58
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C pch: 46.5 C mobo: 46.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
  Processes: 218 Uptime: 9m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.49 GiB used: 2.95 GiB
  (19.1%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 1803 lib: 404
  Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.20
warning: config file /etc/pacman.conf, line 34: directive 'TotalDownload' in section 'options' not recognized.
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
  System install date:     2022-07-21
  Last full system update: 2022-08-02
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Timeshift (maybe)
  Failed units:            plymouth-deactivate.service 

as you can see, this is per a recent overall garuda-upgrade and yay -Syu[because anxiety, don't ask lolol]

I've tried both firefox and google-chrome-stable browsers,after several reboots && shutdown now's, attempting streams on youtube, netflix, and a less-than-kosher streaming site i'll let you wonder about. video widgets/components load fine -- ads, previews, and the like, but then i go to actually throw the stream and get pretty much continuous loading icons/failure notifications. just curious if anyone's experiencing similar issues and/or if i'm just dumb and am over-looking something. any feedback appreciated!!


Welcome :slight_smile:

A pious wish :wink:

Just use update or garuda-update, there is no garuda-upgrade :slight_smile:

Do you change snapper to timeshift?

It's not really a benchmark, but I have 47923 bogomips here on my weak laptop, and no problems.

You should try it with a WM like i3wm or sway and not KDE. I think your CPU is overloaded with it.
Start top or htop in the terminal and look at the values.

BTW, check in garuda-assistant, performance/powersave settings.


Try turning off all sound servers except Alsa and PipeWire.

To update your AUR packages with a normal update, pass the -a flag.

garuda-update -a

More here: Garuda Update | Garuda Linux wiki


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