Lately I see this occasionally on my Samsung TAB S4.
If you mean freezing playing video from a site like YouTube, I was getting frustrated by Chromium either freezing, or continually buffering.PS Chromium also has an unpleasant problem of computer “freezing” during frequent viewing of video. I still don’t know how to solve this problem,
I might give that a try. I think i have an old SSD laying around somewhere.RossDv8 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:58 amYes !
I had exactly the same problem. It is mentioned on another topic.
I tried swapping my Sandisk Ultra microSD for a brand new Samsung EVO Plus card in case my old card was corrupt. It did nothing.
But, I put in a little spare Sandisk card. Plugged in an SSD with Buster on it to a USB 3 port, and followed the instructions to boot from the microSD and run Buster on the SSD.
That cured all the Chromium problems and fixed a lot of other little niggles too.
If you don;t have access to an SSD, but do have access an external USB 3 HDD, it might be worth trying out.
Maybe I am getting my terminology wrong, but isn't virtual memory a physical disk (or in this case the SD card)?renice123 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:36 pmThe problem with freezing Chromium is to some extent related to the OS settings. For several months now I have been using only Raspberries as my main computer (to be honest, I use two Raspberries). I am an active Internet user, I watch films for a long time, listen to music and do almost everything I did on a “regular” computer. Therefore, I first of all got rid of the “freezing” of Chromium. In fact, it is very easy and you do not even need to install an external SSD (although this is a good idea). Chromium "freezes" due to the fact that it constantly writes to the sd card, which causes the illusion of stopping. I just transferred the whole /home/pi directory to virtual memory (fstab> tmpfs). After that, I never saw Chromium “freeze”, and also Chromium does not write its garbage to my card.
PS Chromium also has an unpleasant problem of computer “freezing” during frequent viewing of video. I still don’t know how to solve this problem, I suspect that there are some imperfections with video drivers, but I can’t check it yet. In this case, Chromium simply shuts down the entire operating system and you need to physically disconnect the power source.
But besides Chromium there are several more browsers that you can use.
It doesn't appear that my RAM is coming close to being full. htop shows about 1.74GB in use (of 3.81GB) with firefox and chromium open (about 3 tabs each).mattmiller wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:40 amI'm not an expert in this area but pauses in GUI desktop use on computers are usually caused by something else taking some time
One of the most common reasons is that the OS has run out of RAM and is swapping stuff out from RAM to external storage etc
This would explain the OP issue and might explain why shifting to faster external storage would seem to cure the second one
I'd check to see if your coming close to using all your RAM up
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pi@raspberrypi:~ $ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.5Gi 912Mi 1.7Gi 320Mi 973Mi 2.3Gi Swap: 2.0Gi 0B 2.0Gi pi@raspberrypi:~ $
I am in Australia, so this link might not be any use to you other than to show an actual adapter that 'WORKS'.My only complaint is that the adapter I am using doesn't have an LED activity indicator. It is nice to see the access indicator running (as it did on a different adapter). Unfortunately, the other adapter with the LED didn't play nice with the pi4's USB3 ports due to a chipset limitation.
Ha - that looks like one that I could have purchased, but it would have taken a couple of extra days! Live and learn I guess... The one I linked to below is listed on the site I posted above as a known-working adapter. It would have been cheaper to boot, but I wanted to get it sorted out quickly rather than waiting.RossDv8 wrote: ↑Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:16 amI am in Australia, so this link might not be any use to you other than to show an actual adapter that 'WORKS'.My only complaint is that the adapter I am using doesn't have an LED activity indicator. It is nice to see the access indicator running (as it did on a different adapter). Unfortunately, the other adapter with the LED didn't play nice with the pi4's USB3 ports due to a chipset limitation.
So if you are searching for an adapter, perhaps look for one that looks exactly like this one.
The two little dots near where it says SATA are a Red LED for Power and a Blue LED for Activity.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB3-0-to-SA ... 443f9f80a7
It works great with the Pi 3B+ and Pi 4, especially with SSD.
These do show up in searches in other countries, and of course, China. But in my country they are pretty expensive. AUD $10 - $12 (Free Postage). I'm about to buy one or two more.
It's worth the price to know it works. And to have the power and activity lights.