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System:    Kernel: 5.15.7-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-08-10_16-19-42/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
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BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2103 date: 08/15/2014
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model-id: 3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 28 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 6 MiB
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SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
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i have been having issues with playback form Netflix. every time I'm getting an error saying "This title is not available to watch instantly" i have tried on my windows side and it is working fine,

I have tried edge on Linux too. but same errors pops up, i have tired resetting all browsers as well.

Thank you!

First of all try to Update your locale.gen maybe take a look at here


Careful, you booted off a snapshot and you should complete the restore from the timeshift GUI, then reboot, before proceeding in a clean way.
But it seems to be a very old snapshot, so probably in this state since then and I'm not really sure on the best way to proceed here...


could you tell me how to restore? i thought it as a bug, as i have pressed restore from the GUI but every time i boot a pop up shows up and asks me to restore.

This message pops up Everytime

open timeshift
Chose the timeshift entry and hit the restore button
then reboot


but same pop up comes asking me to restore the snapshot. i just restored and same happened.

Which snapshot have you selected in timeshift to restore?
Could you please also show your /etc/fstab and ' sudo btrfs subvolume list'?
As said, I'm unsure what's going on here, because that snapshot seems very old and I don't know how to recover if not from the GUI. Anyway the info above maybe could clarify something.


# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d /              btrfs   subvol=/@,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd 0 1
UUID=f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d /home          btrfs   subvol=/@home,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd 0 2
UUID=f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d /root          btrfs   subvol=/@root,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd 0 2
UUID=f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d /srv           btrfs   subvol=/@srv,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd 0 2
UUID=f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d /var/cache     btrfs   subvol=/@cache,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd 0 2
UUID=f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d /var/log       btrfs   subvol=/@log,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd 0 2
UUID=f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d /var/tmp       btrfs   subvol=/@tmp,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd 0 2
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0

sudo btrfs subvolume list /
ID 256 gen 44200 top level 5 path @
ID 257 gen 45154 top level 5 path @home
ID 258 gen 44905 top level 5 path @root
ID 259 gen 44200 top level 5 path @srv
ID 260 gen 45140 top level 5 path @cache
ID 261 gen 45154 top level 5 path @log
ID 262 gen 44941 top level 5 path @tmp
ID 283 gen 45154 top level 5 path timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-08-10_16-19-42/@

these are the info..

I could be wrong but it looks like you have been running in a snapshot for some time?
Its like you are in a loop
can you do a

sudo timeshift --list

and output of

sudo update-grub

from terminal
Also i suggest that you backup all your data


Considering the difference in snapshot date and the kernel version, it looks like this snapshot is four months old and has been mounted read-write and updated ever since then (i.e. the snapshot has been used as the main installation). Restoring at this point could be... interesting.

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here are the outputs of the above request,

it should be fine if anything happens to this partition as i have not kept any important data on it. and if things get too spicy it would be able to just do a clean install. right now im just trying to learn this i guess, since its an interesting issue.

udo timeshift --list

/dev/sda5 is mounted at: /run/timeshift/backup, options: rw,relatime,compress=zstd:3,ssd,space_cache,autodefra

Device : /dev/sda5
UUID   : f05db5b3-7e57-4ec3-b7a6-5e3a84beb16d
Path   : /run/timeshift/backup
Mode   : RSYNC
Status : OK
3 snapshots, 41.5 GB free

Num     Name                 Tags  Description
0    >  2021-12-07_00-04-57  O     {timeshift-autosnap} {created before upgrade}
1    >  2021-12-11_12-15-39  O     {timeshift-autosnap} {created before upgrade}
2    >  2021-12-11_19-08-34  O

sudo update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found theme: /usr/share/grub/themes/garuda-dr460nized/theme.txt
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
Found initrd image: /boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-linux-zen.img
Found fallback initrd image(s) in /boot:  intel-ucode.img initramfs-linux-zen-fallback.img
Warning: os-prober will be executed to detect other bootable partitions.
Its output will be used to detect bootable binaries on them and create new boot entries.
Found Windows 10 on /dev/sda1
Found Windows 10 on /dev/sdb1
Detecting snapshots ...
Info: Separate boot partition not detected
Found snapshot: 2021-08-10 16:19:42 | timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-08-10_16-19-42/@
Found 1 snapshot(s)
Unmount /tmp/grub-btrfs.wiTp2lRyLZ .. Success
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+/memtest.bin

This was the reason why we had to move to snapper.:wink:

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You are going to need to chroot in using a live usb.
remove all snapshots and update grub.
then reboot and update
There is no guarantee that this will work as system is abit messed up now.
Or download latest iso and reinstall

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i will try the solutions first @TilliDie

if nothing works a clean install it is ,

thank you all for the help :smiley:

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