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I recently migrated from Windows 10 to Elementary OS 6 Odin, It has god essentially everything I need for my school work, it's amazing, it's faster than Windows 10, I loved it, unless, it starts freezing randomly whenever I am doing any task that plays audio in it (eg. YouTube, Spotify, Google Meet), if I am not doing something that plays audio in it (like writing this thing), it works pretty fine.

I read some other posts saying Ctrl+Alt+F1 and killall in case everything freezes, but it doesn't work, when I try to use the Ctrl+Alt+F1, it gets nowhere. It is frozen and all I can do is do a hard reboot.

Any suggestions on how I could fix this, I really love the Linux and the Elementary OS experience, but this problem hinders it a lot.

Notes:-

  1. I am using the proprietary drivers for everything
  2. I have the latest version of the OS with all the updates installed
  3. Everything else is working fine, except when I play Audio it crashes with nothing working and the only option left is to Hard Reboot

My Laptop is an Asus E200HA-FD0005TS 11.6-inch Laptop Quad-Core Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300 CPU @ 1.44GHz 2GB DDR3 memory (4 GB of swap is also available) 32GB of EMMC storage dedicated to Elementary OS (No other OS on boot)

EDIT I ran the following commands and got these outputs:-

sudo lshw -c audio

Got no output

sudo lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 22)  

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 22)

00:0b.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Power Management Controller (rev 22)

00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series USB xHCI Controller (rev 22)

00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 22)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCI Express Port #1 (rev 22)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCU (rev 22)

01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 30)  

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free -m

               total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           1872        1228          84         389         560         108
Swap:          4095        1150        2944

This is with 6 firefox tabs and a terminal window

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  • It’s interesting that you can run Odin on a machine with 2GB RAM and 4GB of swap on an eMMC device. The minimum recommended requirements asks for double this. That said, could you edit your question to include the Terminal output of the following commands: (1) sudo lshw -c audio (2) sudo lspci (3) free -m. This will show information about your hardware and system memory, making it easier to offer suggestions 👍🏻
    – matigo
    Nov 27 '21 at 3:39
  • @matigo sure will do :D Nov 29 '21 at 4:25

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